Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Clear copper body with small white head that leaves sparse lacing.
A- Wonderful hop aroma. Tropical fruity hops so much. Slight sweet caramel malt.
T- Spicy alcohol hit with a heavy hop flavor. Superbly tropical hop flavor. Nice bitterness throughout. The hop flavors are incredible.
M- Medium body moderate carbonation that is very biting.
D- This shit is the shit.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2013 03:07:17 | More by gpogo
4.65/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Been hearing about this one for awhile.
A: Medium copper hue with excellent clarity. Two fingers khaki head. Stellar retention. Minimal to moderate carbonation. Definitely a good looking IPA.
S: Dank ass hops. Seriously. Reminds me so much of the Drake Pale Ale (which I love). Huge hits of tropical and stone fruit in this one. Mango, guava and apricot erupt from the glass. Bit of caramel malt in there, but the star of the show is definitely the insanely aromatic hops.
T: Juicy and dank. The malt is there, sure. Splashes of the usual caramel, touch of spice, maybe a bit of cinnamon. But these are secondary to the extremely flavorful hops. Not your usual west coast flair of grapefruit with a touch of pine. These hops are peach, guava, apricot, mango, pineapple. Extremely flavorful. Bright, ripe and juicy with enough chalky/ashy bitterness to remind you that this is indeed a DIPA. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.
M: An excellent balance of carbonation, malt body and alcohol.
O: Lagunitas absolutely killed it with this one. Seriously. Easily the best beer I've had by this accomplished brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 09:07:13 | More by McStagger
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,878 ratings.