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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,878 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,878
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 296
Gots: 664 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.85% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

(Beer added by: Jules11788 on 11-07-2011)
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Bluecane

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-21-2013 06:04:45 | More by Bluecane
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bonSreeB

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-21-2013 04:27:08 | More by bonSreeB
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gpogo

California

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
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creal92

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-21-2013 01:31:00 | More by creal92
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Braseltonage

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2013 21:07:49 | More by Braseltonage
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trodam

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-20-2013 19:58:38 | More by trodam
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cuy50

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2013 19:28:17 | More by cuy50
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craftykat05

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-20-2013 17:31:13 | More by craftykat05
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-20-2013 17:24:34 | More by shangwang
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-20-2013 15:21:05 | More by SourAddict
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McStagger

California

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
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kmoen

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-20-2013 07:46:57 | More by kmoen
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-20-2013 06:49:43 | More by jreindl
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singingninkasi

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-20-2013 02:39:20 | More by singingninkasi
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2013 01:39:52 | More by Hopmarc
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Megan1937

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-20-2013 01:37:25 | More by Megan1937
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BltByKrmn

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-19-2013 23:28:13 | More by BltByKrmn
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-19-2013 22:26:12 | More by Cyclone8
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Fubar1453

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-19-2013 20:40:34 | More by Fubar1453
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-19-2013 19:15:01 | More by HopChef44
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-19-2013 12:13:30 | More by rolandboy
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jeg518

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-18-2013 21:07:50 | More by jeg518
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readbaron

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-18-2013 19:12:34 | More by readbaron
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Jd2391

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-18-2013 18:46:21 | More by Jd2391
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-18-2013 16:01:21 | More by Jason1337
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,878 ratings.