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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

6,997 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,997
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 306
Gots: 696 | FT: 22
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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danolson312

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-17-2013 21:49:52 | More by danolson312
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derekdenim

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-17-2013 21:12:14 | More by derekdenim
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ChrisCorbin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-17-2013 02:35:56 | More by ChrisCorbin
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-17-2013 01:54:46 | More by rumorsofsurf
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-17-2013 01:12:48 | More by civicm87
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logicerror

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

04-17-2013 01:12:16 | More by logicerror
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-17-2013 00:52:11 | More by LostHighway
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-17-2013 00:46:53 | More by Cubatobaco
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-16-2013 22:53:04 | More by ackbarleywine
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-16-2013 20:58:40 | More by mavbrew
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-16-2013 07:32:32 | More by theGlasstronaut
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2013 06:24:49 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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nollie77

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2013 03:53:56 | More by nollie77
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BushwyckCraft

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2013 02:18:18 | More by BushwyckCraft
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kustard

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-16-2013 02:00:03 | More by kustard
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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a killer hop scent surrounded by a solid pale malt aroma. The taste is good. It has a wonderful hop flavor; bold and full of citrus notes. The malt bill provides adequate balance and a smooth pale and Munich malt flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious DIPA. It's true to the West coast style and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 00:57:56 | More by WesWes
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a five plus finger white head that fades slowly leaving tons of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is hemlock/pine hops, flavor is caramel and hemlock. Light lingering bitter finish. Decent Imperial IPA. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 22:46:02 | More by jdhilt
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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VTHopddicted

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Givemebeer

Vermont

4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Possibly my favorite IPA that I've had during my recent IPA binge.

Tropical citrus smell and taste that is incredibly refreshing. Must say this is the best smelling beer I've ever had. Taste is almost as good as the smell. Being on the east coast I can't find this often, if I do come across it again I will not hesitate to buy it.

Serving type: bottle

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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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MrNate

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-15-2013 01:40:34 | More by MrNate
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juliusseizure

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-15-2013 01:33:03 | More by juliusseizure
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,997 ratings.