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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

6,841 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,841
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 295
Gots: 647 | FT: 24
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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jmueller216

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -48.4%

04-03-2013 03:31:17 | More by jmueller216
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weonfire

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque, golden/brown, 2 solid inches of creamy white head

S - Awesome. Sweet brown Shugga, bombing citrus hops. Lasting.

T - initial: sweet citrus hops, bitter level is a 5/10, pineapple. finish has more citrus, carmel and has some booze on the way down. Sweet hoppy bitterness lingers for a few moments.

M - Frothy, high viscosity, cream, big & full body.

O - Excellent. Love the Brown Shugga sweetness which is balanced very nicely by 68 IBUs. Booze is low but enough to taste. Froth level is the perfect amount you want for a IIPA, head also remains for entire brew. Highly recommend this to even non IPA lovers. Its certainly worth the $11.99/ 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:11:23 | More by weonfire
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-03-2013 01:13:51 | More by Seakyden
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ProudBeerSnob

New York

4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Crystal clear golden I color with a nice airy head that never completely disappears and leaves lovely lacing.

Was expecting more from the nose. Very faint citrus, with some resiny aromas.

The taste is where this beer excels. Wonderful hops whomping my palate then leaves it clean. Appropriate mouthfeel for the style; a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:49:50 | More by ProudBeerSnob
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-03-2013 00:45:29 | More by atoulouk
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-03-2013 00:32:42 | More by Mattyb79
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-02-2013 21:55:16 | More by pknyc
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- gold bottle pour with nice head retention and lacing sticks. Smell- sweet pine and hops are very prevalent- slight caramel. Taste- great hops up front- the dry hopping is great. Mouthfeel- lingering and slight carbonation. Overall- one of my fav IPAs. I've tasted literally thousands of beers in the past few years- and this is my first rating as I sit here- so hopefully I get better at this.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 21:21:10 | More by bulldogg915
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mtreis86

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-02-2013 21:03:02 | More by mtreis86
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-02-2013 15:11:50 | More by jpatton0127
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beercanman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-02-2013 08:25:24 | More by beercanman
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-02-2013 04:47:12 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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--Dom--

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-02-2013 02:38:57 | More by --Dom--
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-02-2013 01:22:56 | More by Hallertau
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pointone

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-02-2013 01:12:11 | More by pointone
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2013 22:58:58 | More by BradStokley
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yottachem

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-01-2013 22:41:15 | More by yottachem
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Skeeze

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-01-2013 22:33:17 | More by Skeeze
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shredder83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2013 22:15:34 | More by shredder83
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LockeSD

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-01-2013 21:13:30 | More by LockeSD
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BrewSensei

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2013 16:17:57 | More by BrewSensei
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VsTheWorld1121

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-01-2013 15:18:09 | More by VsTheWorld1121
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-01-2013 14:33:28 | More by Localdrinklax
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-01-2013 08:44:27 | More by Rainblows
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jahbulon

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-01-2013 06:58:04 | More by jahbulon
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,841 ratings.