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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

6,981 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,981
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 302
Gots: 691 | 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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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.2%

03-31-2013 20:35:55 | More by krl2112
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2013 19:38:26 | More by TastyIsBeer
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Feb 18, 2013.

Beer is clear golden, a bit of orange. Moderately-sized white head. Good retention, some lace.

Tropical fruit: sticky mango and passionfruit. Grapefruit. A bit of biscuit.

Taste is obviously hop-focused. Orange, grapefruit and lemon. Some tropical flavours as well, some mango. A bit of pine and resin. Slight caramel malt, but very minimal.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite oily.

Overall, quite good indeed, but not the powerhouse that I was expecting based on the reviews.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 18:53:02 | More by jrenihan
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2013 18:21:46 | More by leschkie
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clubarsky91

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2013 16:57:01 | More by clubarsky91
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-31-2013 16:40:53 | More by MarioM
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 14:32:34 | More by PatGreer
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beergod1

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-31-2013 13:18:04 | More by beergod1
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Kreko7

California

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious DIPA with spices, caramels, tropical fruits and pine notes. Long lasting bitterness with a super fresh hoppiness make this a great brew. Balanced with great body. Hopheads unite on this one. Overall amazing and could drink this bad boy all the time!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 05:54:03 | More by Kreko7
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prender1482

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-31-2013 04:29:35 | More by prender1482
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-31-2013 04:08:30 | More by schopenhauerale
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Crash_the_Dog

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-31-2013 02:51:18 | More by Crash_the_Dog
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 01:58:57 | More by fredmugs
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PG2G

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 01:42:10 | More by PG2G
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navin

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-31-2013 01:08:59 | More by navin
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

03-31-2013 00:02:58 | More by HungarianCount
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Hopstronaut

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-30-2013 23:11:46 | More by Hopstronaut
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a brownish yellow color - somewhat deep hue but could be deceiving. Solid head and lively - carbonation continues from the bottom of the glass a long while after pour and maintains a nice thin layer of head on top of the beer even 30 minutes later. Smell is hoppy yet sweet - strong pine, grass and brown sugar - the aroma is really a treat. Taste doesn't disappoint - really solid and would like to see this one brewed regularly. Grassy bitter hops up front - maybe a tad of spice but then finishes with brown sugar sweetness. Really nicely balanced and really accentuates the hops when fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 23:04:02 | More by Oakenator
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Jessicasav

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-30-2013 18:14:02 | More by Jessicasav
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-30-2013 16:47:31 | More by griffeyb
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-30-2013 15:48:26 | More by bbrown12
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vidguy17

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-30-2013 15:02:48 | More by vidguy17
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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-30-2013 04:53:09 | More by scottiethebody
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-30-2013 03:41:38 | More by BAsbill
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MeowMixz

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-30-2013 03:27:00 | More by MeowMixz
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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