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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

7,259 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,259
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 346
Gots: 786 | 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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pquijal

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-28-2013 21:23:32 | More by pquijal
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rboinski

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 19:22:51 | More by rboinski
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phooky

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-28-2013 18:23:01 | More by phooky
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 14:04:27 | More by mccallisters_dali
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G_Rod

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-28-2013 13:59:15 | More by G_Rod
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VitoFerrante

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

This beer is awesome. It is everything the style should be! If it was only a bit more unfiltered, I would say I like it as much as the monster players in the style: Panzer Wolf, Heady, Dreadnaught, etc. This could very well be my "go to" based on availability, price, and quality.

03-28-2013 12:14:31 | More by VitoFerrante
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DoomVM

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 11:37:22 | More by DoomVM
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lsummers

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-28-2013 04:28:55 | More by lsummers
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 03:47:40 | More by HumanParaquat
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Tubanator

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2013 02:33:10 | More by Tubanator
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TastyD33_

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-28-2013 01:01:12 | More by TastyD33_
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2013 22:54:53 | More by GuitarIPA
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brewstervt

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2013 21:56:08 | More by brewstervt
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stevepat

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-27-2013 17:48:57 | More by stevepat
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-27-2013 14:23:41 | More by drgonzo2k2
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schillman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-27-2013 13:14:32 | More by schillman
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Lofreqwave

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Hopinista

Nevada

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-27-2013 04:24:23 | More by Hopinista
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HonchoGrande

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2013 02:51:17 | More by HonchoGrande
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2013 01:48:07 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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grrrah

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-27-2013 01:34:26 | More by grrrah
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz. bottle from

A: The lacing from the initial 2 inch head is astounding. One of the best lacing I have seen. The residual head is just a nice solid film with clusters of bigger bubbles. It has a nice cloudy, golden amber color.

S: The smell on this is extremely floral and piney. I'm not getting much citrus. This is one of the few IPAs that I have had that is quite floral. It smells like a well-tended garden that has been freshly mown and has the scent of pre/post rainstorm.

T: The taste is predominately piney with a nice floral hoppy aftertaste. It is hard to get floral flavors due to the strength of pine flavors, but the aftertaste is quite floral, but mild as I would expect from such an aftertaste. It is a very linear and balanced profile throughout its course during the sip/swallow: pine and hops all the way.

M: This is quite crisp with lots of bubbles floating around in there.

O: Contrary to the title of this IPA, it is top-notch and Lagunitas does not suck at all, especially since this has year-round availability. Glad this was my first Lagunitas beer, and it would seem that they know their way around IPAs. I will definitely be getting this again. Sucks is a must try for anyone that says they like IPAs.

03-27-2013 00:12:38 | More by gillagorilla
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-26-2013 23:58:52 | More by mcc1654
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-26-2013 23:47:07 | More by DrIPA
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mcaulifww

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-26-2013 23:17:29 | More by mcaulifww
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,259 ratings.