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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

6,882 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 6,882
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 296
Gots: 666 | 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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ryan79

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-20-2013 14:35:04 | More by ryan79
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Tuey13

Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful clear orange copper color with a thick two finger off-white head.

Smells delicious... big piney scent, very strong pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet honeydew melon. This is what a great IPA smells like.. period!!

The taste is phenomenal... a big hop bitterness that is immediately complimented with a light sweetness from the malts. This is such a smooth, perfectly balanced IPA.... I can see why this gets such high marks.

I really hope this becomes a year-round offering as it will be in my fridge nonstop!!

If you have never tried this and are a fan of IPA's... go get some!!!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 08:27:25 | More by Tuey13
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-20-2013 06:09:13 | More by Azrael
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2013 04:21:57 | More by BYOFB
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 12oz into a tulip.

Clear golden orange, with a few fingers of looser white head. Great retention and lacing. Nose is knee buckling - insane tropical and melon character, slight pine and a beautiful sweet malt base. Slight floral character as well. More tropical fruit on the palate, melon skins, peach and a slight bitterness. Finish is mostly sweet. Low carbonation, perfect mouthfeel. I would drink this by the case.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:56:28 | More by liamt07
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PingBob

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-20-2013 03:28:36 | More by PingBob
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2013 03:15:37 | More by barbellsNbeers
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mjenkins5

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2013 02:26:12 | More by mjenkins5
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-20-2013 01:42:26 | More by gio540
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2013 01:08:30 | More by MrRockstar
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-20-2013 00:36:17 | More by AndrewMichael
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luvbier

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2013 00:01:47 | More by luvbier
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Rons35

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2013 22:56:50 | More by Rons35
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-19-2013 22:19:57 | More by phingdong
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2013 22:13:01 | More by clay23
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-19-2013 20:54:53 | More by cincysig
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2013 19:21:28 | More by aasher
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-19-2013 19:17:07 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-19-2013 18:03:54 | More by BuckTuckian
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Rickstar

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2013 17:18:42 | More by Rickstar
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-19-2013 14:47:54 | More by Chris77McGrath
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HoboMoo

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-19-2013 05:57:08 | More by HoboMoo
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Rainier

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

02-19-2013 05:18:00 | More by Rainier
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-19-2013 03:58:28 | More by fdig23
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice clear copper with 1 finger head poured into a pint glass.

S: Great aroma. Lots of super amount of pine and citrus. This is the best part of the beer.

T: Not as bitter as I would like for IIPA. But def very smooth. I wish this had as much taste as it does smell. More of an tangerine/melon/lime with a little bit of resinous taste on the backend.

M: Nice feel on the tongue with a good amount of body. Well carbonated.

O: This seems more like an IPA to me than a double. Could have used more hop bitterness up front. I do like the backend a lot. Still a very solid beer. I see how lots of people could enjoy this beer because its mod bitterness and smooth easily drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 03:52:29 | More by CraftEyeDoc
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,882 ratings.