Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -0.7%
This is my first review, so please be gentle.
Bottle to Tulip
A- 1" head quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Copper to orange in color.
S- Wow. Very agressive. Dank, resiny and piney with floral backnotes. What I would expect from a DIPA.
T- Again, Wow. Attacks the palate. Very hop forward with a nice restrained balance of sweetness. Grapefruit up front with a finish of pineapple.
M-A little syrupy. Carbonation does a nice job of distributing flavors across the palate.
O- Nothing subtle about this beer! Big hops all the way through. Bouquet develops nicely throughout (my nose has been stuck in the glass the entire time). All in all, a very nice West Coast DIPA.
Question- Does anyone know the hop profile on this? i'm thinking C's with maybe some Magnum?
01-13-2013 23:15:36 | More by sloany
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Clear, light golden body with a 2+ finger white head. Nice retention and smatterings of lacing along the glass.
Solid aroma that jumps out as soon as it is poured. Primarily tropical fruit notes like mango and pineapple dominate the aroma, but there is a light citrus and pine resin note in the background. Not much notice of the malt.
The flavor is just as good as the aroma. Very tasty blend here of rich hop flavors featuring the aforementioned tropical hops. A touch of grapefruit and lemon flavor balances the hop notes. A light malt backbone makes for a nice finish.
The mouthfeel is lighter than I expected for an Imperial brew. But, this drinks more like and IPA to me than a double. Still, a superb beer.
01-13-2013 22:11:44 | More by FanofHefe
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
Had on tap at Uber Tavern. Review from notes.
A: Served in a pint glass, Sucks was a clear golden color with a small white, foamy head on top with great retention and moderate lacing.
S: Extremely tropical, mango, tangerine, orange, lots of citrus in the aroma. Very faint grain malt aroma, but fruit flavors dominate.
T: A great tasting IPA, more tropical fruits - grapefruit, orange, mango, it was great. In the middle there is some fresh grass with minimal bitterness. Overall, extremely juicy. Has a slightly spicy finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Extremely drinkable, drinks easier than abv would indicate.
O: Could be the best Lagunitas beer I have had. Would stock this in my fridge all the time.
01-13-2013 21:39:36 | More by mdaschaf
4.04/5 rDev -7.3%
This much hyped beer is exciting for me, tucked away in the corner of the country I am. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live in my apartment in high-altitude Libby, Mont.
A- Pours a one finger thick white head with nice retention for the style but not so much for the ABV. A cloudy straw-colored body with medium clarity. Looks just fine I suppose.
S- Juicy brew. Hop oil is very present, floral and bright. Juicy passionfruit and pineapple. Very sugary. Surprisingly tropical and not bruising with the hops. Interesting and rather delightful.
T- Like a buzzsaw on the palate, aggressive hops and floral fruitiness. Not a beer I'd imagine would be friendly to those not fond of DIPAs. Could be better balanced, but not bad. Just jarring.
M- Thick, bubbly and very dry finish. Hits the tip of the tongue especially well.
O- Good, not worthy of the 99 score in my opinion. Be wary of this, despite the aromatic and fruity aroma, this is a hoppy son of a gun.
01-13-2013 04:39:42 | More by Murrhey
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,256 ratings.