Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -8.3%
A- pours an orangish gold with an inch of foam. Great retention
S- hoppy and sweet
T- slightly citrusy and hoppy. Delicious. very well balanced
O- outstanding beer. Great flavor. I would mostly think of holiday ales as being closer to a brown ale, but this is incredibly well balanced for a double ipa.
01-29-2012 17:12:54 | More by Jammies
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
I grabbed a couple of sixers of this x-mas and saved a couple to do reviews with. Poured into my dfh tulip/crunk glass...as my mom-in-law said when she tried a sip.... It's like drinking a x-mas tree in a glass! One of the best brews I've had in a long time.
A-- deep orange color w/ a thin white head. Has a small amount of floaty sediment.
S-- over the top hoppy! Pine and citrus notes... Smells as amazing as it tastes!
M-- categorized as a double ipa, booze isn't very strong. A little resinous/syrupy hoppy goodness
T-- Tastes just like it smells. Boatload of hops, followed up by citrus and pine notes. Very unique flavor, even compared to other Lagunitas ipas
O-- Awesome beer, they should brew it year round! Brown Shugga is a good seasonal, but this blows it away!
01-28-2012 23:14:47 | More by Supadup21
4.28/5 rDev -1.8%
12 oz bottle poured into my Bell's snifter. received a very fresh bottle in a great box from MiloHop. Thanks Milo
Pours a clear golden yellow with two fingers of white head. Head sticks around for a minute and leaves tons of lacing on the glass.
Smell is glorious, Citra as well as another tropical hop are prominent leaving a slight malt smell in the deep background. Similiar to ZD but slightly different.
Taste is awesome. Citrus hops up front, strong malt backbone, with a slight pine on the finish. very well done.
The mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbination. It could use a little more carbination, but it is not that far off.
overall, this is a very nice beer. Great flavor and aroma, good mouthfeel. Real happy to have tried this one. Thanks Milo
01-28-2012 21:51:56 | More by rmalinowski4
3.8/5 rDev -12.8%
A - Yellow-Amber, clear, white head that laces poorly.
S - Honey, citrus, malt, hops.
T - Hoppy, with a faint citrus taste and an overwhelming hop profile. A good DIPA flavor.
M - Very balanced, well-carbonated.
D - Not real drinkable. Very hoppy to the point that it overtakes the beer.
01-28-2012 06:41:34 | More by jmerloni
4.35/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured into a pint glass
A - Fabulous filtered gold/orange color. White head that leaves light levels of lacing as it's consumed.
S - Pine and citrusy west-coast hops, awesome nose on this thing.
T - Pine, Grapefruit, pine, and bitter hops. Very good beer, i've gone through 18 bottles of this stuff.
M - Mild carbonation and well balanced finish.
O - One of the best double IPA's i've had in a long time. Unfortunately, this came out right around the time as Surly Abrasive ale. I was overloaded on IPA's for a month. While i prefer Abrasive over this, it's still one of the better beers i've had lately. Lagunitas hit a home run with this brew.
01-27-2012 21:43:01 | More by motorhed
4/5 rDev -8.3%
Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Served chilled over the course of about a half hour.
Appearance: Pours a two to three finger thicky, foamy white head. Golden yellow to orange in color and clear with aggressive carbonation.
Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus zest, and mango notes hit nice and heavy upfront. A good amount of tropical fruit notes throughout. Very nice.
Taste: Bitter pine and grapefruit notes hit upfront. A nice lingering bitterness throughout. Some mango and pineapple provide a nice sweet backing. Nicely balanced with plenty of hop notes.
Mouthfeel: Nice aggressive carbonation to keep it light and a bit of a creamy element. Very good.
Overall, a really nice IPA and another great offering from Lagunitas. The hop notes are nice and complex throughout. Not quite the best IPA around, but still very good.
01-27-2012 21:29:32 | More by Gosox8787
4.22/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours a delicious rust-red with a thick white head that sticks around for a while.
American hops are the rage. Pine and citrus.
Tastes like a hop jelly sandwich. There's a little breadcrust that shows off the massive malt bill that you'd need to support the explosive hop flavors. Very nice citrus makes up most of the profile.
Medium-bodied with a crisp, dry finish.
Lagunitas, you don't suck. You rock. This is delicious. Keep 'em coming.
01-27-2012 17:03:35 | More by TheCrowsNest
4.53/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into St. Bernardus Goblet
Appearance: Hazy bronze. Can barely see through it! Thin white head.
Appearance: Loads of mango, apricots, and tropical fruit. A bit of pine, but really mostly extremely fresh mango. Simply awesome.
Taste: Loads of hops. Pretty piney with the tropical fruit playing a more supporting role. Basically the inverse of the nose and almost just as awesome. Also extremely well balanced with a great malt backbone. Just right bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a slightly syrupy feel and balanced carbonation.
Overall: Amazing. Lagunitas Sucks most certainly does not suck. In fact it is one of the greatest IPAs I have ever encountered.
01-26-2012 22:26:14 | More by dafizzif
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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