Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
A: pours a golden, straw-colored, super carbonated, completely clear
S: tropical fruits, some pine, some floral notes, delicious
T: starts out super hoppy, with pine and huge fruit, pineapple, mangoes, etc. Tastes like a perfect IPA in my opinion. then some bready and sweet malts, then leaves a nice hoppy presence
M: light-medium bodied, very light for an IPA. I get some booze heat, but it's extremely drinkable
O: This is pretty much a perfect IPA. I love the tropical fruit and piney hops that mingle with the sweet malts
12-19-2011 06:27:04 | More by fields336
3.15/5 rDev -27.8%
On tap at Liberty Station in Houston, TX
A: Pours a crystal clear orange/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Pine resin, almost tree sap like, up front and center. Slick and soapy hops with some light tropical fruits.
T: Soapy, oily, and resinous hops. Piny resiny hops dominate. A lingering bitterness lasts forever. No resemblance of balance at all. Plenty of alcohol is noticeable.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. An overly slick, oily, and soapy feel that I am not a fan of. Lots of alcohol noticeable, along with bitter, resiny, and soapy hops makes this a bit harsh for me to drink.
This is just to much. Though not surprising from this brewery. Is it impossible to make an IPA without the late addition bittering hops? No balance, and nothing I would recommend.
12-19-2011 01:44:35 | More by champ103
2.35/5 rDev -46.1%
Poured a 12oz bottle into a chilled Odell's IPA pint glass
A: Pours a golden amber hue with a finger white foam head. Very little lacing.
S: Very hoppy aroma and some tropical notes, especially grapefruit. Small scents of sweetness.
T: Not very balanced as the hops are prevalent but it lacks that sweet malt backbone which makes the DIPA.
M: Light to medium carbonation.
O: I don't understand the hype with this beer. It's not something I would seek out and I love IPAs/DIPAs.
12-18-2011 18:19:57 | More by Finatic
4.33/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours an amber color, lighter then what I was expecting. Had a slight hazy. A fairly tall white foamy cap. Good carbonation. Aroma was quite fragrant with a citrus and floral bouquet. Malts have a light sweet aroma. Taste is as one might expect hop forward, citrus and pineapples come through first with a good helping of floral after. Malts are sweet and candy coated. Honey and toast finish it out. I found this beer to be quite smooth, slick and sticky and very drinkable. A desent worthy brew from the folks at Lagunitas.
P.S. could give SN Celebration a run for the money.
12-18-2011 13:32:28 | More by micromaniac129
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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