Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6,875 | Reviews: 1,253 | Display Reviews Only:
4.51/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
1st time drinking this and wow. Awesome.
A - looks like beer
S - pineapple, sweet mango, flowery goodness.
T - somehow manages to taste how it smells. Perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Bitterness is nice and totally manageable.
O - excellent. Had no idea what to expect. Immediately catapults two hearted and right there with Enjoy By.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 23:07:43 | More by Boozermurfin
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This has always been one of my favorite beers. It's definitely my go-to during the winter when I can get my hands on it.
A: When poured into a glass, it has a glowing orange to yellow color with medium carbonation. Small yet substantial head. Fine lacing on the sides of the glass as the head begins to dissipate and as I drink.
S: The smell is slightly sweet with malts. Very pleasing. Not overbearing in the least. Touch of hops in the end adding a little bitterness, but very nice. Doesn't smell like a DIPA at all. More like a pale ale.
T: A bit of hops up front, but like the smell it is not overwhelming. Still reminds me of a pale ale. The hops subside and move to the mellow malts then comes the citrus accompanied by a slight piney taste on the back end. Maybe some tropical citrus notes? No boozy-ness at all, especially for nearly 8% ABV. Very smooth.
M: Very smooth. Medium-full bodied. Leaves a slickness to the mouth, but not for long. Very small amount of carbonation. Enjoyable.
O: I love this beer for many reasons. Personally, I like IPA's and DIPA's by they can get old and overbearing, often being a little heavy. But Lagunitas Sucks is the quite the opposite. It drinks like a pale ale, making it nice and session-able. The flavor is smooth and enjoyable with the hints of citrus, leading me to think that it may have be hopped/dry-hopped with citra hops. Definitely recommend getting it if you have the chance!
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 20:37:05 | More by LuvLagunitas
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,875 ratings.