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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

7,217 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,217
Reviews: 1,265
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 342
Gots: 763 | FT: 22
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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mrhartounian

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-19-2014 00:18:08 | More by mrhartounian
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-18-2014 23:25:54 | More by SimonTja
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-18-2014 19:40:56 | More by Jamco_76
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -31.2%

05-18-2014 16:50:03 | More by xk6m6m5x
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juhl31

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-18-2014 05:54:22 | More by juhl31
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modern

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-18-2014 05:50:30 | More by modern
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crapulence

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2014 22:29:57 | More by crapulence
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Scott1020

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-17-2014 22:01:16 | More by Scott1020
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-17-2014 06:17:58 | More by bvermilion
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MEO89

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-17-2014 03:16:18 | More by MEO89
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chris657


5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-16-2014 22:51:33 | More by chris657
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RossFortier

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

05-16-2014 18:46:02 | More by RossFortier
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lboyer

Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured into glass it shows a light copper with a nice lingering head. Smells pretty hoppy to me. It initially has some grapefruit taste, halfway the pines show then finishes with a sweet caramel taste. At 7.85% I can barely taste the alcohol content. This beer is absolutely astounding.

05-16-2014 18:02:58 | More by lboyer
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JBougher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-16-2014 17:37:31 | More by JBougher
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ElsieFI

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-16-2014 14:36:21 | More by ElsieFI
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schris

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-15-2014 17:52:24 | More by schris
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ChrisDragon

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-15-2014 05:56:35 | More by ChrisDragon
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Sintech

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-15-2014 03:11:38 | More by Sintech
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NjalThorgeirsson

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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weaksauce

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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doldham

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

05-14-2014 14:40:10 | More by doldham
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barczar

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a chill hazed tangerine copper with a frothy cream head that lingers.

Aromas of peach, nectarines, floral hops, resin, grapefruit, pineapple, and fresh cut grass abound. There's a touch of earthy funk and cannabis. Sweet caramel malt ties it all together.

Flavor reveals similar tropical fruit character, with pineapple and mango at the start. Grapefruit takes over early, riding a wave of slightly sweet, lightly bready caramel malt into the moderately bitter finish. Resin kicks in in the aftertaste.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Great hop aroma and flavoring, with just enough bitterness to counter the malt sweetness. If the hops were just a touch more tart to tame the sweetness a bit more...wow!

05-14-2014 02:37:44 | More by barczar
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heatherzbeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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ojgio

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-13-2014 20:11:09 | More by ojgio
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-13-2014 05:15:29 | More by Jsmick
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,217 ratings.