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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

8,294 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 8,294
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 423
Gots: 1,155 | 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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Smell- Grapefruit, tangerine, massive citrus notes, cotton candy

Taste- Assorted citrus... grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, biscuity malts

Mouthfeel- Crisp

Overall- A lot like a smoother version of Hop Stoopid but with slightly more malt. Simply an AMAZING deal at $7 a 32oz bomber. This stuff rocks!

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Smell is incredible, taste is great, price is right. More drinkable than any other beer this site classifies as DIPA. Tied with Sumpin' Sumpin' for the best brew Lagunitas has to offer, in my mind.

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32 oz. Re-Review.

Doing a re-review of this since it's semi fresher. This brew is one of the most gorgeous IPAs/DIPAs today. Light Amber body with crystal clear filtration. Big frothy white head. Looks like Sunshine in a glass. The aroma is fabulous! Dense citric/floral with sweet resinous hops. Faint multigrain toasted cracker malts. In yo face goodness! The flavor is sweet sugary syrup with resinous leafy/floral hops. Backend of citric pith (lemon and grapefruit). Finishes sweet semi dry with a clean bitterness. The body on this beer is medium smooth and very nice carbonation.

Overall: The Appearance and Aroma on this brew is World Class! The taste comes through as balance Floral and Resinous with Citric acidity. Very Outstanding! The malts are both sugary and cracker with a multigrain earthiness. Very unique. The more I think of it, the more I can recommend this brew. This brew is recommended.

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 8,294 ratings.