Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) 6pk bottles $9.99(OH)
12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. bottle code is on neck in black, hard to see. 004 4. means it was bottled the fourth day of 2014.
pours a dark golden color and a bit cloudy too. about two fingers of peach white thin head, that don't stay around long giving way to minimal lacing.
it smells like an IPA should, citrus, grapefruit, and a hoppy pine to it.
the taste mirrors the smell. starts out with some citrus, grapefruits, and follows up piney and bitter.
mouth feel is light to medium.
overall i don't understand the big hype behind this brew at all. I don't consider this a double or imperial IPA, over 9% ABV would be a double or imperial. The label is deceiving, if you have never had The old brown shugga then you have no idea this is an IPA. the label just says ALE and looks very cheaply designed and made. A craft beer without a freshness date? i have to decode your hard to read black codes in the store? For 10 bucks a six pack I was very disappointed. label says limited release, yet it is available year around. anyway a decent IPA NOT a double or imperial IPA at all. I will NOT be buying this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 03:08:56 | More by Ohiolager
4.53/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Golden orange in color with just a centimeter of white head.
Nose has plenty of citrus, pineapple and pine.
The first sip packs a punch. Tons of hops coupled with a tight malt bill. From the description I wasn't expecting these four cereal grains. That explains some of the Silkiness but at the same time this dries out. It really is a fantastic double IPA. The malt bill really showcases the hops. So easy to drink. Lingering pine bitterness
Plenty of carbonation helps the hops standout.
Just a nice solid DIPA. Great value from a great brewery.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 00:35:37 | More by stewart124
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,872 ratings.