1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,992 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,992
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 302
Gots: 694 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,992 | Reviews: 1,253 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of squareenix567
squareenix567

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-28-2014 03:22:54 | More by squareenix567
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-28-2014 01:47:22 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
Photo of _RL_
_RL_

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-27-2014 23:54:14 | More by _RL_
Photo of zdauber
zdauber

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

04-27-2014 17:57:15 | More by zdauber
Photo of terpinsd
terpinsd

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-27-2014 06:08:38 | More by terpinsd
Photo of Campodog
Campodog

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-27-2014 04:03:59 | More by Campodog
Photo of WesMantooth
WesMantooth

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-27-2014 03:17:47 | More by WesMantooth
Photo of BDeibs
BDeibs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-27-2014 02:20:33 | More by BDeibs
Photo of pdonovan16
pdonovan16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-27-2014 02:15:18 | More by pdonovan16
Photo of ThirstySavage
ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-27-2014 00:54:34 | More by ThirstySavage
Photo of Dirty_Island
Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-26-2014 21:08:14 | More by Dirty_Island
Photo of DCLAguy11
DCLAguy11

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-26-2014 19:38:58 | More by DCLAguy11
Photo of penguinboat
penguinboat

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-26-2014 19:38:35 | More by penguinboat
Photo of GopherPharmer
GopherPharmer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-26-2014 18:18:05 | More by GopherPharmer
Photo of Muttinthehut
Muttinthehut


2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

04-26-2014 16:50:34 | More by Muttinthehut
Photo of quindog
quindog

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-26-2014 14:55:26 | More by quindog
Photo of opwog
opwog

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-26-2014 03:21:09 | More by opwog
Photo of Tafyob41
Tafyob41

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-26-2014 03:20:02 | More by Tafyob41
Photo of bcornwell74
bcornwell74

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-25-2014 22:30:11 | More by bcornwell74
Photo of boilerwillie
boilerwillie

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-25-2014 21:35:33 | More by boilerwillie
Photo of xanok
xanok

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-25-2014 19:48:41 | More by xanok
Photo of ncelauro
ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-25-2014 17:50:24 | More by ncelauro
Photo of adamdarcy
adamdarcy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-24-2014 22:22:25 | More by adamdarcy
Photo of Pestin
Pestin

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-24-2014 18:18:09 | More by Pestin
Photo of ezperkins2
ezperkins2

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-24-2014 17:08:27 | More by ezperkins2
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,992 ratings.