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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

7,039 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,039
Reviews: 1,257
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 310
Gots: 703 | 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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BeboThoughts

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-30-2014 03:13:23 | More by BeboThoughts
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NickT1218

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-30-2014 01:06:16 | More by NickT1218
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2014 23:49:39 | More by kenzilka007
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Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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schneid

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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supercodes

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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beefsquatch

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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santa216

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too bitter and acrid a taste for me. Another reviewer mentioned garlic and onions, and I think that's about right. Not exactly the same taste, but a similar harshness. I don't understand the appeal. It reminds of biting into a lemon seed, not something I like at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 03:05:45 | More by DKHNOVA
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mdlb44

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Michigan

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ifixufly

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-27-2014 23:54:14 | More by _RL_
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,039 ratings.