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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

7,287 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,287
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 352
Gots: 798 | 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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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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mjc3151

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-04-2014 02:15:19 | More by mjc3151
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Geoff413

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Eldyr

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Nightwish1094

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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nickbman

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-03-2014 02:35:08 | More by nickbman
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Dna_Infinity

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%

Bottle to Glass

Appearance - Orange and yellow with a great white head

Smell - Huge tropical fruits. Mango's, grapefruit, pineapple, a little pit of pine

Taste - Same as the smell. The hops are really well balanced so its not overly bitter

Overall - Great offering and a good IPA

06-02-2014 23:18:21 | More by Dna_Infinity
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-02-2014 20:26:03 | More by BeerBuffalo
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-02-2014 16:54:24 | More by mmmbeerNY
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GlassHound

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-02-2014 06:14:58 | More by GlassHound
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chase804

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-02-2014 05:41:44 | More by chase804
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-02-2014 05:15:34 | More by bigsquirrel
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Pfife7

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -71.3%

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PhillyFan76

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-02-2014 02:34:17 | More by PhillyFan76
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Kruxx

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -13.8%

This happening from Lagunitas didn't quite hit me how it was described. Must of had a rookie bartender, but not my favorite offering from the Lagunitas group. Hard to describe not very flavorful, but not terribly bad either. Hard to describe, but I do know that they make better brews and their cap stout is better in my opinion.

06-02-2014 02:30:01 | More by Kruxx
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dbrese

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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dental

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Walshwi

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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emalc

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-01-2014 17:24:13 | More by KevMo84
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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HoppyMcStout

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,287 ratings.