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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

7,404 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 7,404
Reviews: 1,272
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 365
Gots: 842 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Mag00n, Friday at 06:05 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

32oz bomber poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head.

S: Sweet citrus and tropical fruit hops, some malt sweetness, and a little hint of alcohol.

T: Big citrus hop hit, lemon lime and orange zest, some tropical fruit notes, nice malt backbone. A little booze can come out.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I've had this one before on draft and remember it being a bit better so I might have to come up with a good excuse to try it again.

RyanK252, Friday at 03:46 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

kcq101, Wednesday at 11:53 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

awesome beer my favorite lagunitas yet surprisingly easy to drink and well balanced

Ryan42, Wednesday at 09:17 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

From notes on 1/17/14

Bright orange in color. Fluffy white head. Sweet aroma. Smells like a cake baking in the oven. Bitter sour taste. Almost an onion apple taste, but in a good way. Good overall beer.

kkleu357, Sep 09, 2014
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jlira, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Perfect balance of malt, hops and sweetness. Has real complexity, is full bodied yet very easy to drink. Probably my favorite offering from this brewery.

diablo14, Sep 09, 2014
Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 7,404 ratings.