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Had my first offering from Lagunitas that I actually enjoyed.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Revenant, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Last night at Grumpy's in Roseville I had a glass of Brown Shugga, and it was amazing. Also had some Coffee Bender that tasted like the beans were fresh roasted at the bar. Sublime!!!
  2. Otis32

    Otis32 Aficionado (165) Minnesota Jan 1, 2011

    All about individual tastes. I actually prefer Sucks, New Dogtown, Sump'in Sump'in ........ to Brown Shugga.
  3. Seems like everything I've had from Lagunitas has been awesome. Brown Sugga' and Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' are probably in my top 10 favorite beers. Cannot wait for Sucks to come out.
  4. lagunitas sucks.
  5. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    I like all their beers except their IPA - in a word, pedestrian. Have you had Hop Stoopid? Very good.
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  6. Waldo is exceptional.
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  7. I really want to try that one too.
  8. I agree.
    Hop Stoopid has got to be the most solid $4 - $5 bottle that I'm aware of.
  9. I have been very impressed with all I've tried from Lagunitas. I wish I could say the same for Stone.
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  10. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (475) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    I kind of forgot about Waldo - thanks for the reminder, Ryan. What a great beer!
  11. I've been meh on all the other Lags I've tried but I'm with you on Shugga. It came and went around here before I could get any more than one sixer, though. Looking forward to Sucks to see if it lives up to the hype.
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  12. kotayk

    kotayk Aficionado (190) California Feb 22, 2011

    Obligatory haters will hate comment
  13. bsp77

    bsp77 Advocate (500) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    That went way over your head, didn't it?
  14. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Sucks is a great brew.
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  15. bsp77

    bsp77 Advocate (500) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    Brown Shugga is just mediocre for me. But I find many of their beers to be outstanding - Sucks, DayTime, Olde Gnarlywine, Little Sumpin Sumpin, Undercover Shutdown, Hairy Eyeball, Dogtown, Imperial Red...
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  16. Little sumpin sumpin turned me onto craft beer many years ago
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  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    I like most offerings from Lagunitas, but not Brown Shugga.
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  18. kotayk

    kotayk Aficionado (190) California Feb 22, 2011

    It totally did
    U guys ...gosh darn it ...are so clever

    I think my comment went over ur head
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  19. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (810) Washington May 12, 2005

    to be fair, i liked the "lagunitas sucks" post because it is a true statement in my opinion!
  20. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I wasn't crazy about their Dopple Weizen. Not a good interpretation of the style.
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  21. Beer advocate is the new Live Journal.
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  22. kotayk

    kotayk Aficionado (190) California Feb 22, 2011

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  23. I double facepalmed.
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  24. kotayk

    kotayk Aficionado (190) California Feb 22, 2011

    I agree
    A fantastic beer
  25. kotayk

    kotayk Aficionado (190) California Feb 22, 2011

    Of course u did
    Cuz u don't get sarcasm!
  26. I was actually at the Lagunita's brewery/taproom yesterday, 12-22-12. Here is a few pictures.





    Had the Around-The-World with a buddy and I... 4 oz pours from each beer they have on tap, 22 of them to be exact.


    Then ended up getting a huge hair inside my Ruben sandwich, she offered to take half off the sandwich. But it took me another 45 mins to get it. She ended up giving it to me for free. Not very good service, but the beer and the food was amazing. cheers all!

  27. I understand sarcasm.
    Apparently only you thought it was funny though.
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  28. no need to be a jerk.
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  29. bsp77

    bsp77 Advocate (500) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    And it is actually my favorite Weizenbock. It seemed to have a love it or hate it reaction, but I am not sure why.
  30. Like 5 years ago?
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  31. Ruben and the Jets rules
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  32. The ticker in me is excited seeing this picture.
  33. Pfff I would have been able to do that by myself. Regardless of the DD ride home it's only 7 beers.

    Amazing price btw comes to what like a dollar a pour? I can't find any place (anymore) that does flights that cheap.
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  34. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Top 10 beer for me.
  35. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I didn't hate it, but I think it was just a bit too sweet from what I can remember.
  36. thepartybird

    thepartybird Zealot (85) Colorado Jun 24, 2011

    I love most beers I've tried from the brewery (particularly Imperial Red, Hairy Eyeball, and Hop Stoopid) and my favorite style is weizenbock, but I really disliked the Doppel Weizen. Maybe my bottle was bad, but I didn't get any "Banana-Cloves" like you might expect from a weizenbock and I just tasted a whole mess of booze.
  37. Tried my first sixer of Brown Shugga a few weeks ago. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I will be trying more from Lagunitas and can't wait for Sucks to shop up here in Chicagoland.
  38. bsp77

    bsp77 Advocate (500) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    I do wonder if they had inconsistency with the bottles, which would be rare for Lagunitas. I got a ton of banana clove goodness. It was somewhat sweet, but the finish was dry.