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Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale is on the way

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by otispdriftwood, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. jb123

    jb123 Savant (485) Michigan Dec 3, 2012

    got some in saginaw, michigan!!!
     
  2. Just got some today. I'm the beer buyer at Alameda Liquor Mart in Denver. Come get some!
     
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  3. Just picked up some in CT on my way home from work. Looks like I have good timing too as it just arrived today. I'll be opening one shortly..
     
  4. Got some today, and it's phenomenal.
     
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  5. Holy Grapefruit! I'm in love!
     
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  6. Omensetter

    Omensetter Savant (270) Minnesota Nov 24, 2012

    Picked this up in Bloomington IL this weekend. It lives up to the hype and then some. Best DIPA I've ever had.
     
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  7. Anyone know how this stacked up to last year's? Tweaked at all? This was limited in PHX last season and seemed to have moved pretty slowly. My local shop got a few cases and it looks to be pushed off to the side almost as if it were in the way. I thought it was a really tasty beer but it seems there is some SUCKS cult movement I was completely unaware of...
     
  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (855) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Got a sixer on Sunday at Woodmans in Madison WI. Pretty good, starts out really damn balanced and delicious and then it becomes a hop bomb. Like licking a pine tree doused in grapefruit juice. The fianceƩ immediately ran to get a glass of water after drinking a bit of it. Once that initial hop bomb passes though, the balanced flavour really continues to stand out. Pretty good, glad I have six of them because I hate buying a sixer and not being able to finish the next 5.
     
  9. I liked it a lot. When I brought it to a tasting I got some slack for it. Would compare it to the Enjoy By 12.21 and say the Enjoy By 12.21 was a little bit better.
     
  10. This stuff is dangerous. So drinkable for nearly 8%.
     
  11. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2010

    HyVee in Peoria got it last week. Friar Tuck got it this week. I wouldn't call it the best DIPA I've had but it's in very good company. It's fantastic. I've already picked up a case and share quite a bit with friends who have all been impressed.
     
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  12. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Savant (485) California Jul 31, 2010

    Killer seasonal. Dangerous drinkability though.
     
  13. Japple

    Japple Aficionado (180) New York Jan 1, 2011

    How about long island? Anyone?
     
  14. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (270) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    I hope we see much more of this, I'm lovin it!
     
  15. sloany

    sloany Aficionado (125) Minnesota Jan 13, 2013

    Just got it in 6's this week in NW Minnesota. Scheduled to be on tap next week.
     
  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (815) New York Dec 13, 2009

    everywhere now
     
  17. Absolut

    Absolut Savant (430) California Sep 19, 2011

    panicked. found 2 more 6 packs. phew.
     
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  18. Evilonewhichsobs

    Evilonewhichsobs Aspirant (45) Jan 7, 2013

    Anyone see it in VA?
     
  19. Hampton Roads has it... not sure about other areas, 8.99/6pk. at the store I frequent.
     
  20. How about MA!!!!!!!
     
  21. Yes in Chitown!!
     
  22. I have seen Sucks on draft in Maine. Anyone seen bottles yet?
     
  23. Picked up 3 sixes in north central Connecticut over the weekend. Never saw Brown Sugga in bottles, but we got Substitute.....strange!

    Sucks/Substitute is awesome, as usual!
     
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  24. Just grabbed a six in Newburyport. $12. Friggin steal!!!!!!
     
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  25. dawatts

    dawatts Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 27, 2006

    SUPPOSED to be hitting shelves today in eastern MA. I will believe it when I see it though.
     
  26. Found it in Raynham today!
     
  27. dawatts

    dawatts Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 27, 2006

    That is a good sign!
     
  28. dawatts

    dawatts Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 27, 2006

    Hit Plymouth, MA yesterday. Its amazing. Better than I recall.
     
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  29. it is making its way out to New Jersey this week and I am itching to try this!
     
  30. Good, not great, not sure what all the fuss is all about. paled in comparison to the Cigar City Jai Lai IPA I had prior to trying this.
     
  31. volta

    volta Savant (330) New Jersey Dec 21, 2008

    The Shep in Haledon has on tap, fantastic stuff.
     
  32. ditka311

    ditka311 Aficionado (180) Illinois Aug 22, 2009

    It's here in Chicago and has been for awhile. Oddly enough, I usually get it at Dominicks for 8.99 or 9.99 and haven't seen it once at a bottle shop.
     
  33. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    This brew sucks and the hop aroma power...SUCKS. Wife and I are looking forward to the 32oz'rs.
     
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  34. dianimal

    dianimal Savant (455) California Apr 18, 2012

    Well, I finally got some yesterday and tried it. I thought it was pretty good. I still have yet to have a Lagunitas brew I do not like!
     
  35. tbryan5

    tbryan5 Savant (480) Louisiana Sep 22, 2012

    Where is it usually released? Like is it limited to a certain region of the country?
     
  36. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) New York Feb 25, 2009

    any WNY sightings yet?
     
  37. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    I only found at one store in Texas - HEB Bunkerhill.
     
  38. dianimal

    dianimal Savant (455) California Apr 18, 2012

    The whole month of December and part of January I kept bugging the liquor stores around me if they have gotten any of this in. Finally, one got some in and saved a sixer for me.

    Yesterday, I went to Bevmo, and they had 14 cases. :confused: F me.
     
  39. I've been drinking this stuff like water, four 6 packs deep as is, then bought a case today at Whole Foods. It may not be for everyone, but I love it!
     
  40. Great beer, I usually pick up a few sixers of Hopslam around this time of year but I think I'll probably just get 1 this year and buy more Sucks.
     

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