Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
5,667 Ratings
Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,667
Reviews:
1,586
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
1,328
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,667 |  Reviews: 1,586
Photo of drdiesel9483
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - great Amber color with a great white head and good lacing.
Smell - piney malty sweet brown sugar smell and you can smell the booze
Taste - so similar to the smell but not as much of the booze taste.
Feel - full body with a creamy feel.
Overal this is a fantastic strong ale and so different with that brown sugar.

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Photo of shadwow13
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joncasso
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not to into this one. The taste is strong. Not my drink

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arvidkoval
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Transparent red color. Sweet malty smell with some hops. Sweet, booze, hops on the taste. Good medium body. Yummy.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at City Taphouse in Philly.

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.17/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strong piney finish. I am not convinced that the "shugga" and the hops balance one another.

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Photo of DA84
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Murphious
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pschie1
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jarmo177
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminds me of 120 ipa a lot

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Photo of sjrodriguez
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xJMFCx
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanmextorf
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Middle of winter, not my choice. But makes a damn refreshing choice on any hot summer day. Gave this a poor rating before when I tried it in mid January, but had to raise that when I tried it in May.

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Photo of dtm426
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweeter than I imagined. Hmmm.

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Photo of Staro
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtgemond
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Usually not a fan of sweet but this is an exception to that

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Photo of Joeyphunk
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rubbing alcohol notes In the taste, not sure the malts were balanced correctly. A weird brown to be sure, not sure it represents the style. Did the bartender give me an ipa on accident? I think this is an ok strong beer but not the best example. I am glad i drank it, but i won't seek another.

When I had it the second time ( cause I forgot I tried it) It was a different beer - leading me to believe that Scotty's brew house had a bad keg

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Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericmurray93
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mntzma
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,667 ratings.
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