Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,361
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
5,823
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
301
Gots:
1,403
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,823 |  Reviews: 1,628
Photo of TheBen5
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

12oz bottled 9/2/17 poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 10% ABV 51 IBU. The beer pours bright red hued amber with sticky light khaki head. The head never really goes away and spotty lacing is present all over the glass. The aroma is pine first with some citrus. The taste is semisweet caramel first before a rush of piney, citrusy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated, sticky but somehow dryish in the finish. Overall, great. I love this beer. A very fine example of big malt and big hop bitterness interacting in the best possible way.

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Photo of Sleepy_Conscience
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lagunitas beer is never bad, just varying degrees of awesome. This is one of the awesomest.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. Couldn't have been named better. Sweet sweet and just a hit if bitter on the end. Beautifully coppe color. Good head. Medium bodied. Enjoy this guy. Dangerous to drink at 10%.

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Photo of huthuty
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks light copper with small lacing
Smells like hops and alcohol
Taste is strong and hoppy, plenty of malt to carry the liquor, quite good
This is basically lagunitas ipa except stronger with more malt, it's really good

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGregg
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ale_addin
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattstffns
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Draft pours dark amber or brown with a tan head. Good aroma of sweet malt with some hops coming through too. The taste it is sweet with some prolonged bitterness at the end and with a surprisingly floral aftertaste. I can definitely taste the brown sugar too! Medium body. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of moreandfaster1987
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

going into this beer I thought it was gonna be a sugary mess. It definitely did have some sweetness to it but it was also very hoppy. It has a little bit of a darker reddish color with a fingers worth of white head. It actually smells pretty damn hoppy with some tropical apricot and pine smell . Taste is semi bitter on the front followed by a little sweetness from the malts, kinda caramel type sweetness. it had a fairly thick chewy mouthfeel and definitely would be a beer I would buy again.

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Photo of jfyount
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsterbaitor
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Do yourself a favor and buy this but don't drink it. It tastes like some off balance monster IPA which is gross. Instead sit on the golden egg for a good 3-4 months and then crack one open.

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Photo of Mathieu76
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBaron8616
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6/21/17...pours rich sharp amber with light layer of white foam sitting on top. Some lacing. Malty brown sugar nose. Sharp medicinal taste, puckers but not in a sour way. Edgy bitter at the end. Unique no easy drinker More WTF than anything else.

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Photo of adam36
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orangish-amber color with a thin but frothy off white head. Only slight carbonation. Smell reminds me of a pale ale. Initial taste is quite bitter up front but mellows out to a sweet dry finish. Overall, a little to bitter for my taste but can definitely see why others enjoy this brew

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Photo of petrusek23
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,823 ratings