Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brown Shugga'Brown Shugga'
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4.03/5
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5,817 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): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 12-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,297
Reviews:
1,627
Ratings:
5,817
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
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303
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Ratings: 5,817 |  Reviews: 1,627
Photo of TerryMills
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another good brew from lagunitas ..

Basically a cheaper sweeter version of arrogant bastards. Big malt and big hops, strong flavor beer..

I will buy again for sure.

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Photo of kevintaraross
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have never tried a Lagunitas that I liked and I picked this beer for my 200th review. That being said this is probably my favorite offering from them. Beer pours red with a white head. The smell is hop forward but the flavor is orange, lemon and other citrus. Nice and smooth overall not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of Capn1
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may be the first I've had of this style. It's a good looking beer. The smell actually has a little hop to it among other unidentifiable to me things. There is no heat in the taste but there is a slight alcohol taste. This one is hard to describe. The first time I had it I thought I tasted strong brown sugar but this time it's my first beer of the night and I don't taste it. There is some bitter to the finish. Overall it's not bad and I would recommend trying it but I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Duncian
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whataschlitz
3.06/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a surprisingly hoppy beer. I thought it would be more malty but it is very bitter. Not a fan!

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WormGod
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown Shugga pours a darker copper color, with a smaller, but long lasting, lacing head. Sweet malty aroma, with hints of earth. Flavor is bold, roasty, malty and earthy. Good body and feel. Overall, a solid, and easier drinker strong ale.

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Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beetrain6
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: light brown, almost almonds looking
Smell: sweet
Taste: sweet, almost malt like

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Photo of jermichael
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilesRaymond
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TNPhillips
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ACGiron
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of beeragent
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear copper pour. 3 fingers of fluffy white head leave crazy sticky lacing all over the glass. A little bit of yeast sediment.

S: Sweet caramel and brown sugar (no surprise) mixed with lagunitas hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. Well balanced by the hops... piney and citrus. Floral... sweet.. ABV not subtle. Medium bodied... sticky and carbonated. The finish is more brown sugar and hops.

O: A delicious strong ale. Super drinkable despite the noticeable ABV. A few of these would be super dangerous. Delicious beer.

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Photo of Jps715
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of claminat420
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

taken from notes> 297 72 2380 0135 marked on bottle.

Appearance- from a hardy pour into a pint glass it's a transparent amber color with a frothy off white head that leaves thick heavy lacing.

Aroma- dank and citrus. hoppy. nice.

Flavor- tastes like the smell but with a heavy chocolate malt presence. abv is really noticable. pretty sharp in the booze department.

Mouthfeel- medium/ heavy bodied. alil silky. good carbonation.

Drinkability- def going to drink more of this in the future. really nice for the winter.

Overall- i was expecting a more malty of a brew but coming from lagunitas this one isn't neglecting the hops. to me this is a really nice imperial ipa brewed with a ton of specialty malts (chocolate and maybe oats).

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Photo of Demi
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Keeling
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NathanBeets
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,817 ratings