Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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5,656 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:
5,656
Reviews:
1,583
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
1,328
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 5,656 |  Reviews: 1,583
Photo of Eman17
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ed_loves_ipa
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsucks
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rxthree
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whmartin
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bassboneman
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer, despite its ABV, pours a little lighter in appearance than you'd think.
It is VERY drinkable, which could be a dangerous thing, again considering the ABV!
Unlike beers like HopRod where you can clearly discern the alcohol finish - this beer does not seem to have that!
I hope y'all enjoy this beer as much as I do!
Up yours!

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Photo of MKrauss
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.81/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikeg67
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops, bready malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Bready, caramel malt, sugar candy, ripe fruit, herbal, citrusy hops and alcohol nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Delicious, dangerously easy to drink brew.

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Photo of aaholmes
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottspencer
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.32/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmbeer
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtomlins
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a big, full bodied beer with a sweet caramel nose and body with pleenty of bittering hops to balance things out. Really nice and pretty easy drinking albeit with some hot alcohol notes.

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Photo of Possum77
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corwindamber
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nsheaxc
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Overall this brew is a hard to miss for the winter time. For sure a best "bang for your buck" beer when it comes to hoppy strong beers that you can get almost anywhere.

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timwatson31
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was looking forward to this one, and afterwards I am kind of "meh" about it. I like hop bitterness in my beer, but this has an odd bitter note at the end that I did not like. I tried two and gave the rest of the six pack a good home with a friend who likes this style beer more than me.

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Photo of atlandy
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skyjmpr
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 5,656 ratings.
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