Brown Shugga' | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
#3,352
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
5,822
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
1,403
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,822 |  Reviews: 1,628
Photo of Bajdog
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dctarga
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JarMills
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N9MMA
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from the bottle, 2017 seasonal brew into a chilled mug. A bit of a thin light brown, creme colored,head, good up front hoppy burnt roast flavor. Seems to taste like grapefruit and a hint of juniper scent in there too. Looong finish on the hops that sits in the back on the roof of your mouth, a finish I enjoy. It is a little bit warm on the finish, a very slight hint of alcohol hot, but well concealed by the loads of hoppiness on the back end. I would buy this again in a heart beat. Really nice finish as the last of the contents warms up a bit. A full rich hoppy California style Ale. Exceptional value if you can get a case of it for the Holidays.

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Photo of ImperialTony
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Overall a delicious American strong ale. Finishes smoother than most in this category. This is a release I look forward to In the holiday season. It would be my go-to if it was available year round

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

12oz bottled on 11-7-17
Beautiful, clear, clean red/brown beer with a 1/2" off white (sand) head. Good looking lace rings left behind.
Caramel malt, pungent weedy, grassy hops.
Earthy, slight sweetness - molasses like. Earthy, root-like hopiness. Grainy.
Full body, slick...well carbonated. Lengthy finish. Sweet up front but enough hops to balance.
Transcends styles..kind of like Arrogant Bastard did when it was new....interesting beer.

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Photo of gandres
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Friday, November 24, 2017 5:48 PM
Bottle 12 ounce poured to wine glass
Sight: Light amber, small head, almost no lacing
Smell: hoppy aroma, slight boozy scent not overpowering
Taste: Medium bitterness, sweet, bold and complex
Mouth feel: very good, ice follow through, long finish, sticky, strong bitter aftertaste
Overall: Excellent beer, specially with the price. Definitely something to look forward to.

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Photo of arr3388
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnmyers
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute favorite. Pours a wonderful copper brown. Deep rich flavor, warms you up for the holidays! Really great both ice cold out of a chilled mug or a bit warmer than that out of a snifter. No way to tell the high ABV while drinking it's so smooth and pleasant, but you'll know when you're done.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rabbott2
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Very good strong ale. A bit sweet but the little alcohol warmth at the end balances out this beer quite well.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gardner254
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Proto_Man
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LostCause
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had seen this offering from Lagunitas, so I had to try it. More of a dirty penny color, dingy off white head, had to describe it as having an IPA crispness, or a dominant maltiness. Very smooth, really well balanced between the hope and malts. Have to agree with others, the 10% alcohol is a slow, pleasant, warm surprise! Be very careful with this one! And oh yeah, I really like this ale. Using one to simmer a small ham in for the first weekend of Deer Camp! Enjoy!

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Photo of dcbeers
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown Shugga' from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,822 ratings