Lagunitas Sucks | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.85%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sad holiday season we didn’t have the brewing capacity to make our favorite seasonal brew, the widely feared BrownShugga’ Ale. You see we had a couple of really good years (thank you very much) and so heading into this season while we are awaiting the January delivery of a new brewhouse we are jammin’ along brewing 80 barrels of IPA and PILS and such every 3 hours. A couple of months back we realized that since we can only brew a mere 60 barrels of Shugga’ every 5 hours, that we were seriously screwed. For every case of Shugga’ brewed, we’d short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. It’s a drag. This year, we brewed something that we think is also cool and brews more like our daily brews. The new brewhouse will help insure this kind of failure never happens again. It’s a mess that we can not brew our BrownShugga’ this year and we suck for not doing it. There is nothing cool about screwing this up this badly and we know it. Maybe we can sue our own sorry selves. There is no joy in our hearts this holiday and the best we can hope for is a quick and merciful end. F*@& us. This totally blows. Whatever. We freaking munch moldy donkey butt and we just want it to be all over...
So this substitute beer is a ‘Cereal Medley’ of Barley, Rye, Wheat, and Oats…. Full of complexishness from the 4 grains, and weighing in at 7.85% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

Added by Jules11788 on 11-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#795
Reviews:
1,656
Ratings:
10,414
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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Photo of DavetotheB
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DeerBeerFearDear
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This, feels like a good mixture of Sumpin' Ale + Brown Shugga. It has the sweetness of Brown Shugga alright, but it also has that rich smell of citrusness coming from the likes of Sumpin' Ale. For me it would be Sumpin Ale > This > Brown Shugga, but only by really close (0.1 point difference) range. Overall a great beer, didn't know Lagunitas was this great.

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Photo of sunnovgoat
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VictorSage
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iguanodon
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

[Original rating 2014-02-28] Pours clear gold/orange with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus, a little pine and straw. Taste is... well, think a little sumpin sumpin but a bit stronger, with more malt, a bit sweeter.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saabaru
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kaey
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - mostly clear, golden or light amber color, thick head of foam that slowly fades down and leaves lots of lacing
Smell - very floral and sweet. Aroma of malty biscuit, sugar grass, tropical sweet fruit, and various flowers
Taste - A very malt-forward beer with the hops in the background. Not as sweet tasting as the smell and that i believe is a good thing, i don't want it too sweet. Notes of citrus, pine resin, flowery herbs, sourdough bread, and grass. Alcohol is certainly picked up at the 8% ABV but i don't mind and i expect it to be present. Carbonation is medium and body is medium-full.

Overall, packs a flavor punch and i really like it. It tastes fresh and is well balanced. I could probably drink only one of these in a sitting, a decent dessert beer or along those lines. For those wondering how it compares to other Lagunitas beer, the only IPA i would prefer over this is Hop Stoopid. I give it a grade of A

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Photo of snapp1422
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spongebob2
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elohim
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmd047
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenDragonPurse
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One sip of this and I immediately wished I had another bottle lined up (I didn't). Lemony, refreshing, light, clear, the color of apple juice. One bottle gave me a nice buzz. But why does Lagunitas Suck? I must find a source of sixpacks.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sally-the-drinker
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color; light bubbles along edges of glass, but not a lot of foam.
Citrus smell and hoppy; not overly pungent nor bitter smell.
Light taste with a sour note. Tastes good warm and cold; although, this beer would be quite enjoyable on a warm day with light summer food.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have learned to enjoy dbl IPA,s and this is one of the better ones. I will look forward to a few more to buy.

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Photo of dimwit_flathead
2.87/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tall Peroni galss. Beautiful amber color with a nice foamy head. Smells of spices and apple. Taste of apple and cinammon; very alcoholic taste. Light mouthfeel. Very much like a whiskey. Not half as good as my favorite 12th of Never. Interesting experiment, though.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SargeC
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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