Lagunitas Sucks
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #144
Ranked #1,026
4.32 | pDev: 9.95%
Feb 12, 2023
Nov 07, 2011
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.
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Rated: 4 by dan58 from Ohio

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 30, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
No, Lagunitas REALLY sucks.
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Enomas from Portugal

May 17, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Some scrappy notes from 2018. 6 pack of 12 ounce bottles.
This beer pours a deep gold color and is crisp and bright tasting. It is sweet and slightly resinous and is extremely easy drinking for it's 8% ABV. I hope they continue to make it as it is one of my favorites from this brewery. Excellent!
Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by rpw from New York

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by JTuomi from Finland

Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.42/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
355 ml bottle, at a breakfast joint in Petaluma. Deep golden to orange colour, large off-white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, pine, caramel and sweet malts. Maybe a bit too far out on the sweet side for me, but still a fairly nice beer. Some alcohol in the finish. Anyway, I wouldn’t say that it sucks.
Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by HarryPotHead from Maryland

Mar 13, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBrewsClues from California

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The name sounds like its referring to the brewery, with a bit of self-deprecation, but it's really about 2020. But this beer is the opposite of 2020. It's a dry-hopped DIPA with an abundance of complex flavors stemming from the multitude of grains used in its brewing. Lagunitas really hit the right combination. For a dry-hopped brew, it is a nice crisp bitterness. Checks all the boxes of a solid DIPA with big flavor.
Mar 09, 2021
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.39/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a gold color with a creamy white head. A little chill haze. It has a medicine taste, maybe because of the ABV? It's very hop forward but not my pint of beer. I like the regular IPA better. It does taste a little like the year 2020, so there's that.
Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2021
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