Lagunitas Sucks | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#858
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
10,435
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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Photo of uncleotis
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim_Rittenhouse
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Thoroughly enjoyed the 6pk.

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Photo of Intetsu
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deadheadred
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffmck09
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DKGreen
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a single bottle at Kappy's in Norwell as part of a mixed six-pack for about eleven dollars. No discernible bottled-on date. Have had many brews from these guys before. Solid brew.

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Photo of markallmon
3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CodyBasden
3.56/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice and hazy with a light off white head, smell of light citrus, good taste with strong bitter ending

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

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3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 3/31/13: Pours a clear pale amber producing 3 fingers of billowy, foamy, off-whit, nicely lasting head that leaves nice rings and webs of lace. Aroma is bitter grapefruit heaven, light pine resin, rye spice, caramel, and tropical fruits with some lemon. Taste is similar with the caramel more distinct but wrapped in fruit layers of orange, pineapple and grapefruit backed up by hop and rye spice and a hint of pepper in the finish. Very Lagunitas style hoppiness. The hops have a fresh or "green" taste. There is a nicely lasting fruity but bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little heavy, slightly oily and slick it is also slightly creamy and very smooth. Very, very pleasant. I need more of this.

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3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shenk87
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
1/5  rDev -76.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of KMcGrath
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boba_Booey
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Lagunitas Sucks from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,435 ratings