Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#431
Reviews:
1,635
Ratings:
10,342
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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Photo of Afeo
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Beer smells like fruit and hops, mostly spicy hops. Taste is malt and hops, this time citrus hops come out in a bitter ending. Mouthful is even, nicely carbonated, but finishes with a bitter aftertaste. Beer could be refreshing on a hot summer day, and overall has a medium feel to it.

To me, this beer would be just fine if it wasn't over-hopped. Taste isn't that bad just a tad too bitter for my liking.

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

L: a golden yellow with a clear white head that has great retention and wonderful lacing. Very pleasing to the eye!
S: I get a ton of fruit with not much pine. Very hoppy but good.
T: incredibly smoothe for an 8% ABV imperial IPA. A lot of wet hops.
M: easy drinking and smoothe as can be!
O: one of the best IPAs I’ve had. Great price as well for a 6 pack. Must pick up if you see it! (If you’re into IPAs)

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

Photo of Mcb99d
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sashmont
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoasterGuy
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rphelps643
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ronl12
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noles9585
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chylenski
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lighter and hoppier than Brown Shugga. There really is no substitute, but this is still a solid entry.

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty! Nice double IPA! I actually prefer it over Brown Shugga Ale, but like both.

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajdog
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dctarga
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Helixoon
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of D1noB
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A malty hops that leans hard into the bitter hops, a slow drinker.

Taste rating in words: It's a sucker punch to the back of the head.

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,342 ratings