Lagunitas Sucks | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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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:
#452
Reviews:
1,648
Ratings:
10,384
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
667
Gots:
2,763
Trade:
29
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Photo of OzarkPA
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Half-full
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanmmasters
4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up 2 6-packs from Curtis Liquors in Cohasset, MA. I've been working through a list of 20 beers that are supposed to be like Heady Topper. So far, NOTHING is like Heady Topper, but this is one damn good beer.

Looks mildly hazy. Once I took a sip it didn't last long enough for me to stare.

Smells very hopped and also has something sweet and tropical to it. Like pineapple or mango instead of citrusy things. Whatever it is, it all blends into a scent that makes the nostrils sing and not in the "Oy crap, I've got the Spanish flu" way.

Taste is just ridiculous. Out of this world. Take the sweet but thick pine scent and add brown bread but the real kind and not the stuff from a can soaked with syrup. You get a big hoppy nose, bit of fruit, and a smooth but slightly bitter twist and the flavor just stays the same the whole time. Spectacular.

Mouthfeel almost like a cream ale met an English bitters, called it a truce and invited their friend Witch Hazel out to play. Smooth and mildly astringent, so the taste buds don't get muddied up and the next one tastes as good as the last.

Overall superb. Need to get more, just as soon as I get through this case of Galaxy High by Madtree Brewing.

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

Photo of Mojopin88
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Madbum101214
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
2.68/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Let's keep this review nice & concise. Not all beers deserve long winded reviews. Lagunitas did do a SUCKY job on this IPA. The high 8% ABV is hidden well but the taste quality of an IPA is there. I have had several west coast IPA's that would put this to shame. NO DATE anywhere on the bottle to speak of. If you think this beer is A level OUTSTANDING you're smoking crack. Cheers! C- (70-74) score range

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Photo of Paul-G
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schlitz74
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a nice medium orange color, with a soapy white head into a tulip glass. There was pretty good lacing left on the glass. This one is above average and worth a try.

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

Photo of bobstockwell
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim5085
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Light amber, no haze.
Aroma: Malt with some fruity hops.
Taste: Dense, heavy. Fruity, raison aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Heavy. A bit cloy. Left coating.

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Photo of RyanA24
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdnarba
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid ipa

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Photo of Almighty1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and hoppy West coast IPA. Grab it when you see it, you won’t be disappointed.

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

12 oz bottle w/ no dates

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Conway33
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bark0707
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MannyDannyV
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stcules
2.34/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Light amber, clean and bright. One finger of white foam.
In the smell some malty notes, the citrus and tropical.
The taste is more heavy, too sweet.
Intense fruitiness in the aftertaste too, melon, yellow peach.
Quite heavy and boring.

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Photo of Duncian
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lagunitas Sucks from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 10,384 ratings