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

BA SCORE
96
world-class
10,223 Ratings
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
Ratings:
10,223
Reviews:
1,606
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
647
Gots:
2,667
For Trade:
32
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 10,223 |  Reviews: 1,606
Photo of TreBonez
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Chief1178
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Cycle69
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of armsmagee
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. Bottle
8% ABV

Pours a very nice golden yellow color, with some nice carbonation, which leaves a very nice thick creamy two-finger white head, and some nice thick creamy sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, piney, and a nice touch of citrus. The taste is hoppy, with some maltyness, piney, nice citrus note. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Nice to have some nice Lagunitas brews here in UT. One of the best breweries out there for the price.

 484 characters

Photo of Vogt52
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Laborian
1.2/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of booga73
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Nick_Bousquet
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rightcoast7
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LukeK
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%

Exceptional. Pours a hazy dark yellow/orange with a thin head that trails the glass. The smell is full of hops but also a toasty aroma. The taste was full of different flavors. Started off mellow with a yeasty flavor which then exploded with piney flavors from the hops. The finish had a lot of malt in it making a very refreshing finish. Loved this one.

 354 characters

Photo of Matty123
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of PDrinks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Strong. Bitter. Smooth. Sweet. Hoppy. A lot going on here and I like it.

72 characters

Photo of JimTwice
2.92/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of b1ackdeath
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RancidAggro
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rcorn
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of rjengelking
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jrdonohue10
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of indianabeerman
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GrimGuzzler
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Jeff_Byrd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,223 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe