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)

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks normal

Aroma - grassy hoppiness - grapefruit and orange notes

Taste - WOW! This is good. Great sweet/ hoppy balance. Still dry and bitter but a great fruity sweetness. Tastes like oranges and other tropical citrus fruits. I don't see how this could get better. Literally perfect In every way here.

Finish - sweeter than the aroma or the middle. Still perfect

Overall - one of the best beers i have ever had

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

It starts out with a great sweetness from the hops, and turns into a citrus burst, ending with a bitter pine taste. A perfect layer of flavors. The mouthfeel is wonderful, with a slight, not over done creamy feel.

This has to be there best IPA. I wish this was year-round. Waiting until the Fall/Winter is too long.

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 10,265 ratings.
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