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

Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale)
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 10,275 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
Ranking:
#427
Reviews:
1,620
Ratings:
10,275
Liked:
9,724
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
9.72%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
2,699
Trade:
31
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewohio1
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Topskee
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jradar
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review. This was as good of a beer as any to pop my reviewing cherry
Look: Poured into a snifter. Hazy and deep copper, golden and Amber body with a half a finger head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.
Smell: Light hoppy aroma with a punch of citrus and grapefruit rinds. Not too much of a nose to it considering the ABV, but still a pleasant and well balanced aroma.
Taste: The nose doesn't lie as the citrus and grapefruit aromas are forward on the palate from the beginning. Some pine, bitter oak, resiny as it sits. This is just such a well balanced taste, giving you a nice dose of hops without being too floral and a generous amount of malt on the aftertaste. A little bit bitter, but that's nitpicking considering how smooth this goes down.
Feel: Medium body with some carbonation and creaminess to it. Easy to down a number of these and not lose its flavor.
Overall: An incredibly well balanced and drinkable IPA that satisfies hop-heads without turning off the "IPAs are too bitter crowd". Really special beer that has a high level of re-drinkability.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of nuebs
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MHensley124
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect IPA...hoppy,tropical,smooth,very affordable ,very well balanced and widely available...A+

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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted yummy, slightly sweet and crisp

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4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for the first time about 5 days ago and haven't stopped buying it. This Friday ( pay day ) I will be picking up a case from my local beer store. I am an IPA lover but this beer literally blew me away!! Has everything I look for in a beer ( High Alc % , smooth taste that just flows down your throat! ) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! CHEERS!

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Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Substitute Ale) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 10,275 ratings
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