Another Sucks thread

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by otispdriftwood, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    But this one's different, of course. First, this year's Sucks is BETTER than last years'. Second, having heard conflicting stories of whether Lagunitas is going to make Sucks a year round or keep it as a seasonal, I started thinking. If it were year-round, it would definitely put a damper on my budget and my beer selection, i.e. I would not be buying many of my steady favorites and would buy lots of Sucks. And if it was available all the time, would I enjoy it as much? So I thought, why not bring it out as a seasonal twice a year? And I sent Lagunitas an email. Anybody else on this bandwagon? If so, email Lagunitas.
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,293) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Lagunitas' owner, Tony Magee (aka "Dogtown" here on BA), has confirmed it will be year-round in this post "...Sucks WILL become a year-round brew..." just waiting for the quart bottles to be manufactured.
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  3. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    It really SUCKS that they're removing the six pack format though.
  4. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (112) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Sucks is my favorite American Strong Ale :wink:
  5. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Mine, too. Guess we both saw the same post in the last few days.
  6. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (729) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Why do they call it BShugga Substitute?
  7. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (858) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Once it is year round and in quarts I will buy a lot of it. Then I will bottle my homebrews in the quart bottles.
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  8. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Bummed that they're going to bombers year round.
    At least you know it's fresh
    Originally brewed in 2011 as a Brown Shugga’ substitute, due to construction-induced capacity issues.

    I would rather have the limited release of this, unless they start date stamping.
    At least now you know it's fresh.

    When they go to year round bombers - unless you go to a store with very high shelf turn around - you'll be wondering how long that bomber has been there.
  9. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (216) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    So whats with the label?
    Did they squish Santa because its year round? :confused:
  10. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (483) Feb 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I won't, because I will look for the date stamp on the bottle...
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  11. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I don't think Laguanitas dates their bottles - unless I'm not seeing it
  12. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (483) Feb 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    They do, it is a julian date stamp on the neck of the bottle.
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  13. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    All their bottles are stamped with a Julian date code on the neck. It is kinda hard to see. The first 3 digits are the day of the year it was bottled. 354 is dec 20. 012 would be today.
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  14. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (456) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I like it being a seasonal because then I get to enjoy it more. It's like 60 Minute IPA, I like that it's available all year round, however I'm not buying it as much because I know it'll always be there. I just checked my local place for Lagunitas Sucks and glad they had some, I picked up a couple 6 packs. Enjoying the hell out of one right now.
  15. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    They do a Julian date. Go to "Fresh Beer Only". Sorry I can't post a link right now.
  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,820) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    would love to see this in a 500ml bottle
  17. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    This beer is so legit. My only wish is they keep it in 6 pack format though.
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  18. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    I think it's supposed to be a tomato. As in throwing vegetables at a performer that sucks. I could be wrong though.
  19. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (3,120) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Sucks is Surly Abrasive at almost half the cost.
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  20. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I guess it is...half the quality of beer too...IMO
  21. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (377) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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    Local distributor is balking at carrying it in kegs, hope it does become year round - maybe that will change their minds.
  22. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I have to retract any statement I may have made previously about this beer.

    This is probably one of the most quaff-able IPA's I've eve drank.
    Just came back from a party - everybody loved this beer - and I'm still drinking it now - amazing shit!
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  23. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I don't understand why, if I really like a beer, I'd ask the brewery to make LESS of it.
  24. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Brown Shugga now tastes more like DIPA more than a nondescript strong ale. What's up with that? Aren't there enough goddamn IPAs in the craft world? Fucks sake.
  25. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Sucks reminds me of Daytime, obviously with more alcohol. Same hop profile, though.
  26. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    This is the best IPA on the shelf right now, and if it's year round will probably stay that way. I've shifted a bit, last year I thought it kinda tasted like Pliny but it doesn't have enough body for that. A grapefruit hit up front and then a little orange/tangerine twist on the finish. I've only had a few bottles, but if you mixed Pliny and 2H Ale half and half you might gets Sucks.
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  27. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    So confused right now. If Heady could meet demand would we ask them to make it seasonal? Jesus h Christ what the hell is wrong with you people!
  28. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    I had a couple of bottles this year and I thought it was definitely less sweet than last year's (which is a great thing). paid 1.99 per 12 oz bottle.
  29. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    im sorry but you said its a strong ale? I thought sucks was an ipa
  30. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Sucks doesn't suck that's for sure. It doesn't overwhelm you with sweetness like Brown Shugga does and the hops don't punch you in the face like Maximus does.
  31. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (382) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    I'm still waiting for " Sucks" and if it is is better than Sumpin than wow, it is gonna be addictive because Sumpin is the tastiest hoppy fruit juice I've ever had! I could probably get my wife to drink one of those.
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  32. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (112) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    You are correct. My post was just a smart ass comment in reference to another thread calling Sucks a Strong Ale. Cheers!
  33. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I like the idea of sucks being year round, but Quart bottles is an awful idea. I can see lots of overpriced quart bottles getting dusty on shelves.
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  34. joakley

    joakley Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2009 North Carolina

    Picked up a 6er yesterday. Holy shit! Best Beer I have ever had. Didn't know what I was missing. Love that hop profile.
  35. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    According to their website, the quarts are for a selected market (wherever that may be).
  36. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Awesome beer, but I really hate the quart bottle idea.
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  37. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (100) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    No, not really...
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Me too, a quart is a commitment when maybe you only want one beer.
  39. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (484) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I dont care for that insolent tone.

    Theres only one way to settle this. A race around the world. Meet me at the town square tomorrow at noon. The Queen herself shall raise the checkered flag.

    Of course this may have be delayed depending on the intensity my hangover.
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  40. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (210) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    Sucks > The Elder.......
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