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RATINGS: 1714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1633) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Lagunitas Brown Shugga has a medium, cream-colored head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and a good amount of bubble streams. The aroma is bold, sweet, dank barley malt and hop resin (think brown bread crust and slightly rotted spinach). Taste is of sweet, strong malt and fairly bittern hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium, and Lagunitas Brown Shugga finishes puckering and strong, yet mellow. RJT

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (705) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Drank from a pint glass poured from a 32 ounce bottle, purchased from a conivent mart. Smells like beer and overly hoppy in all directions

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Growler from local beer brewing shop. Clear reddish amber pour, medium head, not so much next day from growler. Beautiful aroma, floral pine lagunitas hops blended with brown sugar caramel. Taste is hops hand in hand with sweetness right out of the box. Caramel / grapefruit rind candy. By the time the solid bitter finish rolls around you realize youíve been seduced by this medium bodied Siren named Shugga.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (840) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Sweet pine hop aroma. Has a copper and amber body with a solid two fingered head that has a faint off white color. Thick sweet port-like taste. Mild bitterness. Has a gentle warming sensation going down your throat. Heavy bodied as this is definitely in the sipping category. It goes down more gentle with each sip.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from whole foods, orlando. Reddish amber color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, suryp, malts, some hops. Balanced sweet malty body, some cherry notes, some hops at the end. Nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - DEC 31, 2015
Tons of hop resin in the nose, and in the flavour. Dunno what variety but it reminds me of the Sierra Nevada pale ale hopping but much stronger. Pine cones and dark chocolate, leading to mint and herbs in the aftertaste. Lots of hops complexity. Iím really surprised that itís only 51 ibu.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Sweet syrupy aroma clear Amber hue and a whisper head. Smooth tasting front with a malt sweetness back. Not usually into Barley Wines, but I would not kick this out if bed for eating crackers!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is caramel, candied pine. Taste is thick malty sweet up front with a big hop flavor running through. The strange thing about this beer is how SWEET it is without being overly cloying. It gets better and better with every sip.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - DEC 23, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours copper with a big white head and lacing. The aroma is burnt sugar, hops, alcohol, and bread. The taste is burnt sugar, hops, yeast, and fruit. Itís pretty smooth on the palate. As it warms, the alcohol creeps up on you. It packs a decent punch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
355 mL bottle. Itís good, not great. itís too bad these greedy fuckers sold out to Heineken. I guess their whole "fuck the man" thing was a bunch of hypocritical bullshit. There are lots of true craft breweries out there making great beer. No need to patronize this macro any more.


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