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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
AKA Holiday Ale
AKA Holiday Leftover Ale
AKA Brown Sugar Substitute

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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Poured a clear golden color with plenty of bubbles and a big, frothy white head. Aroma is mango, spruce, floral, bubblegum, citrus, and herbs. Taste is mango, pine, lemon grass, bitter with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1661) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Big grapefruit and hop aroma. Pours a pale light yellow, with just a dusting of white head. This is a big hop bomb, with grapefruit and pine notes. Not much else going on, but this is a fine hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Pours a crystal clear gold with a frothy white head. Smells very sweet, predominantly of candied grapefruit peel, tangerine, and honey - solid bready malt backbone. Tastes bitter and sweet (ha) and similar to the nose, more honey and some lemon. Medium bodied, kind of chewy and sticky, with a bit too much carbonation. Overall good but not great - very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit and sweet caramel. A bit Weak in the middle. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
strong inviting aroma, good cloudy appearance, great IPA flavor without being overwhelming, notes are complimentary to the IPA style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2013
16 oz draft poured at When Pig’s Fly Pizzeria. Beautiful amber color with a thin white head. Looks really clean & clear. Immediate hit of citrusy hops. Totally reminiscent of a double ipa, this packs a delicious punch and is thick on the tongue. Floral & grapefruit hoppiness stick around for a while. Great bitterness! Best beer I’ve had all day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap from a cask in Vegas. That’ll alter this rating in the positive direction a bit - but this is an awesome beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odysseyalien (71) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
The aroma is tropical...pineapple, papaya...yes! Taste is hops hops and more hops! Yummm...but with a nice malt profile holding things in check. Nice balance. Sorry I only bought one of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: clear golden with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: floral, piney, grassy and citrus hop bomb with sweet sugary and bready malt. Beautiful! Taste: floral hops and pineapple throughout with just a little sweet breadiness but nothing as strong as the aroma, ends slightly peppery with piney, grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body with medium to high carbonation. Overall this beer is so freaking delicious. It's a perfectly hopped brew with a perfectly balancing complex malt profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz bottle Whole Foods. Light golden; smaller white frothy head dissipates to a very sparse covering with a medium ring; light lacing. Aroma pineapple, pine, tropical fruit, bread, caramel. Flavor has less of the tropical fruit than I expected and exhibits more pine and bread as is more typical of the style (and, sorry Ratebeer, but this is an IPA, not an American strong), but there is definitely a pineapple vibe throughout; piney bitter finish is really well balanced, as 60+ IBU’s is nothing to scoff at but it’s certainly not out of place in here. Medium body, frothy carbonation, barely sticky. I’ll take Brown Shugga over this any day but that’s just personal preference, I suppose. Definitely bears resemblance to Lagunitas’ Daytime with the pineapple aroma, just much bigger. Good stuff.

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