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RATINGS: 1543   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2794) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean, VA. Clear-but so dark it is almost opaque--burgundy-brown with small khaki head and fair lacing. Head does not linger. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit, cherry, sweet roasted malt, toffee and alcohol. Full body and medium/high carbonation with foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12oz bottle---> snifter. Pours a clear gold with a thick, fluffy white two finger head. Smells like a sack of some of the dankest weed available. Tastes of mango, pineapple, grass, and resin. Nice medium bodied palate with good carbonation. This is a fucking awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a clear light gold with a modest head and great lacing. Aroma is amazing - pine & citrus, very pungent. Sweet, lightly spicy flavour gives way to enormous hop punch towards the end, with a lingering hop finish. Light pine, very present bitter orange - chinotto, perhaps. Moderate body with good carbonation. What a treat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
I was licky to find this in the M&M 6-pack rack of my favorite store today. This is the 1st beer purchased that way that made me wake up and say WOW. Lagunitas does not need to make any excuses for this one, which tastes very similar to my favorite APAs, Three Floyds Alpha King and Zombie Dust. 12 oz botttle pours a clear orange with white head and good lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, and floral hops with just enough caramel malts to give it balance. Taste is initially sweet with a short bitter finish. Medium body with a little carbonation. If I could get this year round, I would drink it regularly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Hazy gold pour - thick, lasting, soapy lace - a lot of pine/resin and tropical hop notes in the nose, citrus rind - moderate acidic and sweetness in equal measure - fairly creamy texture - medium sweet up front, with a mix of wheat, toasted grain and light rye flavors - earthy citrus and pine late, some pepper, medium bitterness - a little sweet, but nice texture and bitterness, with high drinkablility - pretty nice, but I don’t feel the love that others have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheArgoPirate (112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Floral and citrus notes. Easily drinkable for a high IBU/ABV beer. Good beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Medium-off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some catty, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some catty/pine, light bread. Medium body, some acidity, light resin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased from the Davis Beer Shoppe. 2012/13 Vintage. The aroma on this is hoppy as hell, with significant mango, grapefruit, orange, and other citrus goodies. A bit reminiscent of a fresh Sculpin. Light dank. Super hoppy, and super aromatic. Mildly hazy orange-colored body with a medium, creamy off-yellow head. Good retention. Starts with some significant danky and citrus hop flavors. More mango in this comes through in the middle. The malts are lightly sweet, but there enough to balance the hops out. I definitely do not detect any rye, oats, or wheat here. They must be used in pretty small portions. Finishes with more citrus hoppiness (huge mango!), and a moderate hop bitterness. I don’t know why this is classified as an ASA...it’s clearly an IIPA, a damn good one at that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12oz bottle from Binny’s-Des Plaines. Pours clear golden orange with a white head. Aromas of loads of perfumey hops, mango, pineapple, bright citrus, and a little malt. Flavors of clean bright orange citrus, mango, peaches, and good dose of bitter hops. Has a decent enough malt profile to keep it honest. This is my favorite type of hop profile where the malt profile is on the lighter cleaner side, but the there is a large hop flavor without an overwhelming bitterness. Hard to not like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KegOstertag (92) - - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Drank in pilsner glass from 12 oz bottle. Aroma- lovely citrus and dry hoppiness scents. Appearance- very appealing golden ale color..yelling drink me. Taste- the perfect blend or lemon and hoppiness. Could classify as IPA by tatse. Love it. Palate- spectacular moutfeel. Light acidic and hops. Overall- one of my favorite beers. So smooth and flavorful. Very drinkable

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