SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, clear gold with white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit and malt, pine. Flavor is much the same with a pleasant sweetness and bitterness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation....Solid brew.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 The pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Extremely hoppy with a nice citrus and floral hop character. Great pine, some tropical fruit, and sweet pale malt and bread notes. The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. A lot of citrus peel and floral hop flavors. A light spicy hop character, too. As with the aroma, malt and sweet bread flavors. Pronounced tropical fruit an pine. Medium carbonation and body.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Very skunky smelling hop nose. Sweet and hoppy flavored. Smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Pretty easy drinking. Quite bitter with a nice sweetness to it.
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Ahhh, cat piss. A little grapefruit sneaking in. Golden with white dissipating head.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled,. lighter than expected golden orange, frothy tight foam, great aroma of fresh grapefruit, flavorful with good bitter tropicals and balance malt finish
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass at ITAP Soulard. Pour was clear and golden with a decent white head. The nose offered some nice caramel in front and grassy floeal hops behind that. The taste hit me with a sticky, grassy, spicy hop blam. The hop mix was a bit odd and stayed steady throughout. Some caramel was tasted late andvit was never very big. Good but a bit odd.
andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on Thanksgiving night while tending to a sick fiance. I’m not a huge Lagunitas fan so when the opportunity to drink a beer called Lagunitas Sucks came around, I figured it’d be a worthy try. And I’m glad I did. Appearance a clear slightly dark gold with a thin white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of honey, spicy hops, slight bready malt, has a nice smell. Taste is also pretty damn good, nice spice/hop mix with a malty crispness, honey gives it a nice sweetness, and it all comes together nicely. Citrusy hops and honey mix together nicely. Really enjoyed this one.
bpreo (1611) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In keeping with my recent trend of actually buying Holiday beers, Lagunitas’ Christmas attempt mentions "Brown Shugga", but it is really a Strong Ale. It smells...... interesting. Tastes...... interesting. It’s just a curious beer, but definitely worth a try.
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Heavy floral with hints of spice underneath.
Appearance: Clear dark orange with hints of effervescence, but no head to speak of.
Taste: Medium bitterness balanced by a light sweetness in the background.
Palate: Medium-heavy body, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s passable and certainly not the worst beer I’ve had. I could see buying this for a party, but it’s not something I’d readily pursue or stock on a regular basis. It’s good, but not great or mind blowing.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma contains strong hops and pines with a heavy grapefruit and citrus. Appearance is a light gold with a medium foam. Taste is balanced hops, pines, grapefruit and citrus. Nice piney/herby finish. Overall, a strong, full flavor. Nice bitter and hoppy flavor. I’d give this an A rating