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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
32 ounce bottle. Pours a honey gold color with a dense rocky beige head. Rich pine and citrus hop aroma. Notes of caramel malt as well. Flavor is caramel and toasted malt with a light spivey nuance. This is a real nice balance of tropical fruit malt and spicy hops that provides a very nice big ale. Lovely clinging lace when all is done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshbeerme (5) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Pours light with a thick white head. Full on floral nose. Very balance palate and quite the refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blogmeabeer (21) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Golden colour. White head. Slight tropical fruit aromas with hints of peaches. Medium full body, dry mouthfeel, slight sweetness. Peaches, grapefruit, dry fruit. Warming alcohol and a reasonably high bitterness.A perfect holiday hoppy ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (321) - Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
A lightly hazed, golden amber body supports a tall, tight, white, slowly fading head creating dense lacing and a solid sheet sporting a root beer float style crown

A clean, lean take on the classic dank-citrusy-fruity sweet Lagunitas profile, mango, green melon, and pine with clearing nuances of lemon and lime on a silky smooth, coating body offering bitter-sweet residuals of the previously mentioned components

32oz bottle code 283 4 2 0200 2105 served at 45° into Orrefors Pulse beer glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
QuezXLV (401) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Love the powerful hoppy aroma. Looks like a normal beer - clear golden and bubbly. A little peachy. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (189) - - NOV 19, 2014
This ones is a five all around. It’s just an exceptionally wonderful IPA. It has everything you could ever want. So much citrus, pine, tons of pine actually. So much citrus fruit, pineapple, mango literally everything. It’s a massive IPA with so much going on but theres a perfect balance. It’s just a really exceptional IPA and if you appreciate IPA you’ll probably feel the same. This one just blew me away. I will be stocking up on this. Cheers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillyBobThade (1) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
My favorite find this past summer The variety of hops results in dry citrus flavors that I love ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1551) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Well done, really good ADIPA.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2014-11-18.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2014 Total Score: 4.1
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A clear brass colored beer. A white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, orange, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a long dry finish.
Overall: In all a very strong typical west coast DIPA. Well done.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-13.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Keg at the Kings Arms, London. It pours a hazy copper colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine cones, citrus, biscuit, malt. Taste is medium sweet and intensely hoppy with notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus juice, dried wild berries. Full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty beer, almost an American barley wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1081) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Attractive rustic orange pour w/ a good white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is robust w/ hops w/ some piney notes really standing out. The initial taste is quite nice full of slightly sweet & citrusy hops but the finish is quite bitter & dry. The rye kind of takes away from the flavor & makes it just a tad harsh in the end. It does have a nice mouthfeel - light & hides the 8% well. Very solid beer overall!

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