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RATINGS: 1166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear orange, white head. Smells piney, resinous, Tastes very tropical, resinous, pineapple, bitter finish. Soooo tasty! This is a really delicious ipa!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Devine intervention. Reminds me of the hop profile from daytime. Lots for floral notes on the nose. Hop bomb in the middle with subtle malt backbone. Love it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus, resin, and light caramel. Taste of citrus, pine, resin, grapefruit, light tropical fruits, toasted malts, toffee, and a bitter, hop finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 30, 2013
Earthy, spicy, and citrus hop aroma. Pours a golden straw color with a low retaining white head. Hop flavor starts small but then explodes: spicy, herbal, musty, piney, and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, and earthy hops. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, floral, honey, grass, and herbal hop earthiness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zests, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, and herbal hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity, with a nice malt balance supporting the big hops; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. Great hop complexity with nice malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
champson (3) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
Had this on draft. It was the opposite of its name sake. The sweetness blended well with the hops and made me wish I had a DD to drink more. Solid beer that just became one of my more favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Light gold . Good lacing. Grapefruit nose that is really nice. Some pine in nose and taste. Hop forward with nice balance. Lingering bitter finish. Nice beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
Super nice. I loved. aroma is sweet, delicious, resinous hops and malty goodness. Appearance is crystal clear, golden amber, nice head and legs. Taste is sweet, malty brew crisp and the hops slide over the tongue and linger a bit along with some earthy spice. Overall great brew get it while ya can

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Awesome beer. Hoppy but balanced by the malt. Has a sweet finish. This beer is very easy to drink. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1145) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Clear, golden pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus mixed with spicy rye and mildly sweet malt. It has a light, watery texture with average carbonation. The taste is a little bland and finishes quickly to a dry, bitter end.


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