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RATINGS: 1171   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1769) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours a fairly clear golden with a decent sized off-white head that is mostly lasting, leaving thin, sticky lacing. Fresh hop aroma is wonderful - sweet peach and apricot flesh, moderate pine resin, slightly citric orange blossoms. High spruce and citrus fruit bitterness - fairly solid in pungency from beginning to end - allowing just a few peeks of sweet malts, leather and mild black pepper. Finish has some notes of grapefruit rind and more black pepper. Solid and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Mildly hazy orange with a solid 2 cm of white head. Aroma is perfumey citrus hops, and taste is the same and sweet, with a bit of bitter pith and some tropical fruit into the finish. $3/12oz

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (915) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to rate it. Pours a somewhat clear orange with a white lacing. Pungent orange, tangerine and other citrus notes. Initially bitter but finishes sweet. Citrus lingers on the palate. One of the best uses of Citra I’ve experienced

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kdm1984 (628) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 This and DayTime really suck. Another pine bomb affair, and cat pee. Do not like these kinds of IPAs at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwmiller16 (93) - Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pale yellow, boring appearance. Big floral hop nose. HUUUUUUGE hop flavor, piney and spicy. Amazing brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (582) - 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 (5266) - 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 (2443) - 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.


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