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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma and flavors dominated by strong citrus hops. Golden, full bodied backed by sweet malts. So good Lagunitas serves it up in a quart bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (100) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Poured from 1 Quart Bottle into tulip. Three finger white head dissipates quickly leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy with hints of citrus. Appearance is light hazy orange. Taste is crisp and lightly sweet with medium bitterness. Hints of citrus and floral hops. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Carbonation is soft to average. Moderately long grapefruit finish. Overall good enjoyable refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Quart bottle (’cause sometimes, 40 ounces is just too much). Lemon, orange rye malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate white head and nice lacing. Sweet orange biscuit rye malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
Poured from a one quart bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a light, clear dark gold color with a slight touch of amber and a modest foamy white head with shorter retention, but good cling and lacing. The aroma featured a blend of grainy and earthy hops with sugar, spice, and a bit of pine. Its taste was pretty sweet with notes of sugar, molasses, light fruit, and a touch of bitter grainyness at the swallow. The beer had a very lively mouthfeel and was well carbonated with a good fizz and kick, and was somewhat drying in nature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Poured from large bottle, golden, clear, tan foam, resin, floral, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, bitter, very smooth, nice beer, love lagunitas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
For a screw up situation they made an excellent beer here. I love a winter beer that does not have a lot ofg the holidy spices but heavy warmth and this is one of those.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy golden , with big ,white head. Malt, caramel and pine in aroma. Great balanced taste. Unbelievable tasteful and drinkable. Perfect for sharing , quart bottle. The label say to share with friend ... Unfortunately , he is to far away ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LBIguard (41) - - MAR 1, 2015
Nice sweet malt nose with pine coming through. Makes you excited to taste Taste is like the nose, nice balance and sweet without being fake or cloying. The high carbonation helps to keep balance and makes you want to take another sip Very enjoyable afternoon supper with a kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Sticky malty oaty wheaty carmel foamy carbonated sweet treat with lick your lips sweet finish. Think that there said it. Try it it doesn’t SUCK! Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew3366 (10) - - FEB 28, 2015
32 oz bottle poured into 12 oz snifter. Definitely a bottle size you should share... Solid IIPA, very very drinkable. Compared to newer IIPAs lower alcohol, lower sweetness, not over the top, kinda nice to have that option!

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