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RATINGS: 1452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
light golden with slight hop haze and with small fizzy white topper, modest lacing. one of the finest aromas ever on an ipa, all sorts of citrus and light fruity/flowery. I think it smells the closest to Heady Topper I can recall at the moment. The mixed malts really make on nice scaffold to hang the hops on with no overbearing carapils to ruin things. medium carbonation, refreshing and quaffable all day long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (293) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
pours a golden amber.white head wit light lacing.aroma is strong of mango and citrus with your typical grapefruit resinous aroma as well.flavor or mango,pine,grapefruit,spice and pepper.medium bodied,fizzy mouthfeel and a slight bitter finish for the style.well balanced.not over the top but definitely good and drinkable

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1319) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Clear gold with shorth froth,spotty lacing. Good carb. Great aroma of fruit/mild floral tropical,sweet melons,some peppery spice.Resiney sweetness.Cant really get much better/fresher smelling,nothing off or odd/weird .Flawless. Great tasting beer overall. Very drinkable and with a hoppy fruit,medium body, nice fresh citrus finish with some tangy shapness type bitter, resiney with sweetness but not too bitter.ot too grassy,yet hoppy.Pretty amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19961) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
Draft @ Southern Pacific Brewing, San Francisco, CA. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
booley3 (1) - USA - MAR 3, 2013 does not count
Great aroma and hop taste, but not too strong to bite back. Seasonal late dec - january

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (661) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Excellent IPA. I’m an IPA guy, and my two favorites are Two Hearted (OK, not an IPA, but a pale ale) and Zombie Dust. Lagunitas Sucks is in between those two. Citrusy hops and a lighter palate. I really enjoyed it and will be finding a sixer or two to have at home. On tap at Riverside Tap Room.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, light pale copper-hued body with an inch of white suds.

Smell: Heady, fruity notes of tropical fruits, varied citruses with pith included, a little liquid soap, and some resinous grassy undertones.

Taste: Pale malts, a bit of breadiness, and a low, brief sweetness imparted. Resiny, grassy, floral, but rather fruity, with tastes of pithy tangerine, mango, white grapefruit, pineapple. Moderate bitterness. Sourish, fruit juice quality with a sliver of resin and soapiness on the drying, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Another hoppy-something from Lagunitas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Tap. Golden yellow. Monster lacing. Cloudy as Pittsburgh. Smooyh IPA flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 light amber with an off-white head and a bunch of sediment. lots of lacing. grapefruit, spicy hops, pine. caramel, rind, onion. exceptionally well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a brief head with continual lacing. The aroma is huge on hops, mostly pine notes, but some floral qualities, too. The flavor is great. Hoppy and bitter through and through, but a rich malt in the background and some caramel and molasses.

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