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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4457) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom. Pours shiny yellow with a nice head, aroma of citra, litchi, melon and onion, flavor is bitter, not sweet, fresh, lemon, pine, medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (159) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and earthiness. Taste is much of the same with a sweet malty backbone. Dry, slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
Sweet, hop forward and yummy. I wouldn't buy this in replacement of the regular IPA but it is good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 From the bottle. Pours a relatively light yellow with large white, puffy head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is very similar, with just a touch of malt backbone. Similar to many Lagunitas beers, but a little lighter in color and with slightly less malth backbone. Finishes dry and leaves you wanting more. Wish this was available year round. re-rate from a fresh bottle in November 2014. upped the score from 7 to 8 on aroma, all else same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2013
Lots of grapefruit citrus in this one. The scent was citrus and so was the taste. The bitterness was spot on and I felt this was a solid brew. This poured golden with some very noticeable carbonation bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
Hop forward with strong citrus and pine tones. Has a nice and sweet malty backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a five plus finger white head that fades slowly leaving tons of lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is hemlock/pine hops, flavor is caramel and hemlock. Light lingering bitter finish. Decent Imperial IPA. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
86Moose (62) - - APR 14, 2013
Excellent beer! One of Lagunitas best efforts. Golden in color. But, don’t let the lighter color fool you. This is a strong, flavorful beer with a earthy aroma & sweet taste. Strongly recommend this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
In my honest opinion, this is a perfect beer. It’s balance like you’ve never seen and taste perfect. I would drink this everyday if I could. Great product, I loved it. Can’t wait to get down to Lagunitas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
[Bottle] Pours amber with a nice off-white head that quickly reduces to a thin, lingering film and some larger bubbles. Aroma is very vibrant, with mango, candied pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. Sort of a wood spiciness in there as well. The taste is quite bitter, lots of papaya and grapefruit, mild alcohol, and malt in the finish. Average mouthfeel, fairly smooth, lingering finish. Overall, a really solid beer that I hope Lagunitas makes one of their year-round offerings.

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