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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Poured on draft. Appearance is a semihazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is pine and citrusy fruits. Taste is fruity bitterness. Pretty pleasant. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 21st April 2012
Light haze on this amber beer. Tidy pale cream coloured head. Crispy palate. Good malt base. Creamy pale malt with a little caramel. Layered over with fresh piney hops - light and airy. A little grass, sharp minerals and then a touch of tropical fruits. Finishes smooth with more creamy malt. Reliable Lagunitas satisfaction! 3.9

13th March 2013
A fresher bottle thanks to Deeblo! Cheers Bruce. Lovely fresh hops - apricot, peach, other tropicals, little orange and pine. Finishes with more tropical fruits. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
frank34 (7) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
this is a delicous brew. it is sweet, fruity, and hoppy.. you can taste the sweetness of the brown sugar ( not to poweful) and you can also taste the fruit side of the beer, and it also has a delicous hoppy punch.. by far one of the best brew i have ever had.. i will be looking for more of this.. if you like there hopstoopid. its like that with brownsugar in it.. and priced very nice..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - FEB 16, 2013
Gold, clear, white head. Aroma of citrusy, grassy hops, very fresh. Flavor of pronounced citrusy hops with some grassy fresh-hop character, biscuity malt with some caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sommersb (3) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Clear and dark orange, with very good lace and head retention. Aromas of strong west coast hops with pine and grapefruit. Taste starts with a hit of bitterness but there's also a balance from the malt bill. Very flavorful and well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoerr (4) - North Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Finally got ahold of a sixer and on my second one. Really tasty and drinkable. One of my favorites from Lagunitas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a slightly amber yellow with an off white head. Awesome nose of pine and citrus, grapefruit. Delicious hop bite. Deceptively strong, because it’s so smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Aroma: resinous hops, somewhat floral, juicy ripe citrus, spicy rye, toasty malts. Appearance: slightly hazy golden color, bordering on a light copper. Off-white head with average retention, spotty lacing. Flavor: lots of citrus and pine, some orange rind, biscuit and rye bread, medium bitterness is well balanced by the malts, slightly sweet finish. Alcohol is well hidden for an 8% brew. Palate: medium body and carbonation. Overall: great brew, nicely balanced, very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawker (16) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
One of the better IPA’s I have tasted, very fruity, quite hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (951) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12 oz bottle with no date. Pours a kinda nasty piss brown. Light frothy head. Mouthfeel is sticky with nice carbonation. Taste is sweet and hoppy; very floral with pineapple. Overall decent but not great. It's got that signature Lagunitas yeast taste that I really don't like. Solid but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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