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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


cduncan14's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The nose is glorious, beautiful hop cones. It smells like spring flower petals, if every spring flower produced hops. It is an absolutely gorgeous yellow-gold color with a barely off-white head. The flavor is, again, liquid hop. The best part, though, is that it’s not that cloying, bitter, over-hopped disaster that so many craft breweries are doing these days. It’s just a smooth, delicious hop flavor. Don’t get me wrong; the bitterness is there. It’s just not overpowering. It leaves that great hop dryness in your mouth. This is a damn fine beer, and I can’t recommend it highly enough to anyone who even kinda likes IPAs.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (321) - Poway, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
Piney hop aroma. Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Smooth up front with a long bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finn1918 (217) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2015
32oz bottle for $6.99. Pours a clear dark gold with a decent fluffy white head. Aroma is straight up pine/floral hops. Taste is hop forward with a bit of a malt backbone. Dry, bitter finish with a bit of a kick from the alcohol. Big, thick mouthfeel. If you were to call this an imperial IPA, I would not disagree with you. Once again, Lagunitas delivers a kick ass ale for a very reasonable price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
Hoppy, medium off white head under a clear amber pour, very nice balance, impressive

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fakdaddy (26) - - APR 11, 2015
I'm at a time when you are possible for a long way in hell of an old lady at my job to be able the first place I ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (662) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Pizza Luce. Amber colored with a thin white cap. Light pine aroma with alcohol, malty and light rye notes. Moderate sweetness with a piney bitter finish. Body is heavier with a soapy feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2015
Old rating. Big sweet, floral beer. Gold amber. Big citrus, grapefruit and piney hops over a spicy malt backbone. Some sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours golden-copper in color. A little hazy. Nice white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Fruity apple. Floral Hops. Taste is mostly sweet. Somewhat bitter too, but it’s underwhelming. Body is medium. Soft carbonation. Medium finish. Decent, but not amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (177) - Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2015
dark gold color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and grain. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, grain, and bread.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (303) - - APR 1, 2015
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Flowery aroma of hops. Very nice and sweet taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakePlissken (32) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Drucken på flaska. Orange, lite grumlig med fin krona. Luktar torkad frukt, apelsin och bröd. Smakar fantastiskt gott, härlig humle med fin maltsmak. Lättdrucken, men ändå trevligt sällskap hela kvällen.


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