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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1315) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Clear orange pour with a nice white head that fades down to thick ring. Really nice lacing. Aroma is strong tropical fruit, pine, herbal, and a bit bready. Taste is a sweet citrus and caramel, with some resin and grapefruit. Nice bitterness with a sweet balance. Slick texture, medium body. Really enjoyable beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Light, hoppy, fizzy, lots of carb. Needs more body. Also needs more flavor. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap a Oblivion Taproom a lil while back. The aroma was pretty hoppy with lots of bready malts and brown sugar all around. As for the taste... plenty of caramel and brown sugar with a subtle bitterness from the mild hop profile. The finish suggested a stronger brew - which is a first for me. Drinkability is a lil’ low for me, but enjoyable nonetheless. Cheers!!!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (1310) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Tap. Ahhh, cat piss. A little grapefruit sneaking in. Golden with white dissipating head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured a darker yellow almost amber color with a smaller white head. Aroma was almost like an IPA. Strong spruce and hops. Flavor was pine, caramel, and hop bitters. Malty up front and hops in the bitters. A very good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1295) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a clear classic golden color with a short white head. Not much head formed due to how carefully the beer was poured by the bartender. The bouquet might be the best of any beer I’ve ever had. Fresh grapefruit right up front with some underlying cannabis. Just a wonderful aroma. Mouthfeel is full, wet, and a bit oily. Carbonation bites just a bit on the finish. The flavor is magnificent. Grapefruit! A lot more pine in the flavor than appeared in the bouquet. Just enough rye in this beer to set all the flavors and aromas off in a more vibrant fashion. A remarkably well-engineered brew.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1290) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is very much pine and grapefruit. Taste is complex malty sweet with high bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Tap: Because I won’t buy their bottled beer anymore. Why? They Suck. Body is dark yellow piss. Take note. Aroma is sweet malt &grain, moderately to heavily hoppy extract resin, with notes of soap, sugar syrup, and celery. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, bitter. Finish is too sweet, velvety syrupy texture, alcoholic. Basically grapefruit juice with chemical wax. Hop Stoopid Jr.!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1289) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma strong of pine resin with herbal, floral hints. Flavor is all hops, strong on grapefruit and pine resin, floral, with the citrus taking more of a lead over time. Relatively clean finish. Very nice, just not sure why it isn’t classed as an (I)IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1288) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a golden yellow color that has a sparkle to it. Aroma is distinctly floral along with its taste. Notes of grass, herbs, and high amounts of malt are tasted in this beer. A decent IPA that was complex and made with quality.


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