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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and mango. Taste follows nose with addition of zest. One of my favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle, as pictured Pours a clear golden-orange with minimal white head. Smells surprisingly piney, though there’s not a ton of hops in the flavor. Lots of spice in it, very peppery. Pretty good, would definitely buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1441) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2016 Golden with a very slight haze, small frothy white head, spotty lace. Deep aroma of caramel malts and resiny hops...a welcoming sweetness. Very refreshing yet big and balanced taste. Fruits and caramel throughout, some apple, orange, white grape peel, some spice yields to a lasting bittersweet finish. Boozy as it warms.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1431) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy golden , with big ,white head. Malt, caramel and pine in aroma. Great balanced taste. Unbelievable tasteful and drinkable. Perfect for sharing , quart bottle. The label say to share with friend ... Unfortunately , he is to far away ...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1427) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2015
I’ve been wanting Sucks for a long time, now. Wow, that sounds dirty... With the innuendo out of the way, let’s go right into it. Appearance is like a beautiful IPA: hazy orange with a frothy, long-lasting head. Aroma reveals floral hops, caramel, pine resin, juniper, and citrus. Taste showcases candy-like malt, citrusy hops redolent of orange cream, toffee, spiciness, and a boozy bite. Mouthfeel is crisp with a stomach-warming alcohol finish. Even in the eclectic Strong Ale category, Sucks is entirely unique. It’s tricky to describe and damn hard to pigeonhole into any one style. Sucks is an Imperial IPA/American Strong Ale thing with lots of West Coast attitude. It’s... Ah, shit. It’s really good, okay? Leave me to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Pours a pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is floral hops and resin. Flavor is rye and resin, slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Has the aroma of a double IPA, but comes off maltier and less bitter. It’s a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1424) - SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Half pint on-tap at Euston Tap, London:
Another excellent Lagunitas beer, not as hoppy as I’d expected with sweet malts taking the front seat but some did feature & the balance was a good one. The beer proved to be quite an easy one to drink as well, despite the strength. One well worth seeking out if you can find it.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Type: Draft Glass: Mason jar From: Ciro’s Pizza Price: $6.50 Misc.: As part of Lagunitas Tap Takeover Night at Ciro’s Pizza; Got to keep the Lagunitas mason jar Poured a golden orange color with one finger of white head when I got it. Good circular lacing on the sides all the way down. Average-to-above average retention on the top. Holy bitter hops on the nose! Got healthy doses of pine, citrus (grapefruit, lemon) and floral hops. Also some resin. Very flavorful, definitely the best part of the beer. Tasted bitter grapefruit hops right from the beginning, but not too lingering. Sweet floral taste as well. Also orange pulp. Reminded me a lot of the Daytime IPA. Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. I really, really liked this beer. Nice and smooth and would love to have it again. Well done Lagunitas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
clear golden with a big white head that is sustained for a while, excellent lacing and or glass drying... loads of tropical and stone fruits, light pale malts, tho the fruits dominate the aroma, not very piney... lively medium body loads of fruits, spicy, stonefruits, tropical fruits moreso than citrus... slick mildly creamy smooth mouthfeel for an IPAish beer... Medium to medium full bodied... AWESOME

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Hazy orange color, white head that sinks but sticks. Great aroma of fuzzy peaches and peach jolly ranchers. Flavor doesn’t quite match up. It’s got some fruit and some bitterness but its just good, not great. Little bit of alcohol, eh. People hyped this up and while its a good beer it’s not all that. I regret buying a second six pack honestly. Serving type: bottle 01-20-2013 05:33:22


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