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RATINGS: 1363   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a dark orange, almost amber. Fresh pine and citrus hop aroma. Minimal head. Very smooth, pine and citrus hops from start to finish. And an interesting malt character as well, almost a finishing sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a crystal clear orange with a golden tint. Fresh examples show strong, dank hops. Bright, juicy citrus hop flavors lead to some resinous notes on the back of the palate. Crisp, dry & refreshing. Very easy to drink. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate & it is nearly impossible to stop reaching for the glass. A benchmark IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Hey, enjoyed this. Lots of citrus, but more shades of pineapple than more bitter fruits. Some good grain for a bit of balance.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
drdisque (618) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
On tap at Lagunitas Chicago Taproom. Intense resinous nastiness in initial sip. Mellows out a bit after that and tapers into cereal grain and water flavors. Seems well crafted, but far too resinous for my taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (618) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Excellent IPA. I’m an IPA guy, and my two favorites are Two Hearted (OK, not an IPA, but a pale ale) and Zombie Dust. Lagunitas Sucks is in between those two. Citrusy hops and a lighter palate. I really enjoyed it and will be finding a sixer or two to have at home. On tap at Riverside Tap Room.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (615) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Gold orange color with thin white head, strong citrus fruit aromas, lots of orange and hints of lemon. Taste is pretty hoppy with citrus and pine notes, slight caramel malt finish, strikes me as more of an IPA. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (613) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Amber color, white head. Grapefruit nose, resin, ripe fruit, caramel. Sweet fruity taste, grapefruit, caramel malt, moderate bitterness. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Poured from a bottle into dogfish IPA glass. Orange amber golden pour with a thick white head. Smells heavily resinous with some sweet overtones. Tastes full of hops that range from sweet and fruity to piney and grassy. Bitter finish with a citrus backbone. Really complex, quite impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2012
A clear golden orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is amazing, lots of citrus and pineapple. The flavor is fruity, floral, bitter, and just a little grainy. An excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (605) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a brief head with continual lacing. The aroma is huge on hops, mostly pine notes, but some floral qualities, too. The flavor is great. Hoppy and bitter through and through, but a rich malt in the background and some caramel and molasses. This is one of the best brews I’ve had form Lagunitas.


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