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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (704) - - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is cerealy and malty with bread and zesty citrus too. Taste is sweet and bitter. Body is nice and oily with quite prickly carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (698) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head that settles into a nice dense pillow, the beer is a very slightly hazy average gold color, very good head retention Aroma: very strong grass and pine hits you right away, hints of alcohol, possibly even chocolate, smells good Taste: bitter citrus and pine, some alcohol, malty backbone, Palate: average carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, strong bitter backbone Overall: drinks like an imperial ipa, very bitter with a strong malt presence as well, very strong Aroma, works well in the cold weather ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (697) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..golden hue with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,caramel,florals..tastes of mango,apricot,caramel,pine..nice finish..more of a DIPA than a strong ale but excellent nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Colour of cognac or whiskey or something. Lacing is appealing. Luminous and entrancing colour like a jewel. Flavour is filled with sweet bitterness that keeps me coming back for more. I’d like to have more of it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (694) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Truly a great representation of the style. A visually appealing beer with an orange color and well-clinged lacing. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Malt driven sweetness but that presence of hop throughout. This is a very solid brewery and I would put this double IPA up as their best effort.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MarinEvelyn (690) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2014
It smells so good, I just want to bathe in this. Very hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, some spices, citrus, a little pine. Taste is so smooth, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Light smooth finish. Super.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (689) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Clear light amber, tight tan head, sticky lace.
Aroma is sweet caramel malt, followed by a healthy dose of hops. Pine, resin, citrus, grass.
Flavor starts sweet, light caramelized sugar, then spice, grapefruit, tropical fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 28, 2012
nice light blond with average head. crisp delicate, and slightly sweet hops. absolutely delicious and really easy to throw back.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Smelled fruitful citrus and Hippy. Tasted about the same. Not what I expected from bottle but good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle pours a nice amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is amazing with resinous hops taking the profile. Taste is more IPA than American Strong with pine resin and some citrus notes. Very well balanced, but quite bitter. Body is medium to light and the beer is super well blended with all the malts. A very good complement to the pungent hops. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised by this one. Love it.


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