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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (300) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (298) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Extremely aromatic, juicy fruit on the nose. Flavor is rye spiciness, floral hops, citrus, sauv blanc grapes. Moderate bitterness. Pretty damn perfect IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (297) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 The only thing that sucks about this is I didnt try it sooner. Aroma is malt, citrus, rye and wheat. Poured into glass. Pale gold, moderate lacing and head. Taste is malt, citrus and lingering bitterness. Nice mouthful not to dry. Very good easy to drink, especially at 7 plus percent. Another great beer from a great brewery! Cheers

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (295) - - JAN 10, 2014
Deep gold, clear. Very full body, intense flavors, rich mouthfeel, restrained carbonation, long palate. High bitterness disguised by malty background, less so in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (295) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft. Pours dark orange with thin white head that lingers. Wonderful hop aroma with little carbonation. Great grapefruit hop flavor with nice complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (294) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 3/5-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Persika, aprikos(?), citrus, tallbarr, grapefrukt. Smak: Grapefrukt, citrus, tallbarr, sötma, tydlig beska. Kroppen är medelfyllig, avslutningen bjuder i sin tur på en ganska lång och rejäl beska.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (294) - Solna, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Flaska från SB. Ganska klar mörkgul med vitt luftigt skum. Doftar ljuvligt av humlen, tropiskt, citrus. Tror Amarillon finns där. Otroligt frisk och pigg, söt men går över nästan direkt i beskan. Bra!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (292) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
This is a winner...strong pine aroma comes through.. It's like smelling the business end of a pine comb...has a super smooth taste... Piney there too.. You do suck lags! Wow really smooth drinking a great ipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jur (291) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
10oz. Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver. Big fan of their regular IPA. This one starts of nicely, but develops too sweetly. Pity

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Light golden, light white head. Aroma of pine, orange. Rate of big pine, orange, grapefruit, smooth bitter bite, pine lasts with a sweetness that lingers.


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