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RATINGS: 1252   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.


epiphyte707's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12 oz pours light copper, good head. Smells of pinapple, papaya, mango, and slight hay grain. Tastes like pineapple, citrus, flowers, slight bubblegum and boozy aftertaste. Wonderful hoppy balanced malty complexity.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (309) - Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
A lightly hazed, golden amber body supports a tall, tight, white, slowly fading head creating dense lacing and a solid sheet sporting a root beer float style crown

A clean, lean take on the classic dank-citrusy-fruity sweet Lagunitas profile, mango, green melon, and pine with clearing nuances of lemon and lime on a silky smooth, coating body offering bitter-sweet residuals of the previously mentioned components

32oz bottle code 283 4 2 0200 2105 served at 45° into Orrefors Pulse beer glass


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
QuezXLV (399) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Love the powerful hoppy aroma. Looks like a normal beer - clear golden and bubbly. A little peachy. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franzpants86 (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Aroma of candied citrus, maybe some wheat or just tons of pale malt, very nice, excellent grass note but its got some more depth to it than just straight grassy hoppy bears, the sweet malt note holds up well. Flavor follows but is just a bit more sweet and sugary that I would like but only by a tad, drinks well but leaves some richness in the aftertaste that sticks around, but it’s winter and that’s just fine.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (159) - - NOV 19, 2014
This ones is a five all around. It’s just an exceptionally wonderful IPA. It has everything you could ever want. So much citrus, pine, tons of pine actually. So much citrus fruit, pineapple, mango literally everything. It’s a massive IPA with so much going on but theres a perfect balance. It’s just a really exceptional IPA and if you appreciate IPA you’ll probably feel the same. This one just blew me away. I will be stocking up on this. Cheers.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillyBobThade (1) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
My favorite find this past summer The variety of hops results in dry citrus flavors that I love ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1486) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Well done, really good ADIPA.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2014-11-18.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2014 Total Score: 4.1
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A clear brass colored beer. A white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, orange, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a long dry finish.
Overall: In all a very strong typical west coast DIPA. Well done.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-13.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Keg at the Kings Arms, London. It pours a hazy copper colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine cones, citrus, biscuit, malt. Taste is medium sweet and intensely hoppy with notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus juice, dried wild berries. Full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty beer, almost an American barley wine

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1047) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Attractive rustic orange pour w/ a good white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is robust w/ hops w/ some piney notes really standing out. The initial taste is quite nice full of slightly sweet & citrusy hops but the finish is quite bitter & dry. The rye kind of takes away from the flavor & makes it just a tad harsh in the end. It does have a nice mouthfeel - light & hides the 8% well. Very solid beer overall!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1111) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
32oz bottle pours in hazy orange gold with a large white head. Pine and citrus hop taste with a slight Carmel finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 From a cute 32oz "jug" bottle into a new Bud Light pint glass. Pour is orange/gold with a rather fine foamy head. Nose is hops mostly of the citrus variety, some pine needle, happily less malt than expected. Attack is bittering and citrus hop elements, carry through the palate. Candied grapefruit rind. Little detectable alcohol. Very balanced throughout in terms of bitter and sweet. Minimal malt. Nice stuff, glad I bought a case.


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