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RATINGS: 1166   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
verd77 (13) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Love this beer. Great pine aroma and crisp taste. 7.85% adv. You get just a slight pine taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Colbowski (3) - - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
Drinking a bottle that was released almost a year ago and its still amazing. It has however, lost the ’peach’ taste and aroma that I remember.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
raiders707 (4) - petaluma ca, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
my favorite lagunitas beer right now hands down hoppy beer besides hopstupid. cheers

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Golden color. Slightly cloudy. Very floral and fruity hop forward aroma. Medium body. Clean flavor with noticable bitternes. Long lasting fruit hop flavor in the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Awesome beer. Hoppy but balanced by the malt. Has a sweet finish. This beer is very easy to drink. One of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
masheriff (4) - - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Wow! I feel pretty lucky to find a six pack. Total score. 5. Enough said.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jpsavage (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
Awesome beer. Tastes like a Pliny but less filtered and more carbonated. It does have the same hop profile and similar ABV, and until they run out of it, Sucks is more readily available.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pkrath84 (7) - Yorba Linda, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
Definitely in my top 3 IPAs. Pours amber with a 2 finger head. Plenty of lacing. Lots of floral hop aroma, huge malt backbone with tons of hops too balance it out. My kind of IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gao2116beer (2) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
This is the best beer Lagunitas makes (in my opinion). The hops and malts are balanced so well with the citrus flavor and you get all the flavors at once. The hops are not overwhelming in the beer at all and create a perfect contradiction to the malts. Bitter, but not too bitter. I love this beer and would recommend it to beer enthusiasts, experts, fans, and even craft beer beginners.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Golden pour with a nice head and lasting lacing. Very nice nose of grapefruit and other citrus against a slight spruce essence. Almost medium bodied with an average carbonation. The mouthfeel is almost creamy. An outstanding hop flavor with grapefruit the most forward. Spruce and a slight malt sweetness round out this well balanced ale. The alcohol content is totally hidden by the flavor. The finish is more smooth than crisp with a nice tartness and a soft bitterness. This is one of the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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