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RATINGS: 1380   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
pours golden with white head. aroma is hops - mostly citrus (grapefruit), but some pine hoppiness as well. taste is citrus hops, biscuit, light caramel and malt, and a bit of candied fruit. finishes with piney hops and a touch of bitterness.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (305) - - MAY 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass today. A: Grapefruit, tropical fruit, and spiciness. Very juicy. A: 1 finger head with an easy pour, receding to a ring and fluff. See through honey orange body. T: Sweet grapefruit, mango, and spiciness dominate. Honey, cereal, and pine are subtle. P: Smooth and a little oily until the bubbles take over. O: This one goes down too easy for 8%. The alcohol is barely noticeable. I’m going to be buying much more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (854) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a big, foamy white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of hops, malt, pine, and caramel. Taste starts off with a bitter, piney hop burn. So very resiny. The hops are evened out by a caramel malt backbone. Lingering hop burn. Mouthfeel is light and soapy. Body is medium and drinks real easy. The alcohol is definitely there. Drinks very easy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (886) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Super słodki, super owocowy aromat. Mango, brzoskwinia, ananas. Barwa złota, piwo delikatnie mętne. Szybko opadająca piana ale świetny lacing. Odczycie wskazuje na bardzo lekkie piwo. 13-14 Plato. Zero ciała, dość wodniste. Alkoholu nie czuć. Jak na IIPA to super pijalne, ale przez to brakuje mu charakteru dużego piwa. Średnia goryczka, super przyjemne, ale trochę mu brakuje kopnięcia.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (101) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Keg at Bat. Pours amber golden. Decent head and lacing. Big floral hoppy aroma. Big oily resin hop fruitiness too with a nice malt backbone. Full of flavour.A nice DIPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (487) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours gold with a white head. Big hoppy aroma. Citrus, malt, resin, and floral notes. Medium body and carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Really good DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber gold. Nose is sticky resin, fruits, sweet toffee, pine, citrus. Taste is also resinous, bitter fruitiness, citrus. Sweetish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (147) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Citrus and pine on the nose. Clean aroma. Unfortunately, That’s about all i really had an appreciation for with this beer. Over all just not a fan.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (596) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
DATE TASTED: May 20, 2015... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: Watching the Cavs try to steal a second straight in Atlanta--and relaxing after the end of baseball season, for good... APPEARANCE: Bright, pilsneresque body that releases tiny bubbles; the head is a monstrous white pillow that pitches a hedgerow of lacing; as the glass drains, excellent up-and-down lacing ... AROMA: thick wafts of sugary resin, pineapple, mango and other "strong" scents; not as much of the four grains available... PALATE: a mellow, moderately weighted body with a soft, balanced aftertaste--as easy-drinking as an 8% ABV will be...TASTE: a beautiful balance of a four-grain drag and a bevy of hops; a rather ridiculously good tasting "alternative" to the original, which I did not get a chance to sample; the resin is sharp, the pineapple palpable, the hops teeth-tethering--in a word, a full-flavored experienced that warms as it sips... OVERALL: ah, Lagunitas--thank God you have made the nationwide market a goal; grabbed a quart for $6.99 at Hope Liquors, and this beer is a perfect compliment to the night; hearty, flavorful and easy-drinking...any other aspect needed?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4702) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
18th May 2015: quart bottle shared between me, my wife and son-in-law. Golden/amber pour with a white topping on each glass. Nice blend of aromas and flavours. Hops first and foremost, piny and citrusy: semi-sweet malt taste mid-sip. Decent and worth trying: hides the alcohol content nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3582) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
From a 22oz bottle. Pours an amber gold with an off-white head. Nose is veyr resinous\ and citrus. Full body. Flavor shows rye and citrus. Dry hoppy and very resinous finish. Damn good!!


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