RATINGS: 1652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8% abv, Then joyously dry-hopped for that big aroma and resinous hop flavor.

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4.2
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
pours dark orange with a nice soapy head. Smells of citra hops and a bit of sweetness. The flavor of this beer reminds me a lot of Zombie Dust. This has a bit more sweetness, but citra hops are definitely front and center here. Great beer.

3.4
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2013
this is not an "american strong ale"... it’s labelled as a "substitute" for brown shugga, but it has absolutely nothing to do with that brew. it’s basically another 8% ipa beverage from lagunitas. it’s not as good as maximus when maximus is good... but when has maximus been any good lately? the emphasis on aroma in ratebeer’s scoring system drags the overall score down, the actual overall score should be closer to 3.7 or 3.8... if you’re lucky enough to see this around grab a six pack or two.

4.5
CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a clear light yellow with thin white head. Fantastic sweet aroma: tropical fruit and flowery. Sweet bready malt base with strong hop presence without too much bitterness. A great American ale. ---Rated whilst imbibing

4
csaso (2283) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle - small foamy head, light copper color, nice big citrus grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone - very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Poured a clear golden color with plenty of bubbles and a big, frothy white head. Aroma is mango, spruce, floral, bubblegum, citrus, and herbs. Taste is mango, pine, lemon grass, bitter with a long bitter finish.

4
Nephilium (1817) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Big grapefruit and hop aroma. Pours a pale light yellow, with just a dusting of white head. This is a big hop bomb, with grapefruit and pine notes. Not much else going on, but this is a fine hop bomb.

3.9
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Pours a crystal clear gold with a frothy white head. Smells very sweet, predominantly of candied grapefruit peel, tangerine, and honey - solid bready malt backbone. Tastes bitter and sweet (ha) and similar to the nose, more honey and some lemon. Medium bodied, kind of chewy and sticky, with a bit too much carbonation. Overall good but not great - very sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit and sweet caramel. A bit Weak in the middle. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Tasty.

3.9
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2013
strong inviting aroma, good cloudy appearance, great IPA flavor without being overwhelming, notes are complimentary to the IPA style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2013
16 oz draft poured at When Pig’s Fly Pizzeria. Beautiful amber color with a thin white head. Looks really clean & clear. Immediate hit of citrusy hops. Totally reminiscent of a double ipa, this packs a delicious punch and is thick on the tongue. Floral & grapefruit hoppiness stick around for a while. Great bitterness! Best beer I’ve had all day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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