RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
AKA Holiday Ale
AKA Holiday Leftover Ale
AKA Brown Sugar Substitute

This sad holiday season we didnt 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, wed short 3 cases of our favorite daily beers. Its 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. Its 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (498) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
Pours slightly hazy rich gold, white head. Aroma of fruity and floral hops. A touch of sweetness and some interesting flavors that I think are coming from the addition of multiple grains. Hops dominate though and are more citrus than the nose. Hop character lasts for the long, pleasantly evolving finish. An interesting little twist on a hop-forward American IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rumproasts (5278) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. This is an absolutely glorious IPA. Huge fruity flavor with a major hop punch. Awesome. One of my favorite beers ever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cachobrewski (15) - MEXICO - MAR 5, 2014
It has beautiful color and a big, creamy head... Aroma is intensely hoppy; I find it to be dominated by floral/spiciness, herbs, some faint bread, very earthy. Taste is less bitter than other IPAs but extremely flavorful, balanced sweetness with a dry finish that always makes it hard to appreciate the beer at higher temperatures.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a crystal clear orange with a golden tint. Fresh examples show strong, dank hops. Bright, juicy citrus hop flavors lead to some resinous notes on the back of the palate. Crisp, dry & refreshing. Very easy to drink. Hoppy bitterness lingers on the palate & it is nearly impossible to stop reaching for the glass. A benchmark IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Clear golden pour with a nice white head and nice white lacing. Hoppy citrus and slight pine nose. Very hop aggressive taste without much bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
How have I not had this before!?! By far the best Lagunitas beer Ive had and one of my new top 5 IPAs Ive had so far. Heavy on the citrus and tropical fruit notes which I love in an easy drinking IPA. Cant wait until next years release!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Drank from a tulip, pour a clear copper color and had a slight wheat and hoppy nose, the tast is excellent it starts out with a simple hop forward taste, then goes has a wheat/oat body and finishes with a clean hoppy aftertaste. that lingers. overall at 7.8% its insanely drinkable and enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pretty good beer. I was a bit let down. Wish it had a hoppier taste. Thanks Kevy. Maybe their best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iguanodon (143) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours clear gold/orange with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus, a little pine and straw. Taste is... well, think a little sumpin sumpin but a bit stronger, with more malt, a bit sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (668) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Other than being a very clear golden brew it smells and tastes like grapefruit juice. It has that sweetness that is followed by the acidic bitterness, just about like drinking grapefruit juice. So while yes that is the initial reaction after a few drinks there is more to it but it is not a major contribution to the overall taste. Luckily I like grapefruit juice so its a pretty good brew in my book.

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