RATINGS: 1635   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours out golden and with an orange blush on it. Fat creamy head of off white foam that lasts and leaves sticky lace. I was expecting a bigger nose but its a bit shy. Sultry even. It has a tropical fruit sweetness and bit of mango. Soft suggestion of pine but nothing sharp. Fresh ripe orange and a bit of sugar for a malt presence on the nose. Some orange peel to really sweeten it and brighten it. Taste is a light delicious juicy mouthful of liquid fruit. Fresh orange with tropical underpinnings. Gentle pine. The malt is supple and graceful and like a bit of sugar. It drinks with a bit of hop oil on the body of the beer, thin and has a touch of sticky resin to coat the mouth and leave a softly moderate bitter. Dries the palate and finishes with a faint spice and a bit more bitter with a pleasant aftertaste like fresh orange juice. There is no alcohol on this beer save for a touch of warmth. Drinks so easily and has an amazing lightness .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1179) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Truly a great representation of the style. A visually appealing beer with an orange color and well-clinged lacing. Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Malt driven sweetness but that presence of hop throughout. This is a very solid brewery and I would put this double IPA up as their best effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. A somewhat soapy note on the nose, lots of citrusy hops, sticky pine, and a nice bit of malt. Very smooth taste, pineapple and mango, orange rind, and a nice bready malt note. Super fresh juicy tasting citrus and tropical fruits, and a nice malt backbone. Delicious.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (604) - - FEB 1, 2014
Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a thick white head that fades relatively quickly leaving lots of lacing. Graefruit. Pretty sweet. Mouth coating. Hard candy like texture. Very smooth. I thought this was going to be really bitter but it's not. It's very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (369) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
wonderful aroma of pine and resin perhaps a grapefruit or lemony hint as well..nice clear amber gold color thin white head..taste..NOW you get the rye and oats nice and strong to balance the hoppiness mentioned in the aroma,very well done..the palate is rather light-med bodied and well carbonated with a bitter dry finish overall its cool that a beer called "sucks" might actually be one of their best beers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at the Saucer. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, an drywall. Taste is pine, dry spice, and

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwsample (164) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Flying Saucer. Golden orange color. Smells of sharp citrus and pine. Taste has a slight body odor? Not quite sure what that is. Not terrible...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Apache (63) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Very balanced. Tastes like a much lower abv beer. Slightly sweet with citrus hop character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
c4p3n (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Great citrusy flavor. Tastes like a lower alcohol beer. Hops flavor doesn't have an overly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (467) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a highly carbonated golden color with a bright white head. Aromas of lemons, sweet ruby grapefruit, and pines. A lemony and bready taste. A very lively carbonation and slightly oily mouthfeel. A pleasnt dyness in the finish. It does suck that there is no Brown Sugga available but this will do well as a substitution.

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