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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2013
A pretty basic Lagunitas. Great color, but falls short a bit. Nice hoppy background, just seems to be missing something. Aroma and taste have notes of honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1931) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
355ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Lacing. Pine, citrus, fudge, and sweet malts. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (1925) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a clear classic golden color with a short white head. Not much head formed due to how carefully the beer was poured by the bartender. The bouquet might be the best of any beer Ive ever had. Fresh grapefruit right up front with some underlying cannabis. Just a wonderful aroma. Mouthfeel is full, wet, and a bit oily. Carbonation bites just a bit on the finish. The flavor is magnificent. Grapefruit! A lot more pine in the flavor than appeared in the bouquet. Just enough rye in this beer to set all the flavors and aromas off in a more vibrant fashion. A remarkably well-engineered brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish color. Aroma and taste are orange, pine resin, and hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
[keg, the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Slightly hazy golden pour, thin white head. I get a lot of rye on the nose initially, which leads into a piney resonance on the aroma. Tastewise, follows along the same lines. Earthy, peppery at first, before the lions share of the flavour is sweeter, piney and caramel malt [30082014]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1890) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Lagunitas Sucks (32-oz. bottle) has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-gold appearance, a few stray bubbles, and a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of standardized, piney hop resin, and a touch of white bread. Taste is the same, with noticeable, but not harsh, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Lagunitas Sucks finishes semi-dry and fairly drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle as Lagunitas sucks holiday ale. ABV 7,7. Pours golden with small white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, pine, citrus, caramel, berries, rotten fruits. Taste is bitter with some sweetness, malty, hay, Medium body. Long bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Purchased at Armanettis in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on Thanksgiving night while tending to a sick fiance. Im not a huge Lagunitas fan so when the opportunity to drink a beer called Lagunitas Sucks came around, I figured itd be a worthy try. And Im glad I did. Appearance a clear slightly dark gold with a thin white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of honey, spicy hops, slight bready malt, has a nice smell. Taste is also pretty damn good, nice spice/hop mix with a malty crispness, honey gives it a nice sweetness, and it all comes together nicely. Citrusy hops and honey mix together nicely. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
I love that this is in a ghetto style 40. Lots of hop flavor and plenty bitter, without being overly aggressive. One of the best Ive had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. 4.25 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left. 4.0 S: The grains mesh to make something quite pleasant - earthy spiciness from the rye, grainy barley, oaty oats, and mild neutral wheat. Seems like theres a lot of rye comparatively, you could comfortably call this a rye brew. Big orange citrusy hops, floral, and spice. Big and powerful. Pretty good. 4.0 T: Tastes like it smells. Tons of earthy spiciness, spicy hops, caramel malts. Again lots of floral and orangy hops. Mild-moderate bitterness. Again, big rye component, which I really enjoy. 3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth. 4.0 D: Really nice beer. I can see why so many enjoy it. ★ 815 characters DavoleBomb, Jun 13, 2015

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