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RATINGS: 1616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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3.9
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle: clear yellow colour, nice big head. Aroma is dominated of lots of citrus, orange, sweeet maltynes, and flowers. Flavors had a dominas of sweet malts, orange , citrus, dry bitternes, medium body, medium fruity/ flowery finsh! Well done!!

3.9
wchesser (2163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Slightly cloudy hay colored with minimal head. Almost looks like a light wheat beer...similarities stop there. Nice citrus floral hop and earthy malt nose. Full bodied palate and very well balanced IPA. Just a touch of the rye. Delicious.

4.1
mcox90 (2161) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden hue with a 2 finger off white head. Good retention and lots of sticky lace. Sinus clearing citrus hop aroma featuring grapefruit. Lots of pine resin as well. Bitter/sweet flavors with the hop bitterness perfectly balanced with malty sweetness. Full bodied with resinous tongue coating. Bitter, lingering finish.

3.6
wombat23 (2149) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale gold with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste: hoppiness is more subtle here than in the aroma. Hops nicely balanced by the malts. Good.

3.9
SG111 (2146) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Clear golden color, big frothy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, resin, biscuit malt. Flavor is tropical fruit, pineapple and mango. Lots of biscuit malt, and a whole bunch of other malt character I can?t quite describe (rye maybe). Hoppy finish. Really good.

3.6
Foxbush (2143) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
This will be my 700th. Another milestone in beer tasting. This is an interesting ale. The ale poured a clear gold with a frothy head and major lacing. The grapefruit flavors was signifcant. This is a mouthful of citrus. The medium body finishs with a bitter aftertaste. This is a great ale, what a surprise.

3.9
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Courtesy of craftycarl21. A clear golden pour yields a frothy white head with decent retention. Excellent hop character! Citrusy herbals, nectar fruits, fruit cocktail, and a hint of resin lead to a subtle caramel malt profile. Juicy citrusy resinous finish. Medium body with great carbonation. This beer is surprisingly great!

3.7
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
For a screw up situation they made an excellent beer here. I love a winter beer that does not have a lot ofg the holidy spices but heavy warmth and this is one of those.

4.1
Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Draft. Pours a clear yellow orange with white head and nice lacing. Smell slaps you up side the head. Huge grapefruity citrus, resin and pine all packed in. Taste is not quite a powerful and in your face, but really nice. Really quite oily, almost like hop oil. More grapefruit and resin and so easily drinkable and fresh feeling. This certainly is one of those rare over 4 IPAs for me. Just nasty good.


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