RATINGS: 1628   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 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1617) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
On tap at fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Not huge in hops but really fresh and complex. Like a really hopped pilsner. golden look, very slightly cloudy with not much head

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Intense floral and hoppy aroma that dissipates quickly. Silky mouthfeel. I wish the taste was as good as the initial aroma. Then this would be fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear orange, white head. Smells piney, resinous, Tastes very tropical, resinous, pineapple, bitter finish. Soooo tasty! This is a really delicious ipa!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at Pinnochios. Bright orange color, good head. American Strong Ale? Should be a DIPA....The hops invite the nose to drink immediately... Lots of citrus, and pine, pineapple... Taste follows the nose. Lots of citrus hops, fruity, piney....but well balanced. Easy to drink, medium carbonation... Overall: Cant wait to get some more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1604) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (1599) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear bright orange color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is hop driven. The taste is hops and tropical fruit. An outstanding beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1593) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Attractive rustic orange pour w/ a good white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is robust w/ hops w/ some piney notes really standing out. The initial taste is quite nice full of slightly sweet & citrusy hops but the finish is quite bitter & dry. The rye kind of takes away from the flavor & makes it just a tad harsh in the end. It does have a nice mouthfeel - light & hides the 8% well. Very solid beer overall!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottled. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Big hoppy aroma, earthy, grapefruit. Very resinous, grapefruit flavored IPA in its most classic form. Finishes a little oily and a touch astringent. Terrific IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1587) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Thanks to Cletus for the hook up. Near orange pour with a small white head, very clear. Fruit forward hop aroma with a nice malt background showing up. You know, this isnt quite the tropical fruit hop bomb Ive been loving lately, but it still has a bunch of great citrus going on as well as a almost appley fruit zest going on. I guess thats not quite it, because I usually hate the dreaded green apple, but this is more of a sweet red. Certainly interesting. This beer had a ton of hop character yet the bitterness is nearly non existent. Yeah yeah, another crappy review I shouldnt write, but this deserved a score.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1582) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is thick with citrus and floral hops. Also some light pine notes. Flavor is also loaded with citrus and floral notes. A light sweet malt backbone present as well. There are so many good IPAs out these days. This is a great one as well and at a very competitive price. Solid beer. This bottle tastes slightly past prime but still very good and very worth trying.


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