RATINGS: 1648   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 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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4.2
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 Fuck my old rating because this thing is seriously awesome so much juicy floral and citrus hop character throughout. Mmmmmmmmm could drink it all day.

2.7
Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a golden yellow color that has a sparkle to it. Aroma is distinctly floral along with its taste. Notes of grass, herbs, and high amounts of malt are tasted in this beer. A decent IPA that was complex and made with quality.

3.8
60minuteman (1685) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. A slightly hazy golden yellow/orange lots of lace. Wheat, citrus and resin hop, detecting some pine, sap like the woods. I’ve had this a bunch now recently, not sure what it is but I’m losing interest in it, still enjoy it but I think it’s a predictable, however well done, brew.

4.5
BeerdedDave (1685) - Beckley, USA - JAN 20, 2014
amber color; citrusy, bready aroma; lots of citrusy, grassy hops up front with an underlying bready malt base, and a dry, bitter finish; a really great beer

4.1
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Nose- grapefruit, pine, resin. Taste- citrus, piney, slight spicy tongue tingle. Very good IPA.

4
bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft at the Dig Pub Cedar Park TX. Pours bright gold and a little hazy with a leggy white head. Nose is aromatic piney hops. Taste is the same and along the lines of a Pliny the Elder-smooth, just a bit sweet, and tingly nose. Body is full and slightly sticky. Alcohol is well hidden but slightly noticeable. Sweet beer.

4.2
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours a golden honey color, with a smallish head. A hop bomb this one is! Super-smooth for what must be the polar opposite of Brown Shugga. Like a slightly heaver and hoppier version of their standard IPA. Supremely drinkable, and delicious. Very impressed, and I’ll take this over Brown Shugga any day of the week.

4.4
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a nice transparent gold with very little head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus, oranges and pineapples mostly, with subtle hoppy hints. Taste is almost reverse, with upfront bitterness that fades into a floral sweetness. Very very nice beer.

4
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at beerfest Sacramento. Color is copper. Taste is slightly hoppy with a bitter. Really nice finish

4.5
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Update – Draft at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy gold with frothy white head and abundant lacing. Nose of apricot, peaches, mango, grapefruit, pineapple. Delicious apricot, tropical fruit, citrus flavor. A little hint of booze on the finish and a little rye spice and cheddar as well. I could drink this all day. Original - 1/23/13 - 8/4/8/4/15 Draft at Capones. Poured a clean golden orange with thin off-white head and ring lacing. Aroma is pineapple, citrus, some light caramel. Taste is big time grape flavor, some pineapple, citrus, mild onion. This is a really good ipa but I remember a better version last year - less boozy, more onion.


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