RATINGS: 1613   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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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a pale golden yellow with a full firm white head. Great nose, light but full, hops, citrus, dry grass, pine. A surprisingly light taste that is loaded with all the IPA staples. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
32 oz bottle. Golden colour with nice white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is bitter pine up front, followed by a citrus burst, finish is sweet and bitter, medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bright gold with dirty sea-foam colored head 5mm thick, fades slowly, medium-fine. Guava, passion fruit, floral, sweet hay, Body is medium, oily, slightly gritty, carbonation is light and smooth blanket. Flavor is lemon, gauva, lightly sweet mixed citrus juice, touch of leafy deciduous forest. This is delicious!!! It should absolutely be labeled as an IPA though.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours a clear light gold with a modest head and great lacing. Aroma is amazing - pine & citrus, very pungent. Sweet, lightly spicy flavour gives way to enormous hop punch towards the end, with a lingering hop finish. Light pine, very present bitter orange - chinotto, perhaps. Moderate body with good carbonation. What a treat!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..golden hue with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,caramel,florals..tastes of mango,apricot,caramel,pine..nice finish..more of a DIPA than a strong ale but excellent nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is cerealy and malty with bread and zesty citrus too. Taste is sweet and bitter. Body is nice and oily with quite prickly carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Aromas of orange zest, apricot and hops. Incredibly light on the palate, offering a blast of intense stone fruit and citrus, bready yeast complexity, and a finish of well-balanced, spicy hops that linger long and cover the ABV well. Sessionable, with a never ending finish. They should probably just keep making this one....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (997) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle Orange, white head Aroma of mandarin almondy Taste sweet bitter, mandarin. Alcoholic

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (991) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2015
Draught. Pours clear orange with a mostly fading off white head. Aroma of orange, resinous pine, floral, lemon, perfumey. Taste is of pine, lemon, blood orange, grapefruit. Long bitter finish. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Lovely stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium gold with a fluffy one finger white head. Really great head retention and awesome lacing leaving a nearly unbroken wall down the side of the glass. Aroma is full of tropical fruit as is typical with Lagunitas. Lots of pineapple, tangerine, and mango with just a hint of bready malt and alcohol underneath. Not extremely complex but the citrus is very mouth watering. A very juicy tropical fruit character on the taste that carries for a very long time. Tons of tangerine, mango, orange, and pineapple all backed up by a little bit of alcohol and bread. Bitterness is fairly mild for a double IPA and is just enough to balance out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is really perfect without any of the residual sugar all too often found in this style. Overall, a really amazing IIPA. Extremely drinkable it feels more like 5% abv. Love the tropical, almost minty, hop character and the moderate bitterness. Definitely one to stock up on this time of year and one of the best from Lagunitas.


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