RATINGS: 1635   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Pours a clear, but lightly hazy orange. Thin white head. Aroma is very floral and citrus filled. Flavor offers a nice balance. As much as they do suck, this is a nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Thios is a great beer! There is just the right balance to give it an even body. Malt white fruits, pineaple on the tongue. Finishes crisp, sharp and cleanly bitter at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1078) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, bitter finish. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (1075) - MOROCCO - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a deep golden with a nice fluffy head. Wonderful aromas of grapefruit, pine, and more citrus. Complex with a great balance of sweet and some bitterness. What a great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1075) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Guess I hadnt rated this yet. Clear golden with a big, sticky head. The aroma is full on passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange, citrus zest, resin, and floral hops. There is also some slightly earthy malt, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is a little more malt forward, with a lot of residual fruity flavors. This stuff is fantastic, boy do they suck.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Big 32 ounce bottle from chuckaduck, thanks man! Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops Flavor is great balance of sweet malts and resinous hops. Tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (1073) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Very clear amber colored pour, lots of bubbles, durable head. The looks remind me of Sierra Nevada Celebration, and thats a very good start. The smell was highly potent out of the glass at an arms length. Very citric hops with a touch of pear, and the intensity is great. I could just smell this beer for a while. The taste another hop assault, as the grapefruit, tangerine, and bitter orange flavors just hit all at once. The malt is not much of a presence here except providing some sticky sweetness. Medium dense and creamy feeling in the mouth. This was a very well crafted DIPA. There is of course no substitute for Brown Shugga, but I hope they keep this one around too. Otherwise they would really suck :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (1069) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a medium creamy white head. Aroma has notes of citrus, bitter hops, malt and pine. Has a sweet citrus, malt flavor with hops and a strong, bitter, resinous finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
hazy pale yellow with a bit of an orange hue. Very hoppy, double-IPA type palate with a piney, resin and citrus peel aroma. Fairly lingering finish of pine. resinous, oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (1068) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 Pours a clear amber with a brief head with continual lacing. The aroma is huge on hops, mostly pine notes, but some floral qualities, too. The flavor is great. Hoppy and bitter through and through, but a rich malt in the background and some caramel and molasses. This is one of the best brews Ive had form Lagunitas.


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