Thursday, November 27, 2014

Beer Review - Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale.

Lagunitas Brewing Company - Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale

Beer Type: American Double/Imperial IPA - 7.85% ABV

Appearance: Squat 12 oz. brown bottle with the "classic" white label and some text (plus a big red splotch on it). Beer poured a clear straw/yellow-orange color with just a trace of head.    

Smell: Fruit up front with a bit of citrus and tart apple followed by a bit of dank hops and a little malt.       

First Drink: Hops to the front! Quickly followed by flavors of grapefruit and oranges plus sweet malty goodness. Tasty!

Mouthfeel: Nice crisp medium body with just the right amount of carbonation.   

Last Drink: Plenty of smooth malt flavor rides out the hops and leaves a pleasant bitter finish that doesn't last too long.      

Drinkability: If you dig hoppy beers you are going to like this for sure. Not the best I have had but damn far from the worst.       

Notes: Took me a long time to find this beer here in Michigan! Super bummer. Glad I got to taste some and I hope they make this all the time!    

Verdict: 4.25 out of 5. Great balance of hops and sweetness make this one to recommend.

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