Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale is the brewery's holiday "Cereal Medley' of barley, rye, wheat, and oats, a holiday warmer that's 7.85% ABV. Technically an American Double/Imperial IPA, Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale is so named because the brewery "sucks for not making its other holiday ale, BrownShugga' Ale." This beer pours out a clear, bright, golden color with an inch high white head that leaves patches of lace behind. The nose of this yuletide ale is a mix of pine resin and tropical fruit aroma, with undertones of caramel malts and mint, and some hints of alcohol. Sucks Holiday Ale tastes of piney hops, then mango, grapefruit and pineapple citrusy hops; you'll note the 63.25 IBU's, but caramel malts keep the bitterness well balanced. The mouthfeel is a medium body with moderate carbonation, and a piney hop finish. An easily drinkable DIPA, Sucks Holiday Ale pairs well with barbecue dinners, peppery and sharp cheeses, game, grilled meat or salmon.