Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all the world’s would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre on the Brewery Party Grounds and also in joyous celebration of our 20-day suspension that following January. Do the crime. Do the time. Get the bragging rights. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma is of sweet hops, citrus, caramel, malt, and pine. Taste is of sweet and oily hops, caramel, acidic citrus, and pine. Has a nice caramel malt backbone that evens out the beer quite nicely. Lingering piney taste. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. An easy drinker. Finish is all sticky hops and citrus. A bitter, yet enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
12 oz bottle from Beverages4less in Santee. Copper with a light, off white head. Nose is sweet and stinky hops. Bit of funk and grapefruit. Taste is sharp and sweet. More of the nose. Definitely a cousin or step-brother of Hop Stoopid. Therefore, I liked it a bunch. Long lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
Appearance: Pours a ruby/amber with much clarity. Sitting atop is a 1 inch tall dense, foamy head. Aroma: Piney and grapefuit-like hops blast your nose as soon as you crack the bottle open. Upon further review, I found some perfume mixed in with the grapefruit and pine. Taste: Malty sweetness perfectly mixed with juicy, citrusy hops. The beer ends with some more sweetness, then some bitter hops that linger well past the sip. Mouthfeel: Creamy, juicy and sticky. Overall: This is a well made beer, with a high level of hops, that in my opinion, didn’t make it overdone. Another creation by Lagunitas that doesn’t necessarily fit a beer style or category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston. Pours an average amber with a lifeless body. Aroma is grapefruit, hops, and a touch of tangerine. Flavor is an initial rush of grapefruit and hops, but it tapers off into a floral copper taste. Average mouthfeel. If not for the tapering of taste, it would rock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a off-white creamy head and a hazed penny colored body. Aroma is quite nice with orange, brown sugar, hops and alcohol. Taste is hoppy with notes of orange, strong alcohol and over all very one dimensional. Probably needs a couple months to settle down. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle from Binny’s South Loop. Pours a filtered/clear amber with sticky head. Nose is a whole lot of citrus and some resin, coupled with some light caramel notes. Alcohol comes out somewhat on the taste, but mostly hops coming through. Bitter and resiny hops, pine. Some caramel, though it’s used well here. Finish is dry. Bitterness is pretty aggressive. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber with a thick 2 finger light tan head and leaves spotty lacing. The nose is caramel and citrus hops. The taste is caramel, floral hops, and ripe citrus with some faint resin in the finish. Medium bodied. The ABV is fairly well hidden. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
bottle, dark amber with large foam and tons of lace, aroma is malty hops, flavors of grapefruit, caramelized sugar, finish is bitter sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
Amber pour, off white head. Caramel malt, spicy hops, and citrus make up the nose. Flavor is an odd malt taste with some muted hops. Something doesn’t sit right with this beer. It is almost really good then almost not so good. Enigma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours a bright, clear copper color with a 1 finger, frothy, off-white head. Lots of citrus and spice aroma with a rich caramel malt background. Very bright citrus flavor and rich malt, with notes of clover honey, apple cider, orange zest and spice. Sticky medium body with moderate carbonation.

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