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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Damn nice beer. Straddles the line between IPA and Barleywine and does it well. I will definitely buy more of this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAY 28, 2007
Gorgeous the color of true amber... pours with a big fluffy tan head. The big piney resiny hop aroma jumps out along with the head... sure as the beer warms some alcohol peeks thru Another Imperial Red like... or light American Barleywine? Very well made beer... as the truck load of hop bitterness and flavor (resiny, citrus) runs the taste buds over... a good size malt note follows up to provide succor with caramel, toast to be beat up by the alcohol warmth and raked over the lingering dryness I am torn... Right now this beer is unapologetically out of balance and interesting in its own way ... some age may help tame the resiny hops and meld a little. So do what I did, get 2 bottles taste one now and age the other Cheers to Lagunitas for an interesting beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle (sneak release) poured amber in color with a tiny off white head. Aroma was caramel and alcohol with a small amount of citrus hop coming though. Taste was bitter yet faded quickly to a ton of malt and alcohol. Hopefully this will get better with some age, but right now it’s way out of balance even for a strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
22oz bomber-aroma of hops and citrus on a medium amber body with a nice off white head. Taste of hops, citrus, and a nice hop ending. A darn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Nice amber pour with a good sized off-white head that laces well. Slightly acidic aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Very hoppy, bitter flavor with a good balance of some sweet caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Interesting beer. Pours clear mahogany with a decent, but short-lived head. Floral, hoppy aroma with pine and nuts. Leads you to believe this will be more on the Imperial Red side. Its not. Lots of malt and caramel, with some woodiness. The hops are there, but very tempered, almost run over by the malt. In the end, this is still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bomber from Pacific Liquor. Pretty tasty, though nothing really unique or stellar. Reminded me of an Arrogant Bastard, just not as fresh. The alcohol is well tucked away with a noticeable malt profile that finishes with a clean hop burst. Pretty standard fare, but not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
Bouteille, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur ambrée foncée et transparente. Nez de houblon résineux et citrique, fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger d’abricots), malté de caramel toffee sucré avec des notes d’alcool doux, de pain et de thé glacé. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse et résineuse. Assez amer de houblon résineux, citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes terreuses (qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un goût fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger d’abricots, notes de pêche) et de faibles notes boisées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré, léger de toffee rôti et de pain parallèlement à un moyen-léger goût d’alcool (légèrement réchauffant) puis en finale, l’on assiste à un léger de regain d’amertume de houblon plus citrique, asséchant et légèrement herbeux. Post-goût long et moyennement sec, amer de houblon résineux, citrique, herbeux et aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût d’alcool et des notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes) et boisées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3558) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a deep ruby red with a nice fluffy white head that left good lacing. Nose of pine hops and fruits. Smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Flavor of hops, caramel, fruit, and there was a nice bitter finish. Alcohol is present, but is not obtrusive. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle . Poured deep brown red with a large white head. Much lacing. Hoppy, piney aroma. Full mouthed flavour with much hoppiness, slight malt with no taste of alcohol. This is amazingly smooth. Finish lasts forever, is felt all throughout the mouth.

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