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RATINGS: 1398   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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Thnaks to richlikebeer for sharing! Great American Ale! Clear dark amber/brown color with thin head. Aroma of hops, malts, alcohol. Tastes of hops, caramel, citrus.. .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Amber pour. My first Lagunitas and didn’t know what to expect. This was a way pleasant surprise. Sweet malts on the front end with a welcome hop punch in the finish. Awesome ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
A very nice brew, the Shut-Down pours a dark and muddy brown. The head is medium and off white. Tons of hops in the aroma and plenty of caramel malt as well. The flavor is a great mix of those two tastes as well. The moutfheel is really nice--thick, but not syrupy. Very filling and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2006
amber color and huge off-white head. Huge citrus hop aroma. Flavor is really sweet and caramelly and a little citrusy. A pretty standard ASA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2006
22 oz bottle shared with several Quebecois and one other drunk American at tiggmtl’s going away party in Montreal, from a New Belgium glass. Clear amber with just a bit of dying head....hoppy-caramel aroma offers faint whiffs of bitter orange, light fruits of other varieties, but really just doesn’t interest or make an impression....thick, juicy caramel on the tongue almost destroys the hoppy character though some dry twiggy notes creep up towards the finish....fairly thing and lifeless mouthfeel, especially for something so strong and (presumably) fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Piney and iced tea laden nose with some astringent qualities. Grassy, almost haylike qualities and a full mouthfeel. yeaty finish that lingers far too long.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2006
deep mahogony pour w/ a full thick well laced tan head. nice full well coated palate. Aroma is an odd hop front over a lightly carmel body some piney notes hints of lemon skin and a bit of alcohol. Very nice full flavor a lightly dry flavor lots of sweet carmels w/ a good hopping some oranges lots of carmels. A very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2006
bottle. Lagunitas is another one of those brewers that makes some real winners and some just so-so beers. Seeing this is a strong ale, I think that sometimes they use hops very well, sometimes not so well. Not knowing what to expect, I pour an amber colored brew with a very tall, thick white head. The aroma is very nice, but not as over-the-top as CA brewers (Lagunitas included) can be. Nevertheless, there is bright pine, sticky caramel, some lemon zest, a little mary jane. Good balance in the scent. The body is pleasingly sticky. Good level of sweetness, it is very thick and sugary without being cloying in the slightest. Hops come out mostly in a blast of acidity that lingers, but doesn’t do much more than add a non-descript spiciness and accentuate the thick malts. There isn’t a remarkable level of definition and depth hop-wise, it’s subtly complex, but huge in acidity.It’s hard to tell where the malts stop and hops begin. Certainly big enough to tip a hat to the West Coast. I like it. Alcohol is 90% hidden, no burn, just a slight taste of clean vodka buried somewhere in the wash of caramel and grains. I was very pleased with this ; chalk another one up under "solid beer" for Lagunitas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
22oz bottle. Pours deep copper color. Fast dissipating, white bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor quite bitter, with a nice hop kick. Hints of spice, orange, caramel, and malt. As it warmed the hops and caramel was more evident. Full bodied, sticky texture. Medium to full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Delicious hop belnded aroma, smooth like citrus cream, sweet grapefruit. Beautiful full deep amber with beige tight/swiss head. Hugely bitter with the most hophodead satisfaction I’ve felt in a long time. malty and sweet too, a bready, raisin fruity support a multi-hop deligight. Crisp, refreshing, and notably strong but with complexity and flavor to support it. Very nice, maybe a little too strong, the palate gets a bit numbing.


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