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RATINGS: 1416   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Pour is clear golden amber with a nice dense off white head that left great lacing...smell is strongly hoppy with lots of pine and grapefruit...taste is very subdued...some nice hoppy bitterness throughout...seems a tad bit thin, but perhaps that is because everything is in balance...good...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Poured a clear golden amber color with a thin off-white head. Nice citrus and pine aroma riding on top of sweet caramel malt. The flavor starts out malty and from the middle on goes to hops. Moderately bitter finish as it drys out. Nice and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Updated 666: Now I have a few bottles of my own. I really like this beer. Very well balanced: tasty hoppiness w/ a nice malt background. Attention Lagunitas: Please continue to produce it Thanks to beerguy101 for bringing this to Noogfest II Pours a golden brown color, hoppy aroma, frothy white head. The flavor is sweet & citric up front, hoppy on the finish, but not in an IPA sort of way. Different but good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours a clear copper body with an ok head. Big hoppy aroma with som slight caramel malt. The bitterness lingers for a while after the swallow. Not a bad beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
A dark amber appearance. The flavor is quite sweet but bitter all the same. A definite strong citrus presence with a big caramel background. Man my fest notes are generic...Anyways it was good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Very hoppy and bitter, yet has a nice mellow-ness to it. slight malt characteristic that rounds everything out. carmel, hops, citrus, pine, and some perfume in aroma and flavor. very decent. thanks to mitch, i was pumped to gett to have this brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This beer rocks, but I’m not surprised. Aroma is very hoppy and citrusy. Flavor is smooth grapefruit, hops are not too bitter, just right. Very easy drinking for such a big beer. I liked this a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On tap at Brouwer’s, labled as Undercover Shutdown Pale Ale. Dark amber with caramel head. Light hoppy aroma.Very malty with a nice hop bite. Very hoppy at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Pours with pellucid mahogany body over a pillowy head leaving a clinging, thickly braided lacing; sweet and sprucy hop nose with a grapefruit rind note; toasty, toffee and bready maltiness giving way to a tangy, snappy and acidic hoppiness; moderate-chewy body and lingering, tasty Amarillo-type bitter and fairly balanced finish; quite tasty and on par with most other LBC offerings. These guys rock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 (1/9/07, bottle) Crystal clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pine. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/pine, some peach. Medium body, some resin. Exact same rating as before, without remembering how I’d rated it. (7/3/8/3/15)

(Noogfest2, bottle) Crystal clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, pine caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, tobacco. Quite bitter. Medium-full body, some acidity. (7/3/8/3/15)


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