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RATINGS: 1420   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2006
22oz bottle pours copper and fairly clear with not much of a tan head that didn’t stay too long. Aromas of grapefruit hops and light caramel malt. Flavor is a very smooth blend of caramel malt and bitter grapefruit hops. Flavor is won over though by the malts. Some roasty notes there as well. Palate is smooth and quite drinkable for a big brew. No sign of the alchohol in this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
On tap @ O’Briens: Appeared as a dirty brown with amber tint. Head was a thin layer of film that died with the quickness. Aroma was weak with only minor notes of caramel and malt. The drink was lively carbonated and held a strong malt backbone while allowing the hops to bite. Another strong ale winner from Lagunitas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11532) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Ambery copper color. Little head, but a tendency towards minor lacing. Smells like sour grapefruit mixed with pine. That’s really a good smell. There’s an underlying malty sweetness, but the hops cover that quickly. Smooth, with medium body. Just delightful on the tongue. The hops persist from palate to esophagus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Trying from a bomber again. Classic American strong ale character, lots of grapefruit hops with some nuts. I pretty much agree with my previous tasting rating, it folllows. Noogfest 2006. Poured a medium copper color. The aroma was grapefruit with toast and almonds. The taste was grapefruit and toast. There was a burnt character to the finish. Good, but far from the best I have had from Lagunitas.

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 (3145) - 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 (2638) - 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.


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