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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle pour..golden amber color..nose is solid with pungent citrus..bursting grapefruit..taste has got the citrus from nose with an ample sweet side..held in check by proper bitterness..in all a tasty offering with that usual lagunitas profile..tasty high octane stuff..

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (266) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft. Pours deep burgundy in color with thin white head that dissipates. Medium carbonation over malty hop aroma. A malty caramel flavor that's nice and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcamp99 (68) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Shut down is right. End the night with this one. Very balanced and drinkable but packs a wallop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Clean, dark copper color. Aromatic hops waft from the glass as soon as I start pouring - grapefruit, pine and herbs(not herb.) Strong alcohol and bitter flavors, with a little sweet caramel malt. A very slight higher alcohol off-flavor, paint thinner? Drink it fresh for a DIPA effect, but I bet it would age beautifully for years.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (167) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a clear medium amber with a slight dark ruby cast. An exceptional head that retains excellently with massive lacing. This is how a beer should look. The nose is a blend of sweet tropical hops over a slight grapefruit coupled with a sweet caramel background. Almost full bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Slightly below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice, complex and fairly well balanced. It begins with the tropical and grapefruit hops of the nose which flows into a pleasant tasty bitterness. The bitterness fades into the background hop and caramel sweetness. The finish is smooth and a slight medicinal alcoholic bite lingers. The medicinal finish is the only flaw with this well crafted exceptional ale, but at 9.7% alcohol it is minimal. Excellent job Lagunitas!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma of fruit, hops and a hint of acetone. Copper coloured with a short lasting head, a bitter taste with dried fruit and sour mash. A mildly phenolic palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear orange color, small white head. Strong floral hops aroma. Medium body bitter hops flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4529) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
light sweet malty alcoholic aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, light alcoholic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Potsdam NY, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a nice orange-light tan head. Aroma: Quite pungent, lots of dank and cat pee, some tropical fruits and grapefruit hints, almost a meaty/smoky quality?, slightly metallic, peppery, big, not entirely cohesive. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full carbonation. Flav.: Dank, resinous, meaty/smoky/savoury, harsh evergreen, very peppery, minimal malt character; dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, thick, boozy, hoppy finish.

Doesn’t quite do it for me. Big, severe, boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at George Street Pub, Chicago. It’s been a while since I’ve had an American strong, and that’s my bad. Particular Lagunitas yeast and hops character (like Lagunitas IPA), but with an almost syrupy prune undercurrent. Winey, barley winish texture. Finish is long, starting with the hops citrus and getting darker and drier, with the alcohol barely apparent. Citrus on the nose over warm cherry, golden raisin, and some crackery malts. Really solid.


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