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RATINGS: 1426   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
bottle, dark amber with large foam and tons of lace, aroma is malty hops, flavors of grapefruit, caramelized sugar, finish is bitter sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
Amber pour, off white head. Caramel malt, spicy hops, and citrus make up the nose. Flavor is an odd malt taste with some muted hops. Something doesn’t sit right with this beer. It is almost really good then almost not so good. Enigma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours a bright, clear copper color with a 1 finger, frothy, off-white head. Lots of citrus and spice aroma with a rich caramel malt background. Very bright citrus flavor and rich malt, with notes of clover honey, apple cider, orange zest and spice. Sticky medium body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - APR 11, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large off-white head that dissipates slowly. A good amount of lacing. AROMA: Floral citrus (lemon, orange), pine and caramel. FLAVOR: Similar to aroma. Citrus, pine and caramel malt. As the beer warms up I get some earthy flavors too. A tad more bitter than sweet. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied beer with. Soft carbonation. Relatively dry finish. DRINKABILITY: Very easy drinking beer. I hardly taste any alcohol at all in this 9% beer. If I were to rate this against a pale ale or IPA, I would say this is very good. It seems a bit simple and mild for an Imperial IPA. NOTES: BBCSD-0903-Sean

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (642) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours a great orange red, clear with nice white head and lots of lacing. Good hop mix with some nice roasty malt aromas. Good taste very balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours a clear glowing dark amber with a medium thick sudsy off-white foamy head and nice lacing. Resiny green piney hop aroma overtop rich glassy caramel, touch of peach and grapefruit. First taste is peachy and sweet, a bit floral, followed by metallic bitterness and grapefruit. The sweetness, faint caramel, play oddly off of the strong bitterness, a bit phenolic, green bananas, bubble-gum. Medium body, sticky, larger but still soft carbonation bubbles. Quite drinkable for being 9.3%, however, the flavor aren’t anything to really get excited about.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for grabbing me one of these. Pours a dark chestnut brown with next to no carbonation. A straight pour down the center results in no greater than 1/4 finger of head. Pretty dismal for a beer that I know is damn hoppy. Aroma is of dank citrusy/piney American hops and a teeny bit of crystal malt. Taste is pure dank heavy high alpha acid American hops backed by the residual sweetness of a solid amber ale with plenty of crystal malt thrown in. Quite quite tasty, and I’m no hop head. This was pretty reminiscent of Oskar Blues Gordon for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very nice amber with off-white head. Aroma of strong malt, fruit, caramel, alcohol. Flavor was very much the same, strong flavor of malt and some fruit, hides alcohol well but the heat was present. Mouth feel is full body with medium carbonation. Overall, this was a very enjoyable beer, strong and nicely balanced....would like again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper with a small white head that diminshes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a piney hops with grapefruit and floral. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is a more mild malt than the aroma suggests. Hides the alcohol well, with a smooth finish. A very good American Strong ale from Lagunitas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle, "12 fluid oz’s ...of hops, malt, hops, hops, yeast, hops, water, and hops." Pours an orangey-copper with a very small head. Aroma of malty sweetness with some leafy hops. Flavor is rich and sweet on the tip of the tongue with citrusy/floral hops on the back. Finishes medium-dry with a defined but comfortable bitterness. Body’s pretty normal. Good stuff.


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