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RATINGS: 1547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (610) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2013
Orange color, aroma of citrus, orange, and malt. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, oranges, and pine. Light malt adds sweetness and body. Alcohol comes out towards the end. Warming, medium body. Hoppy, sweet, and warming. Feels strong.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (89) - - MAY 25, 2016
Pretty good, not an IPA like I usually have but a "strong ale" which was dark and strong. Had a good initial taste with no heavy aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
larry3 (8) - Exeter, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
One of my favorite beers and wish it was available year round. The flavor is first bitter ( like a good IPA) then smooth and a nice pour with a good head. The taste is so smooth you cannot have just one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Poured into wet snifter, heavy and mean yet smoooooove and delightful. It’s got the booze and you can taste it, but it’s still smooooooove amazingly. I’d like some more, thank you.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skiatd1 (22) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma- bitter dark ale/ strong ale Appearance- clear red/brown Taste- bitter malty delicious. Complex bitter but balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (345) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
Flaska på En Trappa Upp, premiär på Pitchers ölhak, Örebro. Klar mörk bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. En udda, syrlig doft som är svårplacerad. Lite överkokt grönsakskompott och ättika. Medelstor kropp. Ganska stor klibbig beska. Granskott, kåda, kola, kakdeg. Inte alls vad jag förväntade mig. Ruskigt svårplacerad. Känns inte särskilt typiskt för Lagunitas, särskilt inte i den här tyngden. Lite för lätt, och lite för lite!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2016
From 12oz bottle, purchased single at Trader Joe’s for about $1.50, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus, grass, floral,

Appearance: orange, hazy, tan foam, frothy,

Taste: very bitter, light sweetness,

Palate: medium to full body, sticky, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

Overall: A nice bitter ale. Great aroma with what smells like American hops with citrus and piney aromas. Nice body and head. Very delicious. I’d never guess that it was 9%. Very smooth. Only a slight (very slight) hint of alcohol on the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2016
Best beer I’ve had in a month. Wow. Clear copper pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of fruits and brown sugar without being sugary. Cherries. Hint of caramel. Sweet but not too much. Transparent with nothing overpowering anything else. So very good. Alcohol well hidden. Absolutely delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (239) - - APR 19, 2016
Pours clear reddish orange. Aroma of tropical fruits and some grapefruit. Really interesting and unique taste with mix of fruits but strong grapefruit. Strange aftertaste though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Aroma: sweet, fruit, cherries. Appearance: perfect ale. Taste: fruity, boozy but smooth. Palate: borderline creamy. Overall: Lagunitas impresses me most everytime. So good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (220) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2016
Smells mostly of cherries with some malts and hints of caramel. Nice copper color. Taste of candy carries and dry fruit. Malty backbone with slight booze flavor. Nice sweet creamy finish. Med body with light carbonation. Quite a delightful strong fruit beer, nice work.


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