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RATINGS: 1482   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 worldís would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrickís 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!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (277) - - MAR 28, 2014
When I hear strong ale I donít normally know what to expect. But when I hear lagunitas i usually expect greatness. This is a very good beer. Itís not just crazy hops like a lot of lagunitas beers, itís smooth and creamy and hoppy as hell. Itís a great beer, and probably my favorite strong ale to date.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (276) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a honey amber color with a nice off white head. This is a very pretty beer. Aroma is fruity hops, and some toffee. The taste is big malty caramel, with a nice hop presence, slight sweet and some what boozy. Good beer with a hop taste but not overly bitter.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
White head with hoppy aroma. smells like itís gonna be hoppy. yup. it is. oh. donít stop.yes. love it. Itís got some bitter-sour feel to it. Looks like ale. Tastes like white-ale. Tang and herbs. I know, i know, sounds contradictory but it screams cirtus with herby tint. Itís damn good. drink it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (273) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a good finger thick head. Sweet tropical fruits and pine dominate the aroma. Taste is nicely balanced; sweet caramel malt and plenty of hops with just a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very well balnced at nearly 10%. Another knockout from Lagunitas. Canít wait to see everyone @ the Chicago laocation!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pretty good, sweet and hoppy aroma. Pours a dark reddish. Flavor was a little too sweet and syrupy, but still nice and enjoyable. Pretty thick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2007
22 oz bottle...dark amber color with a big rocky head...good hop and malt balance in the aroma...head is hangin in there longer than expected with awesome lacing...bitter taste with with sweet caramel, malt finish....great mouthfeel and lacing is still there after 5 minutes.....I realy like this one (maybe a little more than Maximus)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle to tulip: Pours a clear copper with swelling off-white head. Retention is rather brief. Good lacing though. By the nose, I would assume this was an imperial red... rich caramel malts, earthy hops, pretty straightforward actually. The taste shows a bit more complexity - hops lean towards a dense ganja, a touch of citrus with that sweet malt presence. Really a nice combo I think. Nice, approachable big beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
A clear dark amber to red beer with a small offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is great juicy fruity hops. Citrus, strawberry, grape. A bit piney. Touch of alcohol heat. Flavor is quite hop bitter, but thereís some nice malt backbone to it - caramel and roasty notes, without any cloying sweetness. Finish is bitter. Chewy mouthfeel. I am a fan. Sort of a dark DIPA, or an extra hoppy BW.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2007
22oz reddish beer. This offering from Lagunitas smelled like sugar and hops. This beer is extremely drinkable... even before I noticed the 9.9%, I knew that this was going down quickly. Most of the flavor is the sweet malt. It reminds me of a double bag from Long Trail, only this one has more hops and more complexity. The finish is nutty and there is no alcohol flavor even as it warms up a little. This was the best Lagunitas that I have had.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a clear dark amber. No head retention. Slight malt aroma. Sweet malt taste in the beginning, nice bitterness in the middle and finishes dry.


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