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RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alassio (70) - USA - MAY 19, 2011
This is the future of beer. At least for people like me who need things that grab you by the neck and wrestle you to the ground and make you cry uncle. The future of beer includes a mass funeral for the generic "IPA"s that every brewery feels obliged to half-heartedly cook up so that guys in polo shirts or shirts with slogans on them might find adventurous, but are still cheap swill. The future of beer includes this one, and that’s why my fridge is filled with anything I can get my hands on that is massive in terms of malt, hops, yeast, fruit, alcohol - - and especially all-of-the-above. That’s why my fridge will include this one, till it gets crowded out by things more apocalyptic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Copper-colored with very good clarity. Medium light tan, fine head. Big resiny hop aroma with some alcohol and solvent notes. Flavor was inititially very solventy and alcoholic. After the beer warmed and breathed, the solvent notes became far less apparent. Huge, resiny, hoppy, alcohol flavor with a big malt body to support it. Fruity esters and alcohol in the finish along with lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Medium-full body but good carbonation level gave a lighter impression. Nice beer with a funny story behind its creation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2013
pours dark bronze with medium off-white head. aroma has notes of piney hops, grass, citrus, and bready malt. caramel, malt, and dark sugar flavors with a splash of tartness up front; transitions to toffee with candied citrus hops and a good dose of bitterness for the finish. thick and slightly boozy (especially at the finish), but very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (68) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown amber, small cream head. Smells delicious. Malt, brown sugar, hops. Taste similar to the nose, with a nice sweet and sour balance. The hoppy bite is more subtle than expected, with the alcohol very subdued for almost 10%. Unique and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - MAY 12, 2011
On tap. Pours a clear amber/brown. Aroma is hops upfront, with a bit of orange citrus and some sweet caramel. Fairly full bodied on the palate. Taste is similar to an IPA with the bitter hops and citrus, but sweet caramel comes through with boozy alcohol. Pretty solid beer. I like the sweet/bitter balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Pours a dark amber with a mildly foamy head. Aroma of hops and some mild malt. Flavor is lightly sweet with a heavy bitterness. Nice ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheArgoPirate (65) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz bottle at Durkins in Chicago. Pours a rich reddish copper with slight white heat that leaves a but of lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty, floral. Taste is strong malt with appropriately bitter finish. Very good imperial IPA, bery balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
It’s hard to classify this beer. It has elements of a strong ale, a barleywine, and the big hoppiness of an IPA (like all Lagunitas beers). It is a fantastic beer that should be savored. Pours a deep amber and smells of primarily of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mystiksc (59) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Spicy citrus, bitter. Bittersweet hops. Amazing price @ beverage warehouse in los angeles ($2.69) Really did not feel like 9.28% abv which allowed to finish off the night with a lagunita red imperial ale.


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