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RATINGS: 1496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 Pours a clear reddish color with minimal head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt and hops. Taste is a combination of sweetness and grapefruit. The finish is initially bitter and then there is some lingering sweetness. Alcohol is hidden well considering the close to 10% abv. I had to update my rating because after having several of these I would prefer if the beer was a little less sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle Pour: A very nice brew as I recall from a tasting a few weeks back. Though the commercial description bills it as an especially bitter ale, my main comments I included in my notes were that it was "sweet and citrusy." ... and that’s all I put. Lol. *Note to self: Focus as much on the damned comments you leave for your future self as the beer in front of you!*

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Hop bomb explosion- old ale or not! Caramel malt backed up by hops approaching a barley wine. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 30, 2014
Ótima American Strong ale da Lagunitas. Cor vermelho-cobre, media formação de espuma. Aroma com notas maltadas, cítrico. Na boca, bom corpo, pinho, cítrico, amargor com bom backbone maltado, equilibrado. Final seco, álcool bem inserido. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of rich coffe and caramel malts as well as floral hops. Taste is hoppier than smells but the coffee and caramel notes are there. The hops subside to give way to a coating palate aftertaste that becomes controlled by the matly notes once again. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours out clear light red with creamy foam. Taste is sweet malts with bitter hops. Nice crisp hoppy finish. Very drinkable for high alcohol of 9% a good value for a sixpack. Another great beer from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 3, 2010
Yummy. Very deep brown amber with a thin foamy ring. Nice deep pineapple hop aroma and a nice balance of malt sweetness. Taste still manages to finish crisp and with a good bitterness despite a somewhat heavy malty sweet flavor. This is a really nice beer. It’s got a little something for everyone and still comes across as balanced, smooth and flavorful. Also noticed no trace of the big abv. Very nice work!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
I love this beer! Sweet syrupy caramel aroma, beautiful orange/red color. Sweet, hoppy, floral. Smooth, hides the alcohol content well, I can drink so many, is dangerous :)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbewa (222) - - DEC 19, 2013
Had this beer at mellow mushroom with rowen. Really good nice hop aroma and great taste. Well balanced for such a strong beer. Would definitely have again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
On tap, came a red to balck color with very high carbonation levels. Very interesting and enjoyable beer. First impression is that of hop bitterness, then it glides into a mixture of flavors with some light caramel, cherries, and a noticable but light roasted character. On the drier side, and the alcohol was not that noticable.


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