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RATINGS: 1318   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!


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Top notch. Seek out if you like heavy red ales. Make sure you drink it cold as I had it the first time room temp and it had a smokey wierdness too it. Wonderful tropical hops, gauva and pinneapple plus usual grapefruit and pine. Alcohol is there but not too bad. This seems to be the kind of beer Lagunitas really knows how to make (brown shugga, lucky 13, maximus..) and I am glad someone does because it is awesome!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours dark copper with nice white head. Smell is hops, citrus, sugar and malt. Taste is sweet and hoppy at first then backed my a solid malt finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoju777 (136) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
6 pack from Ralphs. Smells ok. Copperish color. Tastes ok. Not really bitter. Thick and smooth and creamy and kind of icky. Real think and smooth so it covers almost all the alcohol. It’s ok. It would be a really good Belgium beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1781) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Deep malty flavor with dark fruit (raisin, fig) and a light hoppiness that comes through at the end. Strong and full.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
Aroma of sweet hoppy malt. Taste is on the sweet side, almost a candy sugar ness to it. Has a barley wine feel to it. Some bitter hops help balance but still sweet with a sweet finish. Alcohol is masked but is still noticeably strong. Almost has a bit of a whisky aroma and flavor as well. Adds nicely to it. Very complex and nice flavors. Just not something I could drink too much of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is citrus and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1080) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
draft that poured a darkish amber color with just off white head. the aroma is nice and citrusy. malts and maybe caramel...the flavor of malt and hops and bitternes we quite tasty. blended together very well. alcohol well hidden. another solid beer from lagunitas,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Amber with 1 finger white head. Muted c-hop aroma. Really sugary sweet, odd tasting and thick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (75) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Dark amber color. Grapefruit hoppy aroma with almost a hint of mint. Roasted caramel flavors with perfect bitter balance. Nice sweet/bitter finish. Delicious and unique beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (136) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass. Thin white head and a caramel-brown color. Very clear. A good mix of piney/resiny and citrus hops on the nose, as well as some molasses.Flavors of citrus, butterscotch, sea salt and brown sugar. Not my favorite style, but this is a pretty interesting take. Different from the sugary-sweet or hop-bomb examples I’ve tried before.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (565) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Dark amber with white head. Aroma starts with roasted caramel malt with some fruity pineapple aromas brown sugar and clove yeast. Sweet caramel malty start with some roasted notes, fruity flavors of cherries. Finishes out with some piney hops but not overly bitter. Not at all what I expected when it purchases but I ended up liking more than I anticipated.


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