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RATINGS: 1419   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 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Caooper, foamy tan head. Molasses, woodsy and almost mettallic aroma. Big piney, resinous hops up front. Very dry, and the flavors is, well, hoppy. Very. Nice smooth malt undertone, but the bitterness is the main focus here. Sampled at Noogfest2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle: Pellucid tawny, awesome head and light lacing. Nose is humid with light hops, wood and wet-doggy caramel. The flavor is balanced, nice bitterness and sweetness level along with a bit of additional caramel. Light asparagus in the finish along with a mild slap of alcohol. Awful nose but everything else is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
on tap at horsebrass. sweet and carmelly with a touch of citrusy hops. pretty light tasting and deceiving in alcohol content. very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2006
[bottle] Dark amber color, with a dense foamy head that quickly dissolves. Aroma is hoppy- as expected, with plenty of malty, caramel notes as well. Flavors are immediately dry and bitter- turning to a sweetness that takes over over and lets the alcohol really come through. Not a bad beer, but in the grand scheme of hopped-up Californian beers, this is kind of overly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
(Draught, Hollingshead’s) Pours a deep clear amber body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Flavor of mild hops, caramel malt, and herbs. Alcohol well hidden for nearly 10% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2006
22 oz. bomber. Clear copper with a frothy off white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Aroma of caramel, molasses, vanilla and berries. Sweet caramel malt flavor mostly, some plum, allspice with hoppy bitterness on the finish. Palate similar to a fountain cream soda--lively carbonation but not gassy. Nice enough, but I’d love it with a bigger hop character like you find in Stone arrogant bastard.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Nice clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts bitter sweet, that becomes more bitter but not overpowering, with a lingering bitter aftertaste. $3.29 for a 22oz bottle from John’s Market Tigard, Or.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Any first impressions?
-A thin slice of head tops the misty dark orange.
-Citrusy hops and caramel maltiness hug, wobbling in alcohol spillage.
-The caramel sweetness works well with the resinous hop flavor and bitterness.
-The clean body is competently built, yet does not evoke any nourishment (which I tend to expect in these massive brews.)

What if you dig deeper?
-Hops evolve into earthiness, flowers, and oranges, showcasing pleasant agility.
-Honeyed sweetness brings some fruitiness to expand the flavor spectrum.
-Another competent strong ale from Lagunitas, which does not follow any preconceived stylistic guideliness, but yet remains forgettable for some reason.

Bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
Sometimes you feel like shutting er’ down. This is how I felt last week, which is why I wanted to try this bastard so badly. Pours deep brown/gold rum colour, with a thin creamy froth. Citrus and pine are the big winners for aroma here. The pine is really assertive, and I like it. Someone give me a pine tree to drink, shit yeah. Lots of bready malt in the aroma as well, cookie dough with a touch of ammonia. Tastes west coast baby! Lots of hopping and muscular malts (a la arrogant bastard) very citric, brown sugar, a touch of spices and wood. Pretty assertive, but not horsey like others had mentioned. Thanks Mike, for shutting me down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Small off-white fizzy head that mostly diminished. Spar lacing. Clear amber colour. Grapefruit, elderflower, liquorish, caramel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation, dry and somewhat alcoholic texture. Moderated bitter flavour with some sweet malty notes. Bitter dry finish.


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