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RATINGS: 1550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2604) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of cookie and caramel, and perfume and a little citrus, light soap for the yeast, and hints of vinegar, solvent, wine, pepper, alcohol and pineapple. Head is small, creamy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light copper. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, creamy, has a lively carbonation and finishes lightly astringent. A good American Strong Ale, but a few harsh attributes threw the numbers off a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. I thought this one tasted pretty similar to the Brown Shugga and Censored Ale, but luckily it wasn’t as sweet as the former or as watery as the latter. Taste was very syrupy with hints of caramel and molasses, but fortunately there’s a nice subtle hoppiness to balance it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. Aroma shows piney hops, notes of citrus as well as some caramel. Reddish-brown color and pours with a thin off-white head. Spotty lacing at best. Flavors are sweet and malty initially with some toasted caramel, then the hops show towards the finish. Perhaps a tad thin and toned down. Overall pretty good but kind of ho hum and didn’t have the huge hop profile I’d expect from Lagunitas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6256) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
This beer pours a clear dark copper. It has a one finger tan head and light carbonation. Layers of lacing. A sweet balanced aroma of caramel malt and pine. Flavor is bigger than the aroma would suggest. Big biting rye and very sweet hops. A bit of spice and lots of sweet notes. This could be a double IPA, but a sweet one. The alcohol is well hidden. Sweetness is almost cloying. Still, this is a very tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7799) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Re~rate 6/24/11. Draft. Clearish red pour with a foamy tan head that fades but laces quite a bit. Extremely sweet aroma of caramel with a touch of sweet, sticky hops. Very sweet, sticky flavor with lingering brown sugar. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Amber body. Off-white, frothy, diminishing head. Sweet, malty aroma of cookie, graham cracker, toasted grain with notes of grapefruit and pine. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture turning sticky, almost chewy. Moderately carbonation. Alcohol warming. At first sip, the beer is dominated by sweet malts, but those are overrun by the hops. There is not a lot of depth, but the balance makes this a nice drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
From a bottle poured amber with a good amount of head. Nice strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
pours a really nice reddish copper with just a little biddy white head. flavor has tons of piney hops all the way through, almost seems more than the IBU rating says it has. warming alcohol in the finish, but the flavor isn’t overbearing. the malts are subdued, sort of bready. there’s a sort of light spiciness going on, almost minty in the finish. the beer is kind of delicate if you look past the big hop flavors. sort of seems like it’s missing something, but the way it comes together was unique and enjoyable to me, so 3.5 it is.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (866) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours a dark honey brown. Aroma is soft with hints of brown sugar, dried cherries, and pine. Flavor is sweet with hints of pine, fruit, alcohol and bitter floral.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized beige head. Loads of caramel in the nose also big notes of pine, grass, orange, light brown sugar, and faint tea. Mostly full body with a slightly oily mouth feel and average carbonation. Flavor has quite a bit of caramel, malty sweetness there is also a good amount of earthy, near spicy hop bitterness. Big notes of pine, grass, and alcohol with lighter secondary citric notes. Finishes with lasting bitterness.


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