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RATINGS: 1547   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 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 (6212) - 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 (7773) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1814) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, $1.80. Pours a clear amber-brown with a small head. Grapefruit nose - hops hops hops. Nice smooth mellow hops - grapefruit - followed by a light malt. Very well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5397) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Location: Had this stuff on draft at The Gate in Brooklyn, 5/30/10

Aroma: The nose is malty, some ripe fruit notes, caramel
Appearance: It pours a clearish caramel color
Flavor: The flavor was light-med sweet upfront, long bitter finish
Palate: It is a medium-full bodied brew
Overall Impression: This was a pretty solid beer. Another quality Lagunitas offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2010
This beer seems like the thought child of a barleywine that didn’t stay quite sweet enough. It has some of the flavors, the hops and the color for a barleywine, but doesn’t quite reach it. It’s a very good and flavorful ale, but seemed almost like a failed barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(Draught at Flying Saucer Lake beer festival) deep copper, lasting tan head and nice lacing. Nose of oranges, sweet sticky caramel, and spicy. Taste is orange marmalade, spicy hops, creamy and sweet bread. Body is sticky, sweet, syrupy and lightly creamy as well. Alcohol is well hidden considering the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2241) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
congrats to Lagunitas for finding a way to convert the exact flavor of grapefruit into beer-juice, peel and pith. the whole thing. good thing i like grapefruit. not my style, but good for fans of IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Flavor is big on hops, caramel, brown sugar. Surprisingly mild given the IBU/ABV, but very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Fratto. Pours a rich reddish orange with a healthy head. Lovely hop aroma right off the bat. Lots of pine and spiced varieties. Taste is bittersweet. Sweetness takes a strong hold right off the bat with dry hoppiness. Finishes dry and earthy. Good.


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