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RATINGS: 1552   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 worldís would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrickís 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 didnít have the huge hop profile Iíd expect from Lagunitas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6561) - 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 (7870) - 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 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 isnít overbearing. the malts are subdued, sort of bready. thereís 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 itís 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 (869) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours lightly brown amber with a thin but lasting head that is considerably lacy. The aroma is fairly hoppy with resin and pine notes but also has a sweet fruity aspect that makes it quite different from the typical hoppy American strong ale. The taste is very sweet upfront like a big barley wine and traditions into a fairly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1911) - 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 (5571) - 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 didnít stay quite sweet enough. It has some of the flavors, the hops and the color for a barleywine, but doesnít quite reach it. Itís a very good and flavorful ale, but seemed almost like a failed barleywine.


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