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RATINGS: 1516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 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!


fishonmyplane's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
This beer is both very hoppy and very malty - but to me, it still isnít well-balanced. Everything is just so dense and concentrated, and it all hits you at once, right up front. There are no discernible aromatic hops in the finish - it seems like they just added all the hops at once, boiled the hell out of them, and ended up with a fairly simplistic, extremely bitter beer. Itís not "bad" by any means, but I donít understand why they would take this approach, or why people find it to be so appealing. Still, I give it some extra points for affordability - itís not often that you find such a "big beer" available in a six pack.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottled. Pours deep copper Burgundy. Big pillowy vanilla creme head. Aroma is West coast hops, pine, resin, really prominent very ripe tangerine, peach, mango. Little bit of a burnt sugar sort of deal, malt I guess youíd call it caramel? Thereís a definite sugary malty sweetness. Flavor is really nice. Hoppy pine up front, orange, peach, mango, again, but more sugar residual sweetness. Not too malty, just sugary and again, not too much balanced out well by the hops. Solidly bitter finish. A little boozy. Itís Lagunitas, Iím gonna go ahead and guess this guy is like mid 8s percentage wise. Oh wow, itís 9.8, I see that but itís not overly boozy. It hides it well. Jesus Lagunitas makes a good product.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (406) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Poured from the bottle of a six pack, clear copper with white head, this is strong, bitter, hoppy boozy, and malty sweet beer. The high alcohol is my favorite thing about it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is spicy, lots of caramel, leafy/peppery hops, fruity notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, lingering bitter/spicy finish. Palate is full bodied, light carb.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (705) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Jess. Tastes like Lagunitas, move along.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (218) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber gold with off white head. Nose of spruce, nectarine, candied lemon, syrupy sugar and breadiness. Flavor is some dense syrupy honeylike malt with an assertive juicy apricot, tangerine and floral hop bite typical of any ASA. Slick, syrupy, smooth & silky mouthfeel. Pretty nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Clear amber/copper. Medium head. Good balance of sweetness and hops. Decent , not too complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/syrup, spicy hops, and citrus; Warm finish & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (226) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Clear copper colored pour, big off white head that didnít hang around to long but left some clinging lacing. Aroma is a nice piney citrus mix. Taste is slightly bitter upfront with a malty backbone. Another really nice beer from Lagunitas!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thick white foamy head. Light pine and sweet citrus aroma. Full mouth flavor. Smooth sweet malts with a little hop bitterness. Nice smooth finish. Not as bitter as advertised which is good. Nice, refreshing, semi=sweet and smooth finish. Very enjoyable. Not harsh or bitter, but full flavored. Good but not great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Clear copper pour with nicely retained, clingy lacing of off-white top. Aroma is citrus-hoppy with some earthy tones and a bit of malt and booze coming through. Flavor is similar - a nice crisp bite of hop bitter up front, a malty mid-sip, followed by a bit of earthy hop lingering into the aftertaste. The latter being least enjoyable of the show. Not bad, but these guys do other, better brews.


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