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RATINGS: 1449   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Copper colored pour with a tall khaki head. Nice bright, citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, and orange. Some sweet caramel, a touch of brown sugar, and light pineapple. The flavor is fruity and sweet. Pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges. Light pine bitterness, sweet caramel, and some brown sugar. Nice.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
dagimp (786) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Directly from the bottle. Mouthfeel was heavy and oily. Lots of thick malt in this one. Mediciny aroma of cherries, berries and some alcohol. Taste was very sweet. Some cherries and berries. Lots of malt. Plenty of hops but no bitterness; my guess is that was "balanced out" by all the sugar they dumped in this one. Just way too sweet for me. Yet again, another Lagunitas beer that was way too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (295) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a medium amber with little-to-no head. Aroma is first malts, then tropically fruited hops. Taste is the same but with a thin underbelly of bourbon. Finishes bitter. Has an Old Fashioned quality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1323) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2015
Another lovely from Lagunitas. Bottle from Hy-Vee. Lots of malt. Semi-sweet with a good dose of hops to round it out at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (656) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours ruby with beige head - good retention. Nose has mild citrus peel, caramel, some syrupy sweet notes in the background. Flavor is dominated by piney hops and prickly alcohol bite. Begins a little bready-malty and then quickly becomes a wash of hop resins. Finish is interestingly balanced between hop bitterness and toasted malt flavors. A good nightcap with strong flavors,but too incoherent to be world-class.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (385) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 bottle served in a tulip. The beer pours a clear ruby brown with a thick off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very strong. I can smell it from a few feet away. Bright citrus hops, grapefruit, oranges, caramel, toffee, and pine resin. Really complex and nice. On to taste. With the first sip I get a ton of pine, and citrus, especially grapefruit and tangerine. As the flavors develop I get a lot of caramel and toffee, as well as some bready malts. The beer is pretty sticky overall, and fairly quenching for such a big beer. The alcohol is slightly detectable, but still well hidden for 9.3%. This is a really really good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (343) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2015
Tap at mellow new Albany. Nose is hop and clean. Pour Amber. Sweet start with hop bitterness shining thru. Good and even great but not perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (245) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Appearance- Clear light amber, thick fluffy white head, very good lacing. Aroma- Sweet caramel malt, piney, Hoppy, citrus. Flavor- grapefruit hoppy, sweet malt, bitter finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head and a lot of lace. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit, floral, and sweet caramel malts. Flavour is tropical fruits, mild alcohol, high bitterness, pine, caramel and a moderately dry finish. Pretty balanced and enjoyable though I almost get a slight bit of a medicinal touch mixed in the complexity, I think that’s likely just from the tons of hops here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
Very interesting beer. The shut down is a great way to start the night, Smelled malty and has a large malty taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (886) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops, caramel malt, brown sugar, ripe fruit, some vegetables and alcohol fill the mouth. Finish is long, semi-dry. This brew has some unusual taste, I don’t think I will drink it often.


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