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RATINGS: 1560   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!

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3.9
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper color with a thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is flowery hops, spices and caramel. Taste is citrus with a nice malt backbone, caramel. Good bitterness. Full mouhtfeel, creamy. Good strong ale.

2.8
WABeerFiend (426) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.18.14. A: 2 1/2 finger head. See through red. S: Pine, grapefruit, ketchup, malt. T: Sweet malt, grapefruit, ketchup. Caramel is there too. M: Creamy smooth. O: Sweet malt comes on first, then grapefruit, ketchup, and some alcohol burn at the end. The malt turns into caramel which lingers. It was like a barleywine, but with a little less hop presence. The alcohol burn was not as strong as I thought that it would be.

3.9
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2009
A fine tasting with drbayern, his court jester celticbrew, the mischievious Uncles Steve and Tom, our new Beer Pimp Brian (who makes Gulliver’s Travels seem like a walk around the block), and Dancin’ Paul. Poured a copper color, with a nice head which retained well. Malty flavor was accentuated by really nice hops that led to a nice hoppy finish.

3.8
QuezXLV (422) - Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Get amber color. The aroma is woodsy and the flavor is hoppy and sweet. There is an intense bitter aftertaste but its not overwhelming.

3.5
TimsRatings (421) - - MAY 6, 2013
On draft at Lynnwood (Raleigh) Mild aroma, slightly fruity. Fruitiness comes out much stronger in taste, with strong hoppy remnants on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
danielst (421) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Dark orange. Sweet candy malt aroma, a lightly nutty and toasty malt flavor with a light citric note. Sweet and barley wine-y but not cloying at all.

4.1
MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Sept. 2, 2007; bomber. I’ve yet to have even a "ho-hum" beer from Lagunitas. The story behind this beer is available on the ’net, and the recipe certainly matches the sentiment that inspired it. As for the beer, it reminds me of Arrogant Bastard (another Calif. ASA), but LUISA is a bit more slick & oily, and perhaps more bitter. Very well balanced, and incredibly drinkable for a 9+% ABV ale. Fun to sample and read about this one. Highly recommended.

3.4
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
The aroma was slightly floral with an alcohol note and malt tones. The beer poured a nice amber color with good head and lacing. The flavor was sweet and crisp with hints of citrus, flowers, and caramel. I also noted an alcohol bit to it. The mouthfeel was well rounded and clean with a nice bitterness and carbonation. Tasty.

3.6
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours deep clear caramel with a strong red component. Medium head ecru head that fades to moderate, fine-bubbled lacing. Nose is very hoppy and bitter, with a deep caramel, toffee note. There’s a sweetness, with a good savory malt character that finishes crisp and bitter. I wouldn’t call it overly bitter, but it’s definitely more bitter than the hoppy notes would make you think it is. All in all it’s an interesting beer but not something I’d particularly care to try again.

4.1
klas (415) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget (29 kr). Nice hoppy, alcoholic warm aroma. Clear caramel brown color with frothy head. Powerful taste, strong 9.6 % ABV Very good, best shared.


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