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RATINGS: 1581   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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4.2
malkyore (377) - - MAR 28, 2014
When I hear strong ale I don’t normally know what to expect. But when I hear lagunitas i usually expect greatness. This is a very good beer. It’s not just crazy hops like a lot of lagunitas beers, it’s smooth and creamy and hoppy as hell. It’s a great beer, and probably my favorite strong ale to date.

4.2
coolfunnj (374) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
caramel maple and slightly roasty maltinessand citrusy hops balanced along with a pear type aroma..nice clear dark red/bronze brown color pure white head dissipates to quarter inch ring..tastes bitter but with a strong maltiness much like an east coast ipa..strong citrus and piney hops along with the malty flavors mentioned in the aroma,more of a smoky roasty flavor than smell however..very easily drinkable and it was a pretty hot day so it warmed fast..maltiness more pronounced as it warms..overall excellent ipa for any season and as always extra points for costing under 10 bucks for a 6 pack

3.8
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2011
clear amber pour. little head. hop forward but with a slight sort of flat sweetness. amazing? no. but solid.

3.8
Anova167 (371) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Great looking orange pour with a lacey head. Big aroma of resiny hops and a bit of citrus. The finish is pretty hot and alcoholic, but a nice pretty dry finish

3.8
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish amber colour with a little off white head that disappears. Aroma is jammy fruit with a little spiciness. Taste is jammy fruit with some alcohol. This is a very nice beer.

3.9
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle. Classic hoppy aroma with hints of lime and exotic fruit from a deep amber, clear beer with lasting, fluffy tan head, The flavor is intensely bitter with a good balance between hops and caramel malt. Long aftertaste with a in- your-face alcohol punch. Very nice beer, but I cannot understand why it is not classified as a Double IPA.

4
ozarkspops (368) - - APR 9, 2013
Crystal clear light amber pour. Thick white head and lots of lacing. Heavy hop aroma. Citrus and pine comes through the most. Alcohol comes through as well. Don't pick up much malt in aroma. Pretty thick mouthfeel. Flavor is very balanced. Still very bitter but not very dry. Caramel sweetness shines a little bit more than in aroma. Still some alcohol, but not bad for 9+%. Very good beer. ---Rated via iPhone

4.1
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle into a Lagunitas jar. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste is pretty smooth, not especially sweet or bitter. Body is medium and I’m aware of the alcohol (presumably a late 2015 or early 2016 bottle at 9.5%) but it doesn’t hit you over the head until you’ve had a couple. Nice orange/amber color with little foam that vanishes rapidly. Citrus, malt, hops, booze and a grapefruity finish rather than bitter hops. Very nice offering, but halfway through the first glass I’m thinking ’Massive Hangover’! It is way too easy drinking for the punch it packs, but I’ll certainly buy another sixer of this fine brew as long as it is available.

3.3
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
The Undercover Investigation Shut-Down pours a mostly cloudy rusty amber color with a thick beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is dark fruit, bread and floral. The flavor is floral, dark fruit and bread. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.5
jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Aroma is hoppy and sweet, a little malty. Color is a clear brownish red with almost no head. Taste is citrus and sweet, and almost floral. Feels like a high abv. Finish is a little slimy.


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