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RATINGS: 1557   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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4.4
aenima (335) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Aroma of citrusy hops and caramel. The taste is very balanced between hops and malt. Not bitter or sweet but balanced.

3.7
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
22oz bottle. Pours deep copper color. Fast dissipating, white bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor quite bitter, with a nice hop kick. Hints of spice, orange, caramel, and malt. As it warmed the hops and caramel was more evident. Full bodied, sticky texture. Medium to full bodied.

3.6
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Citrus flavor with herbal aroma. Also somewhat of a BBQ sauce-type aroma. Perhaps it is the sugar. More sweet than anything. Bready and yeasty. A true full-bodied ale.

4.1
polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2016
Smells mostly of cherries with some malts and hints of caramel. Nice copper color. Taste of candy carries and dry fruit. Malty backbone with slight booze flavor. Nice sweet creamy finish. Med body with light carbonation. Quite a delightful strong fruit beer, nice work.

3.5
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 isn’t overbearing. the malts are subdued, sort of bready. there’s 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 it’s missing something, but the way it comes together was unique and enjoyable to me, so 3.5 it is.

4.1
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours perfectly with a layer of white head. Fragrant aroma of hops, citrus, brown sugar. Flavor is hops, a mix of grapefruit and pine, brown sugar. Smooth with a big finish. Delicious. Reminds me of the Brown Sugga.

4
bigcat03 (329) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle poured into a globe glass. Copper color with a sudsy of white head and lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is pine resin, lemon, and malt. Initial taste is citrus, pine, and a strong malt backbone. Aftertaste is a pleasant hop bitterness. Smooth palate with just the right amount of carbonation. As bitter as this was built up to be, I don’t get that. It’s definitely a big beer and not for the light at heart but it’s no double IPA.

4.2
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
I love lagunatis! What a crazy name for a beer. Tastes like a double ESB. Dark tan, almost caramel colored. Thick frothy head. Earthy, spicey aroma. Bitter and hoppy, but balanced with a heavy caramel body. Another winner at a great price!

3.9
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for grabbing me one of these. Pours a dark chestnut brown with next to no carbonation. A straight pour down the center results in no greater than 1/4 finger of head. Pretty dismal for a beer that I know is damn hoppy. Aroma is of dank citrusy/piney American hops and a teeny bit of crystal malt. Taste is pure dank heavy high alpha acid American hops backed by the residual sweetness of a solid amber ale with plenty of crystal malt thrown in. Quite quite tasty, and I’m no hop head. This was pretty reminiscent of Oskar Blues Gordon for me.

4.1
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Blood-red pour with a thick one-finger head. Huge malty aroma. Very sweet smelling, with notes of brown sugar, plums, raisins, and hearty breads, along with bountiful citrus and resiny hops. Taste is also sweet up front. Dark fruits, caramel, and toffee start the sensation, but there’s a wicked hop bite at the finish. Citrusy with a little touch of pine. Mouthfeel is full and robust. Another home run from Lagunitas.


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