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RATINGS: 1566   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 worlds would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patricks 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2007
bottle: pours a clear clean cooper colour with a large fluffy white head with some lacing. aroma of grapefruit and pine hops a caramel malt and very small amount of tropical fruit. flavour is bittering grapefruit hops, some floral notes. finishes with bitter pine hops not much if any malt presences.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22 oz. bottle. dark red bubbly pour. Smell of citrisy hops and yeast. full body head, lots of carbonation. Taste of strong hops, with a long lasting astertaste of many flavors. Strong beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
22oz from Immy - thanks, Tim! Very handsome ruby pour, with a big creamy head. A trace of hops in the nose, with some caramel too. But the taste is a real face-wrecker, all bitter hop aggression, like Arrogant Bastard on basement meth. Some sweet malts raise their hands in the back of the class, but this beer lets you know whos boss.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
22oz bottle from SoLan. The nose is a bit light. Grassy hops with a bit of citrus. Some mild caramel and toffee malt. Inoffensive but really nothing spectacular. Pours a nice looking dark copper with a frothy white head leaving excellent lacing. Fairly aggressively hopped for an ASA. Lots of bitter, oily hops with just a bit of malt to back them up. Bitter across the entire tongue. Not quite palate shredding, but close. Medium bodied and fairly creamy. Finishes bitter with some alcohol astringency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
Bottled at your crazy new years evening party (man did we eat a lot - wow). Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Typical american ale - with lots of hops. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dull amber gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through about two-thirds of the glass and left some light lace. Pleasant aroma of sweet citrus and pine. The flavor is initially caramel and sweet, which is then partially washed over with pine, and to a lesser extent grapefruit bitterness. The caramel lingers in the background, while the sweetness remains more prominent and compliments the bitterness at the finish. Kind of like a sweet-n-sour dish, only this is sweet-n-bitter. A solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14463) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is hop, citrus, grapefruit, malt, pine. Bitter finish. Nice hoppy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured deep brown-amber with a moderate sized off-white head. Aroma of earthy, piney hops with some caramel and a hint of cocoa. Flavor begins sweet with big caramel malt and toffee, which is soon joined by big grapefruity hops. Not bad, probably the most Ive enjoyed a Lagunitas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
This indeed was a strong ale. Very powerful, full of lots of sweet malted flavor, caramel as well. Nice big head very sweet, and a beautiful copper body. Verry smooth in taste, a great bit full mouthfeel and finishes very soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle 22oz-Dark amber color with a medium size head that was slighty off-white. Aroma had some hops. The flavor was carmel with some nuttynees undertones, finishing with some hops.


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