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RATINGS: 1550   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!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston. Pours an average amber with a lifeless body. Aroma is grapefruit, hops, and a touch of tangerine. Flavor is an initial rush of grapefruit and hops, but it tapers off into a floral copper taste. Average mouthfeel. If not for the tapering of taste, it would rock.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a off-white creamy head and a hazed penny colored body. Aroma is quite nice with orange, brown sugar, hops and alcohol. Taste is hoppy with notes of orange, strong alcohol and over all very one dimensional. Probably needs a couple months to settle down. Light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle from Binny’s South Loop. Pours a filtered/clear amber with sticky head. Nose is a whole lot of citrus and some resin, coupled with some light caramel notes. Alcohol comes out somewhat on the taste, but mostly hops coming through. Bitter and resiny hops, pine. Some caramel, though it’s used well here. Finish is dry. Bitterness is pretty aggressive. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber with a thick 2 finger light tan head and leaves spotty lacing. The nose is caramel and citrus hops. The taste is caramel, floral hops, and ripe citrus with some faint resin in the finish. Medium bodied. The ABV is fairly well hidden. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
bottle, dark amber with large foam and tons of lace, aroma is malty hops, flavors of grapefruit, caramelized sugar, finish is bitter sweet

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
Amber pour, off white head. Caramel malt, spicy hops, and citrus make up the nose. Flavor is an odd malt taste with some muted hops. Something doesn’t sit right with this beer. It is almost really good then almost not so good. Enigma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours a bright, clear copper color with a 1 finger, frothy, off-white head. Lots of citrus and spice aroma with a rich caramel malt background. Very bright citrus flavor and rich malt, with notes of clover honey, apple cider, orange zest and spice. Sticky medium body with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - APR 11, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large off-white head that dissipates slowly. A good amount of lacing. AROMA: Floral citrus (lemon, orange), pine and caramel. FLAVOR: Similar to aroma. Citrus, pine and caramel malt. As the beer warms up I get some earthy flavors too. A tad more bitter than sweet. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied beer with. Soft carbonation. Relatively dry finish. DRINKABILITY: Very easy drinking beer. I hardly taste any alcohol at all in this 9% beer. If I were to rate this against a pale ale or IPA, I would say this is very good. It seems a bit simple and mild for an Imperial IPA. NOTES: BBCSD-0903-Sean

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours a great orange red, clear with nice white head and lots of lacing. Good hop mix with some nice roasty malt aromas. Good taste very balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pours a clear glowing dark amber with a medium thick sudsy off-white foamy head and nice lacing. Resiny green piney hop aroma overtop rich glassy caramel, touch of peach and grapefruit. First taste is peachy and sweet, a bit floral, followed by metallic bitterness and grapefruit. The sweetness, faint caramel, play oddly off of the strong bitterness, a bit phenolic, green bananas, bubble-gum. Medium body, sticky, larger but still soft carbonation bubbles. Quite drinkable for being 9.3%, however, the flavor aren’t anything to really get excited about.


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