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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Nice amber pour with a good sized off-white head that laces well. Slightly acidic aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Very hoppy, bitter flavor with a good balance of some sweet caramel malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Interesting beer. Pours clear mahogany with a decent, but short-lived head. Floral, hoppy aroma with pine and nuts. Leads you to believe this will be more on the Imperial Red side. Its not. Lots of malt and caramel, with some woodiness. The hops are there, but very tempered, almost run over by the malt. In the end, this is still pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bomber from Pacific Liquor. Pretty tasty, though nothing really unique or stellar. Reminded me of an Arrogant Bastard, just not as fresh. The alcohol is well tucked away with a noticeable malt profile that finishes with a clean hop burst. Pretty standard fare, but not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
Bouteille, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur ambrée foncée et transparente. Nez de houblon résineux et citrique, fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger d’abricots), malté de caramel toffee sucré avec des notes d’alcool doux, de pain et de thé glacé. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse et résineuse. Assez amer de houblon résineux, citrique (pamplemousse) et aux notes terreuses (qui dure toute la gorgée) avec un goût fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger d’abricots, notes de pêche) et de faibles notes boisées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel sucré, léger de toffee rôti et de pain parallèlement à un moyen-léger goût d’alcool (légèrement réchauffant) puis en finale, l’on assiste à un léger de regain d’amertume de houblon plus citrique, asséchant et légèrement herbeux. Post-goût long et moyennement sec, amer de houblon résineux, citrique, herbeux et aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût d’alcool et des notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes) et boisées.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3465) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a deep ruby red with a nice fluffy white head that left good lacing. Nose of pine hops and fruits. Smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Flavor of hops, caramel, fruit, and there was a nice bitter finish. Alcohol is present, but is not obtrusive. Good brew.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle . Poured deep brown red with a large white head. Much lacing. Hoppy, piney aroma. Full mouthed flavour with much hoppiness, slight malt with no taste of alcohol. This is amazingly smooth. Finish lasts forever, is felt all throughout the mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Pours a dark brownish color with some red hints to it. A slight head is there upon the pour. Smell is slightly hoppy. The taste is very bitter. Surprisingly with the amount of bitterness it goes down fairly smoothly. Considering it’s ABV and bitterness this is a pretty decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2007 Bottle: Pours a beautiful crystal ruby red with a big 2-3 finger white fluffy head. Quite a pretty beer to look at in my goblet. Big aroma of floral and citrus hops with just a little malt underneath. Flavor is malty and moderately bitter but has a big hop flavor at the end and some lingering bitterness. Small amount of fruit esters come through. Slight alcohol warmth. This seems much more hoppy than last years and like a completely different beer than i remember. I think this is really an Imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep orange colour. Aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavour is caramellic, nutty, fruity, alcoholic, hoppy and has plenty of toasty malt. The finish is dry and bitter-sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Light hazy amber colour with an off white head. Caramel sweet aroma with hoppy and fruity notes. Caramel and light alcohol sweet flavor with a light dry and sweet finish with hoppy notes.


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