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RATINGS: 1459   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle: Ruby in color, moderate light beige head, foamy, spotty lacing, mild carbonation.   Semi-sweet malt & hop nose.   Pale Barleywine, light IIPA.   Decent malt backing, nice hop bitterness but not overdone.   Very well balanced.   Good American Strong Ale, but nothing to make it stand out.   However, for the price, these beers offer some of the best bang for the buck.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2006
$3.89 / bomber. The beer pours to a nice amber body with a very thick and lasting foamy/rocky white head and nice lacing. The aroma is very piney and sprucey. Quite hoppy. The flavor is quite piney/sprucey with grapefruit, caramel malts. Sweet. The palate is lightly resiny, nicely bitter, creamy, nice feeling. ASA? IIPA? I don’t care, it’s great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2006
From 22oz Bottle. Transparent pour of tangerine orange with hues of scarlet red and a fine bubbled topping of cream head. Delciously pungent, hoppy araomas of spruce sap, raspberry seeds, and evergreen boughs. A tiny pinch of brown sugar gives it a bit of a sourpatch candy character. Medium bodied, slightly syrupy texture with loads of hops, although the bitterness of the hops is kind of lost in the sweetness of the beer. Interesting how this brew manages to be heavy on the hops but heavily sweet at the same time. If I could add anything to this eclectic brew, it would be to increase the fruity raspberry and tangerine dimensions that seem to be struggling to reveal themselves fully on my palate, lost behind the piney hops and sugars. Still, quite nice overall and highly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Very malty aroma with a bit of caramel with a light hop accent. Body is amber brown with a thin off white head. Taste is very sweet with brown sugar with a nice hop background, very well put together beer nothing great, but just a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
22oz. bottle. Deep orange amber with a small offwhite head. Very sweet maltiness and a deep piney, vegetal hop aroma. Candy, worty sweetness dominates the flavor, with hot tinges of alcohol. Slightly astringent, piney, sour-candy hop flavors meld with residual sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is a medium heavy, very wet and fairly chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bought this bottle at the BevMo in Mission Valley, CA. Pours a clear copper color with a frothy cream head. Piney aroma. Along with some malt. Bitter taste. Hops, and heavy malt. Alcohol is definitely masked, however. Dry hopped finish. Interesting beer, but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle. Tons of pine and grapefruity PNW hops in the nose along with some sweetish caramel maltiness as well. Transparent amber/copper color with a frothy, nice, long-lasting off-white head. Spritzy piney grapefruity hops to start, turning chewy, sweeter, and earthier. More bittering hops to finish with some peppery ethanol booziness kick at the end. Decent, but not overly well-rounded.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2006 Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Deep garnet tinted copper colour. White head, sticky lacing. Aroma is peppery and alcoholic with a light resiny hoppiness. Orange peel and pith. Flavour is quite grassy (am I not in a hop mood tonight? everything seems grassy) Some light caramel and pale malt. Lingering herbaceous grassy flavour. Grapefruity hops make an appearance as it warms. Meh. 6 4 6 3 13 From 22 oz bottle. Deep amber colour with a creamy white head. Sweet malty aroma, pale malt, light crystal. Lots of fresh grapefruit, mango, some peach as well. Quite fruity. Light pine resinousness as well. Flavour is also sweet, with lots of peachy, fruity hop flavour. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Fairly alcoholic flavour on the finish, but it doesn’t detract here like it often does with these types of beer. Sticky palate with abundant hop oils and soft sweetness. Warming enhances the sweetness quite a bit. Light sulfurousness, but this seems to improve the mouthfeel rather than be a serious flaw. Quite a bit more enjoyable than the first time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Clear copper color with a moderate light beige head. Grapefruit and toast aromas. Seems like I should be ready for breakfast. Caramel and light pine flavors within a light lemon zest wrapper. Alcohol presence from start to finish distracts quite significantly. I quite enjoyed the flavors, but the alcohol distracted enough to bring it down a step. A no bone american strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2006
22 coped @ whole foods nyc. imperialy hopped over the top. sweet aroma super heavy hop bitterness above that theres a fruity light citrus almost pear taste came to mind. hophead beverage here enjoy half @ home corked and finidhed it off on the way to post up graffiti


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