Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1443   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this one. Pours a translucent golden orange with an average bubbly slightly lacing head. Aroma of pine resin, citrus, caramel, alcohol and sweet malts. Flavor of pine, decent hop bitterness and kind of chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, some caramel malts, toasted dough, pine, floral hops, and some spices as well. Taste of sweet caramel, toffee malts, pine resin, citrus fruits, and a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Quite an interesting, hard to pin down ale - nice herbal, grassy, woody hop aroma, with some background cherry and brown sugar, some phenolic/alcoholic qualities - the flavor is quite spicy and bitter at first, making it seem like an imperial IPA - then some really bright, strong, fruity esters come into play, making it seem more like a hoppy barleywine - then some sweet, sugary, almost belgian-like qualities surface beneath that as well - and all the while the beer maintains its balance - the progression of flavors is jarring at first, but once you get used to them this is a pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Sampled at Noogfest-2. Most amusing story that goes along with this brew. Bonus points for amusement value. Pours copper and leather looking, very clear with a wispy white head. Grassy, spicy hop aroma and that’s about all, rather simple. Nicely balanced hops (pine and citrus peal) with the malty biscuit and caramel. Nice. Medium body. All well balanced and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle pours a slightly hazy caramel amber. Very nice off white head. Aroma of moderate maltiness and hops. Neither was over powering. Falvor seemed balanced and somewhat middle of the road. Fairly robust hoppiness. More like an IPA with a couple extra ABV points. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Tap. Pours with a nice copper color. Aromas of flowers and hops and a slight hint of grains. Flavors are dominated by hops with a bit of a malty undertone. Very nice ale, the alcohol is not noticeable at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle: Pellucid tawny, awesome head and light lacing. Nose is humid with light hops, wood and wet-doggy caramel. The flavor is balanced, nice bitterness and sweetness level along with a bit of additional caramel. Light asparagus in the finish along with a mild slap of alcohol. Awful nose but everything else is nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bomber. Deep red copper in color with a nice white rocky tan head. Wow. Hoppy and nice malty aroma. Cascades. UMMMM. Big hoppy aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. Nice chewy hops. Finish is hoppy. Full bodied. Well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bomber and beer 12 in the COTF 5/06. How much do I love Lagunitas? Well...a lot. Other than Maximus, this smells hoppy as hell. Flavor is not as malty as the usual Lagunitas stuff. Big cascades abound in something that is a cross between an IIPA and a barleywine. Skunky hops o’plenty and frankly, not much else. But thats okay. Reminds me of Red Rocket. Tasty, chewy, hoppy, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Bomber (Mitch), Hennepin glass, Noogfest. Deep and rich burnt copper hue with an average sized light tan head. HEAVY pine needles and resin hop aroma along with a healthy, but milder, dose of grapefruit. Quite an assault. Bracing oneself and digging back in reveals layer after layer of caramel malt. Flavor is intensely sweet and spicy...like chewing on caramel-covered pine needles, I suppose. (Well, except this tastes good.) Seems fairly simply to my nose/palate but the caramel sweetness is addictive to me. Substantial medium-full body with an oily texture and just enough carbonation to keep it from pasting my mouth shut.

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