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RATINGS: 1482   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadShaolin (100) - - APR 11, 2015
Smells big and malty. Raisins and syrup and boozy. Taste malty and rich with dried dark fruits and a lasting bitterness. Hop bitterness is seriously resinous - reminds me of a disorderly house ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3557) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a copper color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma offers citrus forward hops and a good bit of sweetness. It’s got some toasty malt and a mild alcohol presence.

The flavor is caramelly and sort of sweet up front, but it’s got a punchy citrus forward hop character & bitterness to balance this somewhat. It’s got pine, it’s got breakfast cereal...

Not sure I’m thrilled about this one, but I also don’t hate it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (198) - - APR 9, 2015
4/9/15. Bottle purchased July, 2013. Same rating I originally gave it but definitely a different beer. Still had a big sticky head and cooper color. Nose a bit of a funky edge. Mouth has got big and round. A little less boozy with less of a bite. However still real big with lots of dark smoky notes coming through. Lots of fun ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (745) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
Lingers a bit to long but has a nice aroma and a descent taste. Worth drinking just not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (773) - , Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
How the heck have I NEVER reviewed this one?!?! 12oz bottle picked up tonight at Whole Foods... Clear light amber brew shows a persistent light tan head that leaves great sheets of lacing. Sharp pithy hoppiness and dry toast in the nose... Expected big bitterness up front and on the finish is only punctuated briefly mid-palate by the pithy grapefruit hops and dry toast/dark caramel notes... Body is medium but accentuated by a lighter carbonation.. Drinkability is a little light for me just because it is a bitter bruiser... Still an obviously well made brew and one of the best stories from any brewery ever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Amber pour. Big caramel, fruity hops, Toffee, bitter finish, slight sweet booziness. A little muddled, but good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1236) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Caramelly medium copper. Clear, light soapy head, light lace. Carbonation may be a bit more than normal. 9.3% 2015. Sweet juicy hop aroma, clean, sharp, spice, light caramel malt dry toast aroma. Taste is buttery, rich clean malt, rich sweetness but so clean and crisp and easy drinking that doesn’t seem too sweet (you know it is but is so balanced its not), light dry toast, citrus balance some tang in finish. herbal, fruit hops throughout, light pine, light pine finish. Vanilla,oak almost. Bubble gummy flavors. Solid lagunitas, as usual. Crazy easy to drink 9.3%er,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
(Bottle) Amber colour with lasting, frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange marmalade, treacle toffee, caramel, honey, apricots and lots of fresh hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, treacle toffee, honey and lots of fresh, citric hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty beer with a fresh, generous hop character and a touch of alcohol in the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fakdaddy (35) - - FEB 22, 2015
The best of the year and the best thing to say it was the best thing to say it was the best of the best way of the best of luck with the same thing to say it is not the same thing to say that I have a great way of the year of high quality of life and the other hand is the only thing that would have to go back and the other hand is the only thing that would have to go back and the best thing ever I go back and the other day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (316) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Backlog, originally 2013. Clear copper, big compact white foam that dissipates slowly, leaving some lacings. Aroma is big malty, seeet, citrus, some alcohol. Taste is bitterly sweet, some sourness in between, lots of lingering hops, big malty flavours, alcohol. Medium to big body, medium carbo, sticky texture. Pretty straight up big on all accounts, almost barley wine-ish.


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