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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!


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (234) - Varberg, - AUG 9, 2013
The first few sips were delicious. American barley wine-ish with lots of caramel and hoppy flavours like citrus fruits and pine. Way too sweet aftertaste and the bitterness felt kinda chemical but as the beer got warmer the chemical flavour dissapeared and the sweetness calmed down. At the right temperature it’s almost too easy to drink.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (268) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Great sweet aroma of brown sugar and malt with some dark fruit lingering in the background. Very attractive reddish brown color with an off-white head. Taste is sweet, followed by bitter, with an aftertaste that is a combination of both. There is a slight copper flavor in the aftertaste that I found unpleasant and had to dock it a few points for that. Great palate; exceedingly drinkable for such a strong beer. I would definitely buy this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours a very nice clear, copper color. It has very nice lacing, but minimal head retention. Smells hoppy, and a bit of caramel malt. Tastes very bitter and hoppy. My only criticism is that it finishes a bit too sweet. That being said, an excellent drink!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a clear mahogany color with medium off-white head that leaves lots of good lacing. Aroma is malty with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some floral hops. Taste is on the sweet side with some bitterness coming out in the finish. Body is medium to full, with alcohol well hidden, low carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. This is a substantial and interesting one., well worth trying again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (235) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a honey amber color with a nice off white head. This is a very pretty beer. Aroma is fruity hops, and some toffee. The taste is big malty caramel, with a nice hop presence, slight sweet and some what boozy. Good beer with a hop taste but not overly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeratarian (150) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pours medium to dark amber with medium sized, off white head. Aroma of typical tropical fruit and dank hops. Flavor is slightly sweet tropical fruit with a little piney hops and soapy aftertaste. Taste like a Bigfoot with pineapple juice. I’ve had this a million times, first time review.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (431) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a deep copper color into goose Island tulip glass. I get some pine and maple in the aroma. The flavor works in harmony with roasted nuts and spicy floral hops. Really a complex palate. These were bottled at 9.3% and is a warming sipper. Good night-cap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Nice beer! Light, malty, fruity, caramel, with a weird lingering bitterness. Wouldn’t single out to find but would drink again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1013) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Amber color , thin off-white head. Strong aroma of pine mixed with citrus. Hoppy , bitter taste with sweet , malty background. Very good beer, juicy and malty on same time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr (119) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft at world of beer denver. Mild malty aroma, reddish orange pour with thin white foam. Bitter taste balanced by hops and malt, kind of low a kick as ESB. Good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (179) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft: Pours amber with a white head. Aroma and flavor is pine with a hit of fruitiness. A little sweetness with a touch of bitterness at the finish.


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