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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!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
Drank from bottle. Nose is citrus, hops, and resin. Taste has a heavy orange presence a little sweet on the tongue with a dry and mildly bitter finish that doesn’t linger. Amazing beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2006
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (214) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours a dark clear amber, about 3/4" of dense off-white foam. Aroma is floral and hoppy, some sugar and bread/yeast aroma too. Taste is hoppy and spicy at first, then malty and sweet -- pleasantly biting, nice and complex. Tastes like it’s part barleywine and part IPA. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Looks very nice. Deep red-brown, fluffy off-white head that leaves residue all over the place. Aroma is nice, but not particularly interesting: citrus, resin, toffee. Taste is heavily citrus, caramel, resin, and mild alcohol. Balances out very nicely as it warms. Fairly full bodied, dry finish. Good sipping beer, good balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Could smell the hops from 3 feet away after I poured this. Medium brown/ caramel in color. Sweet, fruity hops in the nose. Flavor closely follows. Good malt backbone for balance. A great, hoppy version of an American Strong Ale. Alcohol well hidden- esp at almost 10%! Good beer.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 17, 2010
Aroma is of fresh hops, floral notes, alcohol, and light sweetness. Color is a translucent red with a lasting thin head. Taste is very bitter with some light fruit at the end. Hops hit your mouth hard and tingly. Not very balanced overall. At 9.75% it would do the job, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tastes very warm, more spicy than bitter. Malty caramel sweetness. Worth trying, I suppose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbomb (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Pours dark brownish amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is thick, fruity, syrupy, and vineous with woody, piney hops-pretty much like a barley wine. Flavor is super thick and roasty like a barley wine as well and has a notable dark fruity presence combined with very flavorful hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilleLW (206) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Dark amber colour with a large, creamy head. Aroma of hops with pine, citrus, caramell and grass. Also some floral notes and fruits and berries. A light smell of elder flower. Taste of caramel, toffee, syrup and hops togheter with light, sweet fruits and berries. A sweet and "sticky" mothfeel with a smooth background taste with a hoppy bitterness. A bitterness that makes a good balance to the sweet notes. Incredibly good.


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