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RATINGS: 1419   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
At first aroma is sweet but finishes with a hoppy note. Little to no head. Almost clear golden brown color. Has a hoppy taste with a strong lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tastes very warm, more spicy than bitter. Malty caramel sweetness. Worth trying, I suppose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (170) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours dark copper with nice white head. Smell is hops, citrus, sugar and malt. Taste is sweet and hoppy at first then backed my a solid malt finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Smooth, a little sweet, buttery. Copper. This was the perfect beer for tonight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raiderfost (168) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours a deep amber with a small head. Very nice bitterness and a good intergration of roasted malts. Very well done.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
This is the "SNEAK RELEASE" not the "12th Anniversary" edition. Wouldn’t put this in the IPA or IIPA genera; I’d like it in the Strong Ale category. Yes it is a hoppy beer, but the spice profile in the malts give this a big big boost. Not as good as Mendicino’s Eye of the Hawk, but better than Stone’s Arrogant Bastard. A bit chalky on the palate. Nice buzz though. Good, but I wouldn’t rave about it...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Wow, one of the best "nose’s" I’ve ever smelled out of a bottle! Great off-white creamy head that seems to last. Super sticky lace- all the way down. Man it just coats the glass. Dark amber color. Burst of wonderful hoppy flavor first sip. Man this is it! Even still a nice malty balance. We had it our vertical pale/IPA tasting, last weekend, and it was the winner! I sure hope this becomes a regular bottling!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
This beer smells a lot better than it tastes. This is an overly hopped and unbalanced IPA. It is surprisingly simple for an imperial, with the hops dominating every part of the flavor. The quality of the hops are obviously very high, and the flavor is nice, but there is very little malt to be tasted, the mouthfeel thin, and the flavor is short-lasting. I am beating this beer up a bit as I have high standards for imperial IPAs, and also for this brewery in general. It is not terrible, but I can think of a long list of imperial IPAs I’d rather have than this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash_the_dog (162) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Great looking beer with thick lacing. The nose is nice, though a bit astringent. Early tastes in the pour are nicely balanced, with an astute hops note. As the head dissipates, the malty flavors begin to become more pronounced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
My buddy Tyler and I threw down on a case of these bad boys. Very bitter and hoppy strong ale. Dark mahogany, medium body, instantly diminishing head. Piney and citrus notes are present, as well as alcohol. A realy good beer.


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