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RATINGS: 1403   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (136) - - JUL 19, 2014
Look: pours a amber color. White head with no lacing. Very clear. Smell: hoops. Alcohol. Sweet maltiness. Dark fruit. Taste: bitter. Sweet malt. Carmel. Alcohol. Slight spiciness. Feel: dry. Leaves a film in the mouth. Medium carbonation. Overall: ok. Good relaxing beer to sip on. First drank: home 7/19/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
via Bockyhorsey via Fantasy Baseball Strong spicy citrus aroma. Thick frothy head. Hops hops and more hop flavor. Great tasting brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Deep amber, and a moderate cream colored head. Aroma has a biscuit malt presence and plenty of floral and piney hops. Taste is of the biscuit malts balancing with a somewhat aggressive hop profile. Mouthfeel is creamy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Hop bomb explosion- old ale or not! Caramel malt backed up by hops approaching a barley wine. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Simple, brutal, dangerous tasty brew. Hops carry the flavor but are well-blended overall. The strangest thing is the medium-brown color coupled with the nearly outright white head. Pretty straightforward and extremely easy to drink for a beefcake such as this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma - Pleasant roasted malt Appearance - Dark Amber, clear, light head. Taste - Medium malt, light hops. Palate - Slightlly bitter Overall - solid big beer, but nothing special

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle pours cloudy amber brown with an average head. Lots of floaties! Heavy molasses aroma with some nuttyness. A hint of grapefruit? The flavor is sweet with hints of caramel/candy. Lively bitter finish that sticks to the mouth. Not bad but I think my bottle as past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Appearance is intriguing: a mahogoney wih ruby tinge; off-white smooth head. Honey notes overwhelm pine, grapefruit, rose petal, caramel/toffee (some burnt molasses maybe) and some wood on the nose. Flavor characteristics follow suit (lot of resinous citrus) but also some plummy notes-nice creamy medium body. Exceptional!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Good concoction from Lagunitas. Pours a beautiful amber with a thin, tan head. Aroma is a bit piney and a tad punget. Taste is bitter with good, strong hops hops. Heavier body with a dry finish. It’s an American Strong, but to me it’s more of an Imperial ESB, if there is such a thing. Less on the sweeter, caramel, more on the hops and bitterness. Enjoyable, and the 9.87% will creep up on you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
on tap at horsebrass. sweet and carmelly with a touch of citrusy hops. pretty light tasting and deceiving in alcohol content. very tasty.

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