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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Aroma is very light citrus, resin, and caramelly toffee notes. The flavor is citrus up front, then the toffee malt kicks in followed by a slight caramel note. The abv is hidden very well. Be careful with this beer!! It’s very tasty and very potent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Appearance is a amber-copper color with about one finger of off-white head which leaves a bit of lacing as it dissipates. Aroma is very flowery with pine and a sweet citrus scent, like grapefruit juice. The taste follows the nose. For a strong ale, this is a pretty light taste and feel. There’s no discernible alcohol taste to it. One of the best beers I’ve tried.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Nice carmel and hop balance. Alcohol presence is definitely there, it could ferment out a bit more. A nice, well made beer to help you forget about a long workday.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
screigh (423) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a clear copper color. Fluffy off-white head that sticks around and leaves great lacing. Malty caramel and a even get a hint of coconut in the aroma. Malty and sweet with dark fruits. Nice balance of the bitterness. Some alcohol warming in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dliberto (81) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Dark copper hue–thick head fairly long lasting– hoppy, pine tree and anise, a fresh nose - hops, anise, sweet prunes, coconut and a tad of skunk – light/medium body I am surprised at 9.9% - aftertaste is long of pine trees and bittering hops

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Light amber color with a big, long lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor of piney/citrus hops and caramel malt. Tangy/hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Had the "sneak release" instead of the 12th anniversary. Awesome. Hoppy, but very smooth. Almost a grassy aroma. Darker than I expected. Alcohol is present, but not as strong as one would think by looking at the ABV. Bought several more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (200) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
Tap. Heavy pine, citrusy, lemons in the nose. Starts off sweet with heavy caramel notes, some fruit, apricot?. Finishes sweet then bitter with an alcohol overtone. Really tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Well, if the length of the name has anything to do with the beer, it should be great? lol The beer makes good its escape from the 22 ounce bottle a cloudless burnished copper, the head perfection, the color light tan and the texture creamy, upon its evitable demise, the lace forms a thick glutinous sheet to obfuscate the glass. Nose is chockablock with the hop flowery aroma, sweet malt supports the hops, hints of caramel, appetizing, nay mouth watering I say. Start has a pleasant malt profile, sweet with a definite hop spicy bitterness at the back, top is middling to full in its feel to the palate. Finish continues the big hop spicy bite, the acidity customary, the aftertaste dry as a bleached desert bone, my oh my if this ain’t a great beer, then I’m a teetotaler, and we know that ain’t so. lol


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