Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeeve (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009 does not count
This stuff is extremely tasty. Almost perfect. My only "complaint" is the 9% alcohol level. Ouch. It doesn’t taste that strong, I could easily drink more of this stuff than advisable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
Draft at Jerry’s. Copper with good, creamy tan head / Nose of fresh cut pine and brown sugar / Medium body, sweet and creamy, with potent malt and hop balance, and excellent finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, burnt sugar, orange, grapefruit, and lemon / A rival for Dreadnaught.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale is a crystal clear, rich amber ale with a dense, frothy, off-white head that thins and leaves outstanding lacing. Sweet, resiny malt and bright, fresh, wooden hops are strong and well balanced in the nose. It’s medium-full bodied and silky smooth with a quick and slightly sticky finish. It tastes sweet, bitter and bold. The flavors are well balanced and blend together to provide a big, fruity (pineapple), wooden, resiny flavor. It’s incredibly drinkable, even at this strength. A very solid American Strong Ale here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle@Home., label said 9.03%, aged about 18 months. Underrated for sure! This is so powerful and wonderfully balanced in both aroma and flavour. Amazing. One of my favourite beers ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bucs572000 (237) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marv3mania (185) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
screigh (533) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (441) - 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.

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