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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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!


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
This beer is both very hoppy and very malty - but to me, it still isn’t well-balanced. Everything is just so dense and concentrated, and it all hits you at once, right up front. There are no discernible aromatic hops in the finish - it seems like they just added all the hops at once, boiled the hell out of them, and ended up with a fairly simplistic, extremely bitter beer. It’s not "bad" by any means, but I don’t understand why they would take this approach, or why people find it to be so appealing. Still, I give it some extra points for affordability - it’s not often that you find such a "big beer" available in a six pack.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (535) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Rien n’est en retenue dans celle-ci mais c’est tout de même très bon. L’alcool est trop présent à mon goût mais l’amertume est parfaite pour le style. C’était très résineux et très peu effervescent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Draft: Poured a copper with a white colored head. Aroma was metallic and hops. Taste is light hops with a huge malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (275) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Aroma is filled with flowers and dried fruit. Taste is roasted nuts and bitter hops. A bit sweet with alcohol tones.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 9, 2016
To my taste, not the kind of IPA I typically enjoy - it's more about the bitterness than the hoppiness in this one. Glad I tried it, but not one I'd go for again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Pours murky gold with a quick white head. Nose is west coast hops with apple and a little booze. Malts play a bigger role in the flavor than the hops and are surprisingly dry and bready. Alcohol is well hidden. Definitely rides the line with double IPAs and is quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (771) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar, wheat bread, citrus and pine. Taste follows nose

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Fresh aroma of malt and light hops. Clear dark amber color, frothy two-finger tan head that stays, bubbly lace cobwebs. Taste is strong malt with some caramel that adds light carbonation and hops on the swallow, then moves easily to a long sweet and bitter finish that shows a little unsweetened tea. Big, but not heavy, but awfully strong for general drinking. I could buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (101) - - MAY 25, 2016
Pretty good, not an IPA like I usually have but a "strong ale" which was dark and strong. Had a good initial taste with no heavy aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
larry3 (8) - Exeter, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
One of my favorite beers and wish it was available year round. The flavor is first bitter ( like a good IPA) then smooth and a nice pour with a good head. The taste is so smooth you cannot have just one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Poured into wet snifter, heavy and mean yet smoooooove and delightful. It’s got the booze and you can taste it, but it’s still smooooooove amazingly. I’d like some more, thank you.


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