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RATINGS: 1581   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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3.6
cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
cask at gbbf ... 2012 ... copper ... light tan head ... woody toffee ... odd nose ... zezty orange ... heavy fruits ... light zezt ... bitter toffee ... juicy orange

4.2
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
Tap at Mudville 9, NYC. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I’d probably classify this as an IPA. Pours orange-gold with a medium, pure white head. Very sweet, citrus fruity aroma with loads of caramel malts. The primary characteristic of this beer is a sweet, sugary maltiness, but the hops are undeniable. Some pine and resin, but light. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Alcohol gives the beer some nice depth but is not overbearing. Loved this beer.

3.9
Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 030913

4.2
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
Nice amber color, hazy. Very good malt, both the aroma and flavor; strong mouthfeel, just showing some alcohol, extreme but well balanced. Good hopping. Very good.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow MA, 18/05/13. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, pine, tropical fruit backnotes, mineral tones. Taste is caramel malt forward, good hop bite, pine, bitter hops, grapefruit, sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a good dose of hop bitterness. Well balanced, good stuff.

3.8
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden/copper color with a beautiful lasting offwhite/beige head. Roasted malty aroma, lots of caramel, toffee, hoppy bitterness, plums, citrus, peach, some pine. Hoppy citrus flavor, caramel, hay, plums, raisins, caramel, warming alcohol, toffee notes, grassy, pine needles. Hoppy finish with caramel, citrus, raisins and some alcohol. Good beer!

4.3
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Gbbf 2012. wow now that is good. Like a hoppy barley wine. Some overt sweetness true. The aroma is magical. Promises so much. Some burn and heat on finish. But its pretty beery good. Lovely beer. A sipper.

4
saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, fruit and spices.

3.8
mcberko (17824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours golden amber with a small head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and sugar. Flavour of caramel, brown sugar, oak, and a little bit of hops. Excellent.

2.3
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Draught: Archer Ale House, Bellingham, WA. Bright copper colour. The aroma is slightly floral with brown sugar notes and woody hoppiness. Bitter, woody hop character with slightly chewy brown sugar malts. The finish is a bit astringent and alcoholic. Not really sure where they’re going with this. It shows me nothing new and isn’t particularly palatable. These flavours and aromas are better served as instruments in an orchestra rather than being the whole band.


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