Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed orange-amber pour with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of biscuit malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, bready malt and dried fruits. The finish is caramel malt up front with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
andrewje41 (679) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 Oz can pour. Pours a copper color. Bitter hops and caramel malt flavors, and a little boozy. Decent flavor here. You can tell it’s strong by the taste. Overall a pretty good IIPA. Will drink again.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark amber with a thin white head, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, hops, and a slight pine.
taste is about the same as the small with some malt.
Lizardking3 (126) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At killer burger on tap. Smells bitter, not much for notes here. Goes down nice, carbonated well and bitter afterbite. Decent
EdInSaltLake (683) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, herbal hop aroma. Stale-like oxidized aroma; less of that in the flavor, but it’s there. Citrus/grapefruit and peppery hops. Light caramel malt.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can shared by Ed
Clear deep golden with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, caramel and dusty. Flavors of caramel, paper, bitter pine and dry finish
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is pretty light for me and only has a bit of grassiness coming through. Taste is quite bitter, and has a surprising bit of toastiness coming through. Interesting.
onceblind (4670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber under a thick foamy off white head. The nose was grassy and piney with something like clean mountain spring water. Big resiny and floral flavor with a clean biscuity caramalt undertone with a small sticky sweetness toward the finish. Kinda leafy bitter throughout.
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Ranch-a-Thon XIV. Aroma is a malty caramel mess with loads of cardboard. No canned date so I’ll guess this is super fresh since it was just purchased on Wednesday! Taste is again a faded hop nightmare. Loads of malt and very little hops left. Can date your beer.
Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my first Northwest double IPA and love at first sight. Ballz Deep has a nice caramel and toffee smell. It pours reddish-orange and has a strong bitter taste at first with hint of caramel and toffee tones, but then finishes off with a slight citrus taste. The strong ABV value of this one puts a mile on your face about half-way through your first pint. After a few years and trying many more beers, BD is not my #1, but always a decent back-up if I need to grab a quality craft beer quickly, as it is stocked at all the local stores in my area.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well I guess u get what u pay for. There are cheaper brews than this imperial at 7.50..but it is very nice. Amber color, highly hopped and bold grassy like hop caramel flavor. This is a big bold excellent brew.