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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We went a little overboard on this one! A mash tun packed mostly with pale ale malt and several different varieties of crystal malt provide a firm, slightly sweet malt flavor while copious amounts of resiny Yakima Valley hops go berserk on bitterness, flavor and aroma. Yes, this IPA is massive, but thatís what going Ballz Deep is all about! Brewing specs: Original gravity: 19.0 Plato Terminal gravity: 3.25-3.75 Plato IBUs (approx.): 82


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2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hunter112 (38) - Nanuet, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
I was expecting a NW hop explosion from this, instead, I got a serious introduction to the malt backbone. Not sorry I bought this, but not quite what I expected. In any case, if you like malt, this oneís for you.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Can at Ranch-a-Thon XIV. Aroma is a malty caramel mess with loads of cardboard. No canned date so Iíll 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Captn_Ken (5) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (888) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
can from Letís Pour. Orange amber pour, medium bodied. Sweet maltiness, orange notes, toffee, caramel notes. Orange marmalade. decent bitterness, touch of sweet malts. OK

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Some malt, citrus, pine, earthy aromas, pours a clear orange/red color with an off white head with good carbonation. Has a nice bitterness with caramel, toffee, marmalade, resin. A little sweet in the middle. Pretty tasty feels like a northwest beer. Defiantly not like the style coming out of California.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Ballzdeep pours a deep orange with a tall tan cap. It gives off the aroma of caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel and a smooth finish. Surprised others have rated this so low. It is a very well crafted beer. Kudos to 7 Seas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1584) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
Can. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a 1 finger head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aromas are slightly stale pine/citrus hops mixed with biscuity malt. Taste is piney and citrusy up front and a strong bitterness takes over through the finish. Good biscuit malt backbone. Medium to thick body, a little oily in the mouthfeel. Overall, if the hops here tasted and smelled fresher, this would be really good. I donít think the can is old but I have no idea since there is no date on it.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Deep red. Sweet and thick. Surprisingly stale, malty aroma. Quite underwhelmed by this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Going ballz deep in this IIPA that should just be labeled a barley wine. Dark ruby pour with a big off white head. Sticky sweet red sucker, heavy handed piney hops, and bit of orange citrus, some caramel, and a bit of nuts. Thick, chewy mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation, bitter. Bump this up a percent or two and call it a barley wine and people would be happier with this beer I bet.


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