hunter112 (59) - Nanuet, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 16 oz can into a tumbler on 11.13.14.
A: Citrusy. It smells a lot like Oskar Blues Deviant Daleís. Tropical fruit with a big brown sugar malt base.
A: 2 finger head. See through red/amber body.
T: Pineapple and brown sugar dominate. Pine is subtle and on the back end.
O: It really does smell and taste a lot like Deviant Daleís, but itís a bit rougher around the edges. Setting that aside, itís not in the West Coast style because it has a big malt presence. This does have a nice bittersweet piney sting on the back end.
andrewje41 (978) - 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 itís strong by the taste. Overall a pretty good IIPA. Will drink again.
robforbes (2083) - 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 (166) - 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 (703) - 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 itís there. Citrus/grapefruit and peppery hops. Light caramel malt.
Sledutah (5573) - 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 (4030) - 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 (4965) - 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 (1153) - 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 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.
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.