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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 that’s 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hunter112 (42) - 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 one’s for you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3465) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (989) - 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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (927) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5610) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
can from Let’s Pour. Orange amber pour, medium bodied. Sweet maltiness, orange notes, toffee, caramel notes. Orange marmalade. decent bitterness, touch of sweet malts. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (243) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1770) - 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 don’t think the can is old but I have no idea since there is no date on it.

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