hunter112 (38) - 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.
thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, 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.
Davhgbrew (888) - Coconut Creek, Florida, 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.
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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umich03jm (1584) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red. Sweet and thick. Surprisingly stale, malty aroma. Quite underwhelmed by this one.
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.