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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hunter112 (59) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (978) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizardking3 (166) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
At killer burger on tap. Smells bitter, not much for notes here. Goes down nice, carbonated well and bitter afterbite. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5573) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4030) - 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 (4965) - 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 (1153) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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.

   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.

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