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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This American-style IPA has a mountain of Amarillo hops for explosive citrus aromas and aggressive bitterness with no metallic aftertaste. Ballistic is all natural and unfiltered for superior flavor and quality. It is brewed with passion and is best enjoyed that way.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
On tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison. Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of florals, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is of grapefruit, orange, lemon, florals.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Orange pour with a white head. Awesome citrus nose and taste. Rich dense malt backing. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Aroma is pine, mild mustiness and slight citrus. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit, citrus, biscuit malts, hop resin and a dry/bitter/slightly tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2013
On tap at Dotty’s in Madison. Pours a clear coppery orange with a small off-white head. Aroma has sweet fruits, citrus and caramel. Taste is of mango, peach and resin with some caramel and lemon zest. Light to medium body and quite dry. Finishes dryly citrusy. Hmmm. As good and hoppy as Hopalicious is, I would have thought Ballistic would be hoppier than this ... and thought it was at other times.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch with millions of tiny suspended particles. Medium beige head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus, and pine. Taste is about the same, medium sweet, light to medium bitter, woody. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Not bad, bit i suspect it was better fresh.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timrappelton (10) - - APR 30, 2013
I love love love how they showcase the amarillo hops in this beer! Great balance this brewery is known for using a lot of hops so I was really happy that while very hoppy they didn’t make something that made you feel like your chewing hops as you drink it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2013
12oz bottle hazy amber pour with large white head. Hop and pine aroma. Pine taste with malt finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had it out of a bottle and poured a rich hazy amber color, witha slight head but mega lacing. Strong sweet aroma and the taste is very mild with a hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68 (406) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Ale Asylum. Cloudy amber color with a frothy head. Prominent hop taste and aroma with just the right amount of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (412) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Smells hoppy but not as piney as cascade hops. Taste is hop forward yet well balanced. There isn’t a bad bitter aftertaste, in fact some malt sweetness comes through. A solid apa.


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