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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (413) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. @ Ale Asylum. Very good IPA. Loads of citrus with a decent caramel malt backbone. I’ll be drinking this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewsconsin (11) - - JAN 15, 2013
The hop aroma and flavor of this brew are a great example of a well-hopped American-IPA. What I enjoy most about the brew is that Ale Asylum brews it with only one hop variety (Amarillo I believe) so one can really appreciate and understand what that hop has to offer. Hopalicious and Satisfaction Jacksin are the same way, but with different hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Good, straightforward IPA. Hops display a mostly citrusy profile. Solid malt backbone. I wouldn’t say this isn’t as aggressive as some more extreme IPAs, nor as well balanced as some of the more subtle classics, but still quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. There’s an earthy and unusual flavor character here that I really enjoyed. I pinned the taste along the likes of rosewater mixed with spiced hops, but others may call it something else. The flavors are crisp and refreshing without sacrificing boldness. The beer has a foggy amber appearance and a thin layer of white foam with some lacing. Medium bodied. It was reminiscent of a holiday-spice-ipa that would feel appropriate at the tail end of summer. I bet it goes well with cajun food. I look forward to trying this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours medium amber that leans more towards a green color and cloudier than the Hopalicious. It's an okay IPA but the flavors are muddled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
I have had both on tap and out of the bottle, but I prefer the tap. This had a good balance of malt and hop, which is a plus for me. I like the almost citrus notes that this one has. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1198) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Thick looking, cloudy, murky burnt orange. Balanced citrus sweetness and bitterness. Wet finish. Pleasant aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
br3wcr3w (3) - Madison, USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
Very citrus aroma, more muted and balanced on the palette. Cloudy almost amber pour with thin soapy head and moderate lacing. Great standard IPA, nothing extreme or gimmicky. Ale Asylum gets it right again...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
starewich (140) - - OCT 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 Pours nearly opaque in a way that says "I dare you." This is amazing. Smoky, woody, tangy, savory and satisfying, maybe even bolder and wilder than Ale Asylum’s double IPA. I can see myself drinking a lot of these this winter.


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