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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) rich opaque orange with a lasting creamy head. Nose of sweet orange, and the peel, grapefruit. Taste of orange pulp, candied fruits, a bit of cracker and a bit dank.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A decent IPA, a bit simple in the taste and nose profile. For the price its not a bad 6 pack to grab, but I wouldn’t go far out of my way to try it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber. Aroma is malt and sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty syrupy. Taste is bitter in the end with a strong malt presence. Not too hoppy in the finish. Overall just decent. Drinkable, but nothing exceptional in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Clear and copper colored with a small off white head. A very nice aroma is citrus and caramel. Flavor is also citrus and they are fairly complex. Malt is bready and sweet. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (523) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pint at pub, nice hay-Orange color with off white head, fruit citrus aroma, a bit of spice. Initial sweet bite, grapefruit, resin finish. Surprisingly delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, orange, and grass. Flavor of grass, florals, earth, bread, citrus, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, orange color with a plasitc creamy vanilla aroma, flavors of chocolate, caramel, almond and vanilla

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle with no date. Pours a dark brown cider color with a nice foamy off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing. For a standard American IPA this one smells above average. It smells very sweet but like hop candy. The hops have an acidic, grassy, raw tone to them. I like my IPAs hoppier than this but it is a decent beer taste-wsie. Their hop selection is good, but it needs more of it. And Amarillo isn’t particularity the best of the hop varieties, it would be nice if thy accented it. The malts kinda fall short here, they are up front in the taste but aren’t complementary to the hops. The mouthfeel is a bit thin on carbonation, too little carbonation for the style, though the drinkability is higher. Overall it is a middle of the road ipa with a good scent to it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-15-2010 21:42:05

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a slightly cloudy deep amber/orange color with a 2 finger head that slowly recedes, leaving lace as it goes down. Metallic aroma in the nose along with citrus rind and some tropical fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Opens with a slightly swet caramel flavor that quickly overtaken by a fruit hop characteristic. Ends with a slight bitterness. No real trace of the 7.5% alcohol. Decent enough but not a stand out either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1053) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, balance, malty and hoppy. Nice bitter finish. A nice IPA.


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