coharahawk (167) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tab at brewery. Dark golden-orange with reddish hues. Aroma is juicy ctirus hops (amarillo). Nicely balanced flaovr with plenty of requisite hops and a little caramel malt backbone. Nicely done.
TomDecapolis (4336) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Josh. Poured an orange amber with a smaller sized off white head. Aroma was very fruity and generally a nice hop aroma. Amarillo really coming across in the nose. Flavor was more of the citrusy hop bomb, some toasted/caramel malt to help balance. Love the Amarillo
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a medium amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas toastiness, floral hops, and some citrus. Tastes of citrus, floral, and lighter caramel.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding IPA from Ale Asylum. all components are suped up but the bitterness and crispness stay true to the basic IPA style. Personally I don’t mind when an IPA gets sweet in order to match a big hop content and beef up the ABV, but Ballistic IPA manages to do that while keeping that crisp bitterness- You don’t see that too often- nice job
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with white head, aroma is huge citrus and piny hops. Taste up front is indicative of hop bursting, with a huge citrus taste leading into a bit of sweet malt and finishes a bit sweet and a bit bitter. Really good tastes, but lacks in bitterness and complexity at the end.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear copper color with a thick white head, good bubbles. Definite hop aroma, citrusy, where’s the malt? Yummy hop flavor. Medium body, dry finish, definite hop bitterness. I did not know this ale had amarillo hops, I enjoy these hops, so that is why I like this IPA. Wow, nicely done. For the style, maybe this ranks low, but if you are a hop head, this one is for you.
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malt combined with notes of over ripe fruits, leading to a dry, alcoholic, and bitter hoppy finish. Thanks CaptainCougar for coming to Denmark and sharing this.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a bumpy beige head. Nose is orange, spruce and caramel. Smooth medium body with a tingle. Taste is caramel, orange, peach and grass. Soft bitter finish. Good IPA but not so memorable.
Theis (12136) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Clear golden/amber - white head. High malty, lovely hoppy, sweetness, bitterness, resin, toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), licorice. Nice.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is hops fruity, light wooden, pine wood and caramelish roasted aroma. Fruity and solid caramelish flavoured. Bitter and dry flavoured. Lingering caramelish flavoured finish.