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RATINGS: 110   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with toasted malt, caramel and floral notes. Hoppy flavour with toasted malt, caramel, flowers and pine.. Finished bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Clear, warm amber golden with an off-white head. Fat, piney grapefruit aroma. Medium body, caramel, solid fruity hoppiness. Good hop bite in the finish. 300809

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was tall, creamy, and off white with excellent retention and lacing. Immediately after pouring it smelled very fruity ala citrusy hops. After sitting the glass for a minute or two some malty caramel, graham, and toasted bread emerged. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild to moderate hop bitterness. Tasted of caramel, orange blossom, and a hint of unripe apricot. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Date: July 19, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine dirty white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet and bready aroma, lots of balancing floral hops, sweet crystal balanced by earthyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich balanced flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness balance bready malts, just a touch of crystal sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub. A very solid and tasty IPA that can easily compete with some of the big dogs. This place is great and will be coming around soon...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2009
The most intense beer I’ve ever tried up to this point. Wow! Aroma of hops and citrus fruit. Flavor of grapefruit and hops. I really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2009
(12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small off-white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/mango, some peach, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple, mango, light biscuit. Medium body, some resin. Alcohol hardly noticeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Brown-orange color. Foamy, soapy head. All out Amarillo aroma, very nice. Hop taste is in your face too, quite a big Amarillo blast. Strawlike bitter and dry notes. Some citrus too. Very well done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle bought @Riley’s in Madison early may. More malt noticable for aroma and some citrus. Cloudy copper body with off white head. Thicker malt dominated the flavor and took away the crispness that is present in an ipa. Heavy on the palate this beer seemed to have lost some zip.


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