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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
This American-Style IPA has a mountain of Amarillo hops, giving it aggressive citrus aroma and bitterness on a firm bed of malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAY 30, 2010
12oz bottle.
Pours a deep amber-orange that is surprisingly clear given the amount of yeast sediment stirring about in there. Big pillowy white head forms on pour and gradually settles down to a light layer that never goes away. Big chunks of lace are left behind as the glass empties. Aroma is a burst of orange and grapefruit plus a solid caramel-malt backbone. Flavor is substantially bitter with floral, resiny hops whose citrus character is a little less prominent in the flavor than in the aroma. The caramel-y malt stays in the background and provides good support to keep the hops from getting out of control. Some good earthy yeasty goodness provides yet another flavor dimension to this multi-layered brew. A tiny hint sour-mash flavor shows up as the beer warms that seems out of place, but not enough to materially detract from the overall experience. Thick and tingly palate with long, floral/bitter aftertaste. Yep, this one’s a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
received a couple of 12oz bottles in a trade with kmadison. I really appreciate having been given the opportunity to try this fantastic IPA amigo! Appearance: Definately quite red...almost like a peach iced tea or raspberry iced tea. Off white head with good retention and lacing. Smell: loads of grapefruit and pine resin...mmmm pine resin! Taste: loads of grapefruit, pine resin, and toasted malt. Not quite caramel which I’m happy about. More biscuity. Really tasty stuff! Mouthfeel: Not too heavy or sticky. Good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Not the best because of the loads of citrus hops but still good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-17-2009

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2010
The Dan Journal #348. Tasted 5/3/10. 12oz bottle. Mildly hazy with an amber hue. Spotty clinging bone white head. Aromas of bright citrus candy and citrus, grapefruity hops. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Bright with a dry finish. A touch light on the palate, but a sure smooth sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Pint served out on the patio. The pour was a hazy, orangy copper color, with decent, off white, bubbly foam to the head, and clingy ribbons of lacing. The aroma was heavy graininess, substantial malt, resiny pine, and some mid-fruit sweetness. The mouthfeel had a nice creaminess to it, as the flavor added slight caramel hints to the mix, but also an odd, briney, astrigency to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Compliments of Brian Da Beer Pimp, poured a lovely and cloudy dark amber. Aroma immediate of pines, malts. The flavour was upfront pine resin with a hop bomb bitterness. Malt comes in to balance the floral bitterness. Wow, what an incredible IPA, could drink this regularly. Thanks Bri

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Draught at the pub. Pours a deep copper amber with a creamy off-white head. Full, slightly sweet resinous piney hop aroma. Flavor is dryly bitter with a bit of sugary sweetness. Overall could use a little punch but quaffable and with a nice lingering dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2010
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
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

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