sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tmoreau (3054) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
coharahawk (170) - 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 (4618) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (10105) - 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 (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.