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 (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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 (29851) - 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 (3401) - Media, 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 (13804) - 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 (32344) - 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.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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