hopdog (9713) - 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 (8582) - 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.
Ungstrup (30234) - 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 (3520) - 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 (14306) - 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 (34856) - 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 (10347) - 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 (25074) - 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