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RATINGS: 115   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 (31178) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, orange, and grass. Flavor of grass, florals, earth, bread, citrus, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - 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.

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

3.3
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8933) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle opened 5/9/10 and courtesy of Mr. Pickles. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark brown color with a medium sized tan frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is primarily citrus hops with a bit of a tropical vibe, and toffeeish malts. The taste is citrus hop notes with a strong earthy/resiny component. Some tropical notes here as well. Medium bodied. Pretty good IPA.


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