arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange with with white head, aroma is floral, grassy, resinous hops with a touch of caramel. Floral, grassy up front, bit of biscuit, caramel in the middle, dry finish that is slightly bitter. Very average IPA.
arone12 (894) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a orange color with anice floral scent to her. Good amount of hops present in her aroma. Taste has a decent amount of bitterness with some crazy oak blossom notes present. Decent beer. Drank this one with my boy Klitz!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale amber-orange, nose is herbal and caramel, taste is bitter with no hop flavor.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an off-whte head. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet malt, and grass. Taste is similar with mild grassy and citrusy hops, with some sweet malt. Mouth is medium bodied with a lightly bitter finish. Overall, a fair IPA.
ExpendableHero (708) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An average IPA. Cloudy orange pour with a minimal with a minimal white head. Zesty/hoppy aromas. Tastes of spices, fruits, and mild bitter notes. Less bitter than other IPAs, which I like. A bit bland, but not a bad beer. Enjoyed at Finneganís Wake in Key West, FL.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant mildly hopped IPA. Crisp and dry as the label says, but not as hoppy as Iíd like. Rated 8/14/02
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Ballard Bitter IPA India Pale Ale
1998--12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Light Red Golden color. Floral hops, but very subdued. Light body, clean finish.
1999--Crisp and Dry Extra Hoppy 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Classic IPA light red bright golden color. Light sweet floral hop front. Body is delicate. Hops prominent in finish, but balanced with rest of brew. A little light in body, but very tasty. Sampled 11/23/1999.
2001 Crisp and Dry Extra Hoppy 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear rich golden color. Thick pour. Lacy head. Mild smooth hop aroma with malt hints. Creamy malty sweet doughy caramel body. Mild clean citrus hop end develops heat. NW Pale Malt richness. 6.5% on Website. Sampled 11/1/2001.
2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Clear thin light amber color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp Bock like clean crystal malt body. Light dry crisp mildly sweet mild fruit flavor. Dry mild hop citrus end. Hoppy Bock. Mild IPA. Sampled 4/2/2002.
2002 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear rich golden color. Light head and lace. Crisp mild floral hop front. Smooth rich crisp crystal malt body with balanced sweetness and clean mild butter malt flavor. Smooth mild citrus bitter hop end. Sampled 9/8/2002.
2003--a.k.a. Ballard Bitter--New Style Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.51% ABV-38.5 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear thin golden amber color. Thin light lace head. Mild floral hop front. Dry sweet mild hot hop crisp tangy mild caramel body. Increasing hot mild citrus hop end. Mild IPA. Hot malt. Tasty. Sampled 8/18/2003.
2005-A aka Ballard Bitter 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--45 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Nice smooth hop fix. Sampled 1/8/2005.
2005-B New Block Graphic--Longneck Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--45 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear bright golden color. Floral hop front. Crisp tangy dry sweet thin caramel body. Tangy rich citrus hop end. Fresh, Clean, Tangy, Hoppy, Tasty but unbalanced despite only 45 IBUís. Sampled 6/3/2005.
2005-C--aka Ballard Bitter 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--45 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin golden color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp tangy thin mild sweet mild caramel citrus body. Tangy hop citrus clean mild IPA end. Subdued IPA. Sampled 6/1/2005.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo. Yellow color with a small white head. Malty, fresh hops aroma and a sweet malty, light floral hoppy, citrus taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap. dry and floral in the nose and a lot of pine in the taste. fairly ordinary
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent floral aroma. Poured a light amber color with a small white head that left a little bit of lacing. Good citrus flavor. Not very interesting or memorable and it was a bit thin but overall a solid IPA.