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Ballistic IPA - Ale Asylum

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Ballistic IPABallistic IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rockwell on 03-07-2009)
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Estarrio for providing this as an extra in a recent trade. Excellent trader.

A foamy 2 finger white head rises above the beer and then slowly begins to fade away. A deep copper/amber color with excellent clarity.. (decanted and left sediment in the bottle) Quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Aroma is fantastic, fresh and bold. Big perfume, floral hops. Some deep pine aromas..

Wow, a great IPA. Balance and depth.. Starts with some nice malt/cracker tones and some nice fruits take center stage. A slight touch of caramel, but not really sweet... or is it a touch of nutty flavor?? Light citrus and smooth pine flavors from the hops at the end.

Smooth mouth feel and medium light body.

Wonderfully drinkable. Man, I wish I had another bottle of this stuff.

Excellent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 18:24:59 | More by Reagan1984
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LauraHorn


4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-20-2014 14:59:10 | More by LauraHorn
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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Although not as near to my heart as Ale Asylum's Hopalicious, this is still one incredible IPA. It's very bitter and citrusy, but with a balanced sweetness that Ale Asylum always seems to get right. And, oh what glorious hops! If you are an IPA lover and can find this one locally, it should be in your rotation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 02:59:20 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2014 00:49:04 | More by qcbrewer
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-09-2014 04:53:04 | More by CraigTravor
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orangeish amber with a soapy white head. Very pleasing citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit along with a bit of alcohol. In the taste, more citrus and caramel notes. Grapefruit rind and ample bitterness. Well rounded ipa flavors of citrus and pine. Medium to full bodied ale, bitters and citrus in the finish. Overall, a solid drinkable hop-forward brew I would certainly have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 23:59:10 | More by Stinkypuss
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Curt1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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robear

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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kdwruck

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful pour into a tulip glass. A rusty, murky orange, with a khaki head and prodigious lacing.

Oh, my, what a sweet aroma. Ripe navel orange and bubblegum. Some malt stiffening the piney twinge.

The flavor in the mouth doesn't follow the aroma. There's almost no sweetness. It's a pleasing bitterness, both citric and floral. Finishes dry and clean. But disappointing that there's none of the juicy sweetness or malt promised in the aroma.

Smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation that makes it quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:59:57 | More by martyl1000
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Arizona

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Wisconsin

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Ballistic IPA from Ale Asylum
88 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.