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Ballistic IPA - Ale Asylum

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Ballistic IPABallistic IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 22
Gots: 12 | 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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wallrock

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-23-2011 16:58:20 | More by wallrock
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mgo737

Iowa

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If this beer was on the west coast, it would be rated up there with all the best IPAs, whether from Russian River or Ballast Point. Blasphemy, I know... Here in Wisconsin, Ballistic is kind of like when Marty McFly plays Johnny B. Goode and says, "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it."

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 03:07:01 | More by mgo737
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-18-2011 17:55:54 | More by I2uss
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-15-2012 19:54:12 | More by TimRasmussen
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Notes Jan 15 2012

Pours a hazy amber, looks very nice in the glass.

Smells of armerreto, faint tropical fruit, and a little pine.

Taste is bitter grapefruit up front, earthy, bready malt backbone, ends on more bitter grapefruit dryness.

Mouthfeel is a bit creamy for me.

A decent IPA, just not my favorite. If you like Armarillo hops then this is you IPA. But I found it to be a bit different and odd.

Re-review - Feb 2013

I have had to change my review because having re visited I have discovered that I love this beer, Fresh Citrus just burst from every sip, the smell and taste are so fresh. It finishes remarkabely clean with not an off flavor in sight!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 15:39:39 | More by nickapalooza86
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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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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

06-02-2013 16:26:17 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

03-18-2013 10:57:32 | More by MarshMan71
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-17-2013 22:45:20 | More by Wobbly
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brokenleadedcask

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received SUPER fresh from GbvDave, thanks Dave!! Reviewed from notes.

I had never heard of this brewery until Dave mentioned he was getting some and we were working on a trade anyway, so bonus. Glad he suggested it. The cloudy amber, nice puffy head and super glue lacing were inviting me to savor it's goodness. The aroma punched me between the eyes before I got close, GRAPEFRUIT, ORANGE, HOPS oh my! The fresh hop flavor bounced around in my mouth like a super-ball. Did someone slip a slice of invisible orange in my glass when I wasn't looking? I've had quite a few IPA's, but this one has something special I can't quite put my finger on. Is it the earthy-ness, the hop schedule, or just WI water? The clean finish left no residue or hop bitterness around to just "hang-out". This is a very drinkable IPA, bright flavors and a clean finish make it a winner. I didn't really want to finish it.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 22:34:47 | More by brokenleadedcask
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Curt1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-03-2014 21:10:56 | More by Curt1
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-04-2013 01:23:53 | More by milwaukee512
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Daniel608

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-23-2014 02:29:06 | More by Daniel608
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DividedAvery

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-18-2012 06:26:15 | More by DividedAvery
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into two white wine glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

A: Pours an interesting mix of hazy ruby-red and tarnished copper. Very creamy light-tan head that's chock full of bubbles and lace leaving abilities.

S: This absolutely REEKS of Amarillo hops! I love Amarillo hops. Tons of citrus, spice, and toasted malt, as well.

T: Boatloads of citrus (grapefruit and orange) with fresh-cut pine bough, toasted malt, pineapple, and a touch of mint in the finish.

M: Very sticky and juicy. Awesome hoppy bitterness with touches of sweet caramel and dry spice.

D: Very, very impressive. This, and Tyranena's Bitter Woman IPA would so be my everyday IPA's if I lived in the WI!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 00:15:58 | More by GbVDave
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bretsky07

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-05-2012 19:10:34 | More by bretsky07
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-15-2012 18:09:28 | More by theholdsteady
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Tuey13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a opaque copper/honey color with an off-white half finger head..

The smell is floral, pineapple, grapefruit, and of course pine. I also get the sweetness from the malts on the nose as well.

The taste follows the nose, citrus and pine... very bitter... but with the sweetness from the malts this is very well balanced. I love that this is not over the top... perfect!

I love how rich and full-bodied this is..Ale Asylum always impresses me with their well crafted beers. I have yet to be disappointed with any of their offerings. A+

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:15:01 | More by Tuey13
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Natetoad

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-22-2011 18:00:40 | More by Natetoad
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kyledg

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-20-2012 21:49:29 | More by kyledg
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Endeavor11

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-10-2014 00:27:39 | More by Endeavor11
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Durb777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-10-2012 03:53:42 | More by Durb777
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Renae

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-18-2012 00:08:11 | More by Renae
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panders07

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-05-2013 00:44:20 | More by panders07
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-23-2012 20:45:57 | More by MaxOfMetal
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Ballistic IPA from Ale Asylum
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.