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Ballistic IPA - Ale Asylum

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Ballistic IPABallistic IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 26
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ballistic IPA is a fully loaded American-style IPA. The use of American Amarillo hops give it explosive citrus aromas and aggressive bitterness with a smooth finish.

(Beer added by: rockwell on 03-07-2009)
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Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SamuelR, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Daniel608, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

slavall, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

PhilDaBrewer, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CruzWilder, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

LauraHorn, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
4.79/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

qcbrewer, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

CraigTravor, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Curt1
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Curt1, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ramrod666, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hallertau, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Ourchestra, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kdwruck, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

redfox405, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

CWhite, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

mj81, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

PickwickHopz, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

teamwiggum, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SkinniePost, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

BellsFan, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

martyl1000, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Dovers, Apr 02, 2014
Ballistic IPA from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.