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Satisfaction Jacksin - Ale Asylum

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BA SCORE
86
very good

226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EliteDigger on 10-02-2009)
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adman08

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours slightly cloudy due to a small amount of sediment in the bottle. Has a slightly copper amber color. Pours with ample off-white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and a thin layer of foam on the surface of the beer.
S-Strong aromas of citrus with a slightly earthy, herbal scent as well. Some malt comes through also.
T-Hops dominate. Strong flavors of citrus and herbal/earthy hops. Lots of malt as well. The citrus flavor from the hops combined with the malt results in a slightly sweet flavor.
M-Very thick and malty. Slightly sticky but not a beer that will completely weigh you down. Good carbonation.
Overall, a very good double IPA. I look forward to the release of this beer every year and it's always a little different. This years has more sweetness and a more pronounced citrus hop flavor. Considering the high alcohol and all the hops it's actually a fairly refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 17:59:54 | More by adman08
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cavedave

New York

2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark bronze, thick and cloudy, topped by a finger of beige head that is slow to go. Slathers of lace cling like crazy climbers.

Not much aroma, perhaps a bit of caramel and pine, even lighter grass and citrus.

Lotta pine in front of the sip, then some vegetal and dank, some caramel and bready sweet, ending with the sweet getting a bit syrupy and some deep pine bitter resin kicking in. Very unbalanced, and not that tasty, not that clean, and lacking artistry.

Despite the thick look, and extreme hopping, it is less viscous than many IIPA, and has a finish that is not clean, and less than optimal in all other ways.

This is a slap in the face without dexterity, and a form made without craft nor balance. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 18:08:33 | More by cavedave
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RHCP313

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint. No Bottled On Date visible.

Playing: The Black Keys–Brothers

A: Pours a dark honey amber with some gold and ruby highlights when held to the light. A relatively thick ring of eggshell head follows the pour but dissipates, leaving some immediate lace sticking to the sides of my pint. Hazy with slow carbonation showing.

S: First smells are juicy, citrusy hops. Some tropical fruit fills the nose, almost artificial reminiscent of Starburst candy. Some sweet malt coming through and maybe a little heat. A really nice smelling beer.

T: Unfortunately, the details in the nose are not coming through on flavor. Pretty thin overall taste, with lemon and tart fruit supported by a malt backbone you kind of have to search for. Slightly bitter, but a little disappointing for a DIPA recipe that claims three pounds of Centennial hops per barrel.

M: I was worried about this at the pour. Thin, and barely carbonated. A slick, watery mouthfeel makes me wonder if I picked up an old or loosely capped bottle.

O: Damn. Ale Asylum is definitely one of my favorite up-and-coming breweries and I really don't feel like Satisfaction Jacksin stands up to the other quality brews I've had by them. Something just doesn't seem right. The only thing that seemed to shine was the nose, and the rest fell flat...literally. I'll definitely keep drinking Ale Asylum, but I'll wait to try this again until it's fresh on draft somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:16:26 | More by RHCP313
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augustgarage

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to northyorksammy for the box of Wisconsin! Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head oversnized snifter.

Flame/tenné liquid with a very slight off-white collar in the glass. No real lacing or legs. Poor retention.

Fruity, peppery, citrus-laden hop notes in the nose with hints of capsicum and caramel.

Dark malty palate entry suggests caramel, toast, and maybe a kiss of rye. Moderate bitterness comes through on the mid-palate, though the hop flavors, while lasting, are unfocused. Herbal, earthy, peppery finish with maybe a touch of diacetyl in the aftertaste.

Medium-light bodied, slick and vaguely oily yet somehow watery mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Unique, but not entirely satisfactory example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 21:24:28 | More by augustgarage
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dimensionQ

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An overall average double IPA since it uses straight Cascade hops, and it is overall a bit too sweet for its own good. It's all pine on the nose, and pine in the taste, but overall, it uses way too much caramel malt. If the recipe used a bit less, it would be a nice, dry and crisp double IPA and be a far superior brew. It is still light compare to some other brewers' IIPAs, but for this beer to be remarkable it requires it to be very dry. A recipe tweak could easily turn this into a finely attenuated brew for one of those brutal fall heatwaves. Otherwise, it is a bit too sweet and run of the mill for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 05:40:14 | More by dimensionQ
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

A- Burnt-orange with a 1 finger tan head that lingers and leaves nice lacing.

S- Smells of sweet malts, that's it.

T- Carmel, hop acid, no bitterness

D- Drinks almost too easily, more on the bland side. Age of this bottle may be in question.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 05:20:57 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TheDTrain

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In honor of the Badgers Rose Bowl trip, I cracked open an Ale Asylum out of Madison, WI. Appearance was an intriguing dirty amber. You could actually see bits of yeast in the glass! Aroma & flavor was surprisingly dominated by the malts. Hops was secondary followed by crisp pine, orange, grapefruit, and an alcohol hint.

Great drinkability but a bit lacking in hops & body for a DIPA. For $3 a bottle, I'm on the fence about picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 17:03:35 | More by TheDTrain
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in780

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle given to me by my bro in law...thanks Matt. Into a pint glass. Here we go:

A - Amber color with visible yeast, slight head. Looks pretty.

S - Equal between sweet and hops

T - Plenty of hops but balanced. Alcohol is a little evident but not overpowering. Aftertaste is on the bitter side

M - A little thinner than most DIPAs I've had

D - Goes down fine, but one is plenty

OK, not at the top of my list to seek out again

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 02:17:09 | More by in780
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Auburn colored...muddied...minimal head

S-Barleywinesque with the strong toffeeish maltiness...rustic hop presence..

T-Pretty balanced but maltier than hoppier....reminds again of a BW with the caramel/toffee malt load and the woodsy/rustic hoppiness. Nice flavor.

M-Full bodied...creamy texture...not much bitterness on the finish.

D-A nice enjoyable beer. Not much of a DIPA but a nice beer none-the-less

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 06:03:09 | More by ZAP
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, burgandy tone. Tight off white cap. Lacing comes in evenly spaced rings. Rich caramel malt tones on the nose with hops punctuating with piney and resiny notes. Flavor follows suit with a nicely balanced DIPA. Caramel and toffee malt base with herbal, resiny, piney and tropical hop tones. What's maybe missing a little bit in this DIPA is a pronounced bitterness. It's there, but lighter than I'd expect from a DIPA (and the neck label). Body is medium-full. And the carbonation is spot on. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 20:47:40 | More by Bighuge
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark orange, good initial head.

Lots of caramel malt, some floral hops.

Very sweet --- caramel and toffee are up front, slight floral and muted pine hop notes. Verging on too buttery when cold, but this improved as it warmed.

Viscous mouthfeel.

This was just fine, but wasn't really what excites me in a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:21:54 | More by Strix
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from BeerFMAndy as part of an awesome Wisconsin monster box he sent my way. Thanks Andy!

A: Pours a beautiful cloudy caramel color, with a huge foamy head that stayed afloat throughout the session.

S: Cascady! Grapefruity! Malty! Yummy! Despite the floral smell, I detect a strong caramel malt presence. I can't wait to dig in!

T: It has a terrific ground up aspirin (or even Flintstone Vitamin) quality that I'm very fond of. It's very hop forward, with the cascade taking center stage, but fortunately, the malt is not far behind. It reminds me of a slightly smaller version of Port Brewing's Hop 15.

M: It's sweet for sure, but it is more of a "man candy" sweetness that is not cloying and can be addicting if you are a hophead. The carbonation is great, and the ABV would be undetectable even under the most powerful microscope in the galaxy.

D: I saw on their website that this is being sold in sixers for a limited time. That could be dangerous....

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 01:33:16 | More by Chaney
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring of lace and some sheeting. the body was a densely colored brown.
s - caramel malts, brown sugar. not much of a hop aroma which is disappointing.
t - some piney hops and an underlying sweetness.
m - medium and slick.
d - very well-balanced and easy sipper.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 00:08:08 | More by GPHarris
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samie85

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a deep caramel mahogany color with a glistening two finger, light tan, pillowy head.

S-Pine and pineapple with some mango and deep caramel malt notes.

T-Strong bitter pine with a little bit of piney hops and some caramel malt with a drying, bitter finish.

M-Pretty effervescent and well carbonated with medium body and a drying mouthfeel.

D-Pretty high considering ABV but I was hoping for a little more from this one. It's a really pine forward and dry IIPA, so those wary of such beers would be wise to avoid this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 01:46:33 | More by samie85
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into English pint.

A- Pours a deep ruby red with a slight haze to it and isn't completely transparent. Pours a half finger of head that dissipates quickly but leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S- Big amounts of hops and malt at the forefront. A little bit of tropical fruit and a bunch of pine. A good sweetness from the malt and a little grass on the end.

T- The malt is much more pronounced in the taste and the hops seem to be more balanced. There is a sweetness to the beer and goes well with the tropical fruits. Like the nose, there is a definite grassy tone but overall well balanced.

M- Medium to full bodied that lacks a big hop bite like I was hoping for. Almost a chewy beer that is a little dry on the finish.

D- Decent beer that has nice balance but nothing really sticks out with it. There was no dating on the bottle so there is a chance that the hops aren't as present because of it. I guess I will never know so this is what I have to go by.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 03:09:03 | More by Wisconsinality
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hawks10

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Ale Asylum pint glass. No freshness date, but as a Fall 2010 release, I assume this one is pretty fresh...

Pours a pretty haze, dark copper color. When held to the light it is a nice glowing dark amber, appears hazy and thick, just how I like my IPA's. Two fingers of dense off white head forms and sticks around forever, leaving some lacing behind...

An abundance of floral and slightly tropical hop aromas hit you first. You can tell a load of malt was used in this brew as well, very sweet with caramel and toffee. Balanced, nice...

Flavor falls a little short of expectations given the nice intensity of the aroma. Citrus hops hit first but then the thick malt takes over, sweet and sugary, caramel. Could use a bit more bittering from the hops, although bitter, the sweetness of the malt overshadows the hops, not enough bite. Still pretty good, but a little less sweet and a little more hop would greatly benefit this beer...

Medium to heavy bodied, thick, sticky, resinous. Low carbonation, but enough...

Decent DIPA, didn't do anything to wow me, but didn't have any seriously bad aspects...would try again, probably on tap, if no other options...

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 23:08:12 | More by hawks10
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Florida9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ Brickhouse BBQ

A: Served in a shaker pint with just the slightest surface coating of off-white head. Beer itself is deep caramel brown in color. There is minimal lacing

S: Sweet caramel malt with some pine and citrus.

T: Damn, this one has some serious caramel malt. A bit of orange and some faint hops try to cut through the malt, but sweet malt is the dominant flavor here. Moderate bitterness. Lingering malt finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium with a good dose of residual maltiness in the mouth. Lower carb level. Alcohol shows through as a bit of heat.

D: An average, rather malt centric and sweetish tasting DIPA that is not to my liking. Not necessarily difficult to drink, just not my preferred expression of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2010 02:22:16 | More by Florida9
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Ale Asylum (Madison, WI) on 8/9/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear copper, topped with a thin covering of slightly off-white head. This retains with a thinner looking creamy richness that leaves some thick swathes of lace behind which hang down the sides with a sticky look. The aroma has some rather big malt character going on with it but the hops are equally huge as well, with some tangy sweet notes of pineapple and apricot, while more bitter grapefruit comes out along the back. Pine and spice add some sharpness to this but it's mostly coming off as overall sweet and sticky in the nose.

Caramel, bread, and tropical fruit all form a thick backbone of sweetness in the taste, which is more than up to the challenge of balancing the hops. Speaking of which, this possesses a big bite of spice and bitter grapefruit that leaves dry earth and lingering resins in the backend. This finishes with a more moderate dryness, as some residual sweetness makes itself know as well. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied and this thankfully has a nice easy smoothness to the carbonation despite the bigger feel on this. Some of the ABV is definitely felt in the body but I'm happy to report that I'm not really picking up any actual alcohol flavor at all.

There's a lot of "largeness" going on with DIPA in both the malt and hops department but fortunately the great feel on this helps save the day, keeping this flowing readily and not allowing any of that big ABV to hang around for too long.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 19:28:35 | More by Kegatron
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I guess you could call this dark orange, but it's almost a light brown with an orange tinge. The head is tan in color and has a nice creamy texture to it. A bit of lace as well.

The smell is pretty light. What I do pick up is some piney hops, but that is about it.

A nice crisp bitterness with notes of pine and grapefruit peel. A decent caramel malt presence that adds balance. A little bit of alcohol is present as well, but not much.

The mouthfeel is very pleasant with a creamy texture. Semi-dry finish and between medium and full bodied.

A very solid and enjoyable DIPA. Nothing about it really jumps out. It's easy to drink and is well done as are most of Ale Asylum's brews. I would recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 21:15:41 | More by jera1350
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crossovert

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle. No sign of a date.

It pours slightly dark for th style, it is an orangeish/reddish/copperish brown with golden highlights. The head is large and off-white, it is frothy and takes a while to recede leaving some decent lacing.

The smell is caramally, boozy, and pretty hoppy as well. It has a bit of citrus and pine in there that smells candied with the sweetness this beer carries in the smell.

The taste is a bit weak for a dipa. It has lots of grain and malt flavors, a hit of caramel and some smooth nicely flavored hops that don't provide much bitterness over the top of all that. My main qualm is that it is a bit watery.

It is merely okay, one of the lesser DIPAs in Wisconsin. Very drinkable though, if you want a summer DIPA that you can just suck down on a hot day this would work.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 03:31:52 | More by crossovert
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was served in a pint glass with a thick off-white head atop the cloudy darker amber body. The aroma is intensely hoppy--the typical American hop character -- grapefruit, pine, and a bit floral. A bit of sweetness and caramel aromas can be picked up beneath the massive amounts of hops. The flavor is highly hoppy -- much like the nose with a firm hop bitterness. The malt is in the background and takes on a bittersweet quality with all the hops. The carbonation is moderate and body medium-full. Overall a tasty brew that hides its ABV dangerously well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 13:28:27 | More by uwmgdman
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a hazy amber color. A 1/8 inch off-white head forms and reduces to a mild lacing. No sediment and carbonation is obvious.

The aroma is solid with a nice caramel sweetness up front followed by a citrus/pine hops following behind.

The taste is a bit sweet for my liking. The lemon/pine mixture is there, but it almost seems like eating a piece of caramel with just a hint that is tasty, but not balancing.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat balancing dose of carbonation. It is a bit too sugary and syrupy, but still good. Minimal dryness at the end.

I think this is a drinkable beer and the solidity is based on a modest balance and a sweetness that makes it decent but just a bit much for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 00:03:44 | More by SykDoc
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome extra sent from BarrytheBear!

A-pours a dark mahogony red, hazed but tranparent, tons of creamy off white to light tan head with tons of lacing from big hop presence.

S-big time burnt caramel, notes of cooked brown sugar, pine takes over, juicy citrus hops lighter in the back.

T-the taste has a solid balance, big time malt presence, toasted, slightly burnt brown sugar, sweet caramel, tons of pine comes in, juicy citric hop, resignous and minerally, moderate lingering bitterness.

M-medium to full body, quite syrupy and creamy texture, moderate carbonation to balance, wet and juicy throughout.

D-tasty imperial IPA, good balance, works very well together and nice level of bitterness to keep enjoyable but still show the strong hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 02:52:34 | More by cpetrone84
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gford217

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle courtesy of Frankenbrew.

Pours very dark for a DIPA. It's a translucent amber with a small thick beige head that recedes to a bubbly collar and leaves excellent lacing.

The aroma is excellent with a big juicy citrus hop presence up front - oranges and grapefruits. There is some sweet caramel malts and a hint of pine resin.

The taste is just as good and very well balanced. There is plenty of sweet juicy citrus with oranges taking the lead but the malts are hefty and lead to a slightly bitter, resinous finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hop juice. Low, soft carbonation and sweeter on the palate than most DIPAs.

This is one of the better balanced DIPAs I've had lately, largely because I am a huge fan of hoppy but well-balanced DIPAs. This is no hop bomb, but it is an excellent and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 23:15:17 | More by gford217
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep reddish orange, thick sheets of lacing in a goblet. Good retention, thick ring at the edge with an island cluster of bubbles in the center.

Sweet tropical aroma, orange rind, vague caramel malt, and lots of pineapple flavor. Resiny and bitter, more sweet though, with a lingering cantaloupe fruitiness and some dryness from the alcohol. Full bodied, creamy feel, with a lighter heft than most DIPA's. Really enjoy the tropical flavors, though it didn't make as big as an impression as Ballistic.

Thanks Andy for tossing me an extra of this!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 03:11:35 | More by emerge077
Satisfaction Jacksin from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.