Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPARedhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 1982 Redhook was born in a converted transmission shop in the Ballard District outside of Seattle, WA. After 28 years of brewing, Redhook is paying homage to its roots by releasing Big Ballard Imperial IPA. Big Ballard has a rich, deep golden and a very assertive hop character that hits you in the nose before reaching your lips. The flavor and aroma are balanced with complex malty undertones. While it has a friendly side, make no mistake - Big Ballard is brewed for diehard IPA fans.

73 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 04-24-2010)
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2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Just don't like the aftertaste.

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4.74/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not a RH fan. This is delicious! Reminds me of Green Flash Imperial IPA. Hops are there but hidden. Mmm

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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is a bit heavy on the malty side with a minimal amount of hop and spice influence. Even though the malts are too prominent and there needs to be a greater hop influence, the beer still works, as far as drinkability goes. Just doesn't really do much for me.

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Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.