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Ballz Deep Double IPA - 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom

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Ballz Deep Double IPABallz Deep Double IPA

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
7 Seas Brewery and Taproom visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-27-2009)
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ccrida

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draught pint at The Swiss, served in a shaker, Ballz Deep is dull orange with an off-white head leaving decent lace.

Smell is fairly strong citrus hops, the orange notes accentuated by the sweetness. Bit of a fruit cake thing going on, which is nice, but more English pale then the in-your-face DIPA profile I expect locally.

Taste is also not what I expected. My first reaction is whoa - this sucker is hot. I don't mind the ABV, but it's a little dirty and not well hidden behind the hops. As my palate adjusts, I get more of the apricot fruitness (which I attribute to English ale esters), but I never really get much more.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit on the drier side, but not overly so.

Drinkability is ok, this beer wasn't punishing, but I won't seek it out again, and it certainly didn't live up to my expectation for a NW DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2010 01:46:18 | More by ccrida
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rarely do I get a chance to drink a brew just blocks from the Micro Brewery. I'm thinking it enhances the taste if your consuming the beer amongst the culture and environment where it is brewed! Rarely drink double IPA's but if you want the full measure of this one drink it at Gig Harbor! Great Beer!

Serving type: can

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3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark orangey amber pour in the Affligem chalice. Quite pleasantly sudsy. Very sharp and tangy mouthfeel. Malty and alcohol tasting.

Rather nice first sip. Big thud of hot, sweet malt. Moderately bitter, though it's clearly a frontal hop assault. Some grapefruit peel with mango and tangerine flavors. Firewater on the lips, somewhat acidic, and aromatic.

I like the can. I like the clean, robust malty taste. It's a slash and burn DIPA. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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American double/Imperial IPA
8.4% ABV
80 IBU

APPEARANCE: Poured a nice dark amber color, great thick eggshell colored, dense head. Light lacing.

AROMA: felt the nose on this was a bit muted. Faint pineapple, grapefruit bit of hops. Malty day old bread smell comes through pretty hard.

TASTE: More of an English IPA to me, I believe the can had a British accent when I heard it crack open. Malty, bready some caramel in there. The booziness comes in pretty heavy and hides most of the hop profile.

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OVERALL: Not my go to style of IPA. I like the fact it was in a can, and the color was really striking. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy again.

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Ballz Deep Double IPA from 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
79 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.