Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA

Coming out of the Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA Release Event, here is the official tasting…

Goal!   Redhook scores with their Big Ballard Imperial IPA. Tasted tonight, at the event, this brew pours darker than a normal IPA but has the characteristic nose.  Getting into the body, you can taste the Caramel malt and wheat as it eases on down your throat… in a great way.  The overall mouthfeel is definitely a little more substantial but well balanced.  The finish is clean and easy… at 8.6% ABV, this beer is dangerous and should be consumed at all costs. 


JBB6 Rating: For the Win


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2 Responses to Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA

  1. The Belly says:

    Redhook hit it out of the park with this beer. The wheat adds such a velvety mouth feel, that is really complemented by the malty background.
    This beer is really well attenuated though, typically you wouldn’t expect as much body with a beer this dry.
    The nose is pleasantly hoppy, and great hop flavor. I like that they didn’t try and go too extreme with the Hops, some brewers just try and overwhelm you with hops, to the point that that is all you taste.
    This is one of those beers that you can easily drink several of on a warm summer day. You’ll probably wind-up passed out on the neighbors lawn, but none the less a great beer.

  2. Great to meet you guys Wed night. I will definitely follow your site and see what I should be trying!

    Julie Boselly
    Woodinville Weekly

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