« on: September 15, 2014, 07:41:38 AM »
My wife called me to ask if I knew Ballantine made an IPA. I didn’t realize it was out already. She picked up a couple of bombers for us(and some Dirt Wolf). She rocks. I was excited to try it and it wasn’t a disappointment. I never had the original so I cant really compare it to anything but for me it was a refreshing break from the overhopped dozen of ipas you can find at any store now. It has a great balance of citrusy earthy goodness with a nice oak flavor. Both of us really enjoyed it. I wound up picking up a six pack the other night and I will definitely buy it again. Better on the warmer side than the colder. I’m looking forward to hearing some of the Ballantine IPA experts opinions on this one. If this is close to what the original was like, Ballantine was way ahead of their time.