dnstone (2049) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Label say Gargoyle IPA by Ballistic brewing. Copper in color with soap-sudsy white head. Lightly bready aroma, slight fruit character. Watery, bready flavor with some floral hops around the edges. Some alcohol in the finish. I can feel myself getting hung over from this beer.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fresh and Easy: Slight scent of citrus perhaps orange peel and chance of honey, but smells cheap compared to most other IPA’s on the market. Color is a light golden honey liquid topped with a firm layer of soapy head that breaks down in less than a few minutes. The flavor taste of ground up flowers and water with a notice of spices, but in general, this was an awful attempt at an IPA. Just quit now since most of you’re guys recipes are weaksauce.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent, but not special IPA. Taste is mild hops and wheat. Lacks any sort of punch.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ballistic Gargoyle IPA. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light malt. Body is a little lighter. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light malt.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour and a slight off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, though not very intense. This IPA falls through when it comes to the taste and palate, flavours are minimal, there’s a slight hoppy bitterness and some sweetness.
Barreras (755) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a penny copper color with aroma of light hops. Taste is mild with a slight metallic flavor. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste, the 7.2% alcohol is barely noticeable. A decent IPA...
bnoel09 (401) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As Ballistic Brewing Gargoyle IPA. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a shaker. Medium amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and bread malts with a slight hint of floral hops. Flavor is bready malt with some floral hoppiness on the finish. Light bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. Overall this was quite underwhelming. Tasted more like a regular pale ale than an IPA. As a side note, for some reason the label shows a temperature of 14 degrees F, so perhaps this was meant to be enjoyed as a popsicle?
Bartzilla (518) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty run of the mill IPA. They sure seem to be promising a lot on the bottle. Came in a 4 pack at Fresh N Easy. Neat label, average beer. Kinda taste like blood on the finish. Not sure how I feel about that.
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - for reasons unknown to me, the label says "Ameni" instead of "Amesia" (whatever). Pours golden with an average head. Has sort of a watered down (yet dry) citrus taste to it and a metallic finish. Drank half and shared the other half with the kitchen sink.
mile (2469) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and fruitiness, faint piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with light piney hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, light piney hoppyness. Sweetish IPA with too much caramel (and not enough bitternes).