Sammer (1101) - 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 (7915) - 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 (1420) - 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 (565) - 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 (590) - La Mesa, 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 (877) - 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 (3638) - 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).
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
All the way from Vegas! Thanks Ken and Tina! I think! Aroma was citrusy, sort of like orange. Poured an orangish color, hazy, with a head that took time to tame. retained extremely well. Flavor was more citrusy than anything, somewhat thin. Didn’t really work for me.
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber hgead. Aromas of crackers, earthiness, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness and light orange zest with a smooth lightly bitter finish.