batneil (605) - - SEP 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this labelled as Ballistic Brewing Co Gargoyle IPA. It seemed overcarbonated which gave it a bit of a harsh texture. The flavour wasn’t as pronounced as most IPAs I’ve tried.
dnstone (2601) - 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 (2331) - 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 (1118) - 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 (8506) - 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 (1542) - 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 (574) - 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 (617) - 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 (923) - 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.