JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to my friend Ray for sharing.
Amber, mildly hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice, a very middle of the road IPA.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber pour with a modest sandy head. More malt comes through than hops. Sweet, yet not any real citrus or fruitiness. Mostly a bit of malt with light florals and caramel malt.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours an earthy amber color with light head and lacing. The nose is faint and malty, thin though. the flavor is herbal with some pine and grass along with a chewy caramel malt tail Balanced finish. More like a malty pale ale or hoppy amber ale.
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really solid IPA with a cool name. It’s not as hoppy or bitter as a normal IPA and would probably be a good APA, but nonetheless a good beer.
out of bottle from Whole Foods Mountain View
bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sacramento, CA. Brilliant reddish copper color with minimal white head. Aromas of roasted malt and florality. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a balance of lightly roasted malt and floral hop. Not all that bitter. Kind of like an ESB. Drinks pretty well.
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This red ale kpoured with a thin beige head and a sweet malt aroma. It is a refrehsing IPA that is not as hoppy as most. The malt and hips are well-balnce, resultng in a satisfying brew.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy reddish yellow color with a small soapy head. Aroma of hops, malt. Flavor is hops, malt and finishes with a little hop bitterness. Slightly funky medicinal in finish. Not very good, but not terrible.
ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nice clean IPA, a good session beer. Has all the basic characteristics well balanced. Nice.
Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one has a cloudy golden amber color to it, and hardly any head at all. Smell is kinda stinky. Hops are the dominant aroma, but they seem a bit moldy. I expect IPAs to be fruity, but I don’t smell any fruit here at all. Flavor is malt and stale hops. If I’m being nice, I would say that this has an herbal flavor. But I’m not being nice. Not tonight. This is swill.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Are we sure this is the same as Ballistic? I found the Ballistic IPA undrinkable and have halved my score to be in the middle. Very dirty tap water flavor.
Original 3.5 This was a decent enough brew, it just never really struck me as an IPA, especially one from California. The aroma isn’t strong of floral or citrus, and the flavor isn’t overly bitter. A bit malty almost. Pretty good. Interestingly, the six-pack says Amnesia IPA but the bottle says Ameni.