mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber pour with a cream frothy head. nose is citrus and caramel. little thin on the palate with a slight hop bitterness in the end.
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.
IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery. Nose is light citrus, lemon rind, and a caramel bite. Clear copper orange with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with a hint of caramelly sweetness, and some white pepperiness.Like they said not overly hopped but refreshing.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Watery pour, ok smell. Dry taste with a light hop taste. Some sweet notes in it, a bit bland yet interesting and quite drinkable.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle.. another IW gem thanks to Chris... this is as bad as the rest, don’t even bother drinking this crap, scum water ipa, gross
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased in NV: Tenuous texture and carbonation. Flavor is a little thin and weak as well. Some hints of caramel and sugar water. Not necessarily bad flavors, they’re just too light and unexciting. Mild bitterness. Aromas lack depth and charisma. Ironically, this one’s easy to forget.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle thanks to largadeer. Pours medium amber with a small white head. Doesn’t look terrible. Floral hop aroma and...AH INDIAN WELLS!!! Some serious weird stuff going on. Some bad earthiness to it. The flavor is really rancid. Sickening even. I can’t even say why it is, but it’s dirty tasting and vegetal. The palate is thin and astringent. Just not good, and didn’t sit well in my stomach. One of the worst IPAs I’ve had. I hope I get amnesia and forget this experience.
Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce and easy to drink. NOt much bitter but still an I.P.A. American style.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a dark amber color; not much head. Aroma of caramel, earth, fruit; not too strong. Flavor was very malty; overpowering the hops. Alot of fruit and caramel, but not very pleasant. Really a miss on this one.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bhensonb. Thanks Bill. Poured a red copper with small white head and light lacing. Nose of light citrus and flowers. Mouthfeel light. Flavor is lightly bitter. Not much bitterness in the finish . I like my IPA’s to be a little more lively but this was certainly drinkable.