SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods La Jolla. Pours mostly clear burnished copper amber color, with little to no head, just a ring of bubbles that leaves occasional spots of lace. Definitely a classic style IPA, with aroma of toasty and biscuity malts, hints of nuttiness, light florals, mild citrus and bitter herbs in the hop profile. In the flavor, the malts start a little more fruity, but still with some toastiness, hops quickly come on strong and are very herby, a bit grassy with a slight dusty fir character, leading to a drying, bitter pine sawdust finish and lingering aftertaste. Palate is light bodied, with a pleasantly gentle prickliness from the carbonation. Not at all my preferred style of IPA nor hop varieties.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
What a light flavored IPA, I don’t mind it mild, but besides the lack of hops, its just a watery beer, the alcohol is well hidden, some sweet fruit flavor, but very lacking..weird brew!! drinkable, but strange..
ronaldtheriot (1546) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a very weird beer. Amnesia I.P.A. has a thin, egg-shell colored head and a hazy, dark amber appearance that really clouds up once one swishes the bottom 20% and pours it in. Little brown chunks are also floating about. The aroma is rich, caramel, grapefruit, and spicy, but the flavor comes across flat, watery, somewhat fruity (turned fruit, really), and odd. Mouthfeel is medium and fluffy, and Anmesia I.P.A. finishes fairly refreshing, yet one gets a bit of a turned flavor. Certainly, if nothing else, it’s interesting. I’d say it’s worth a try for those who like off-the-wall beer flavors. RJT
Rusty (1545) - 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 (1527) - 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.
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an IPA originating west of here, seem far easier to classify as a pale ale. I know this is territory covered in conversation with a good old friend of mine, but find it true with this. Not bad, but does make me wonder if the amnesia represents not really being able to recall the specifics of the beer later as it is somewhat nondescript. No, it is NOT bad, Enjoyable even, but not hugely or in a way that will make me yern for more.
degbert (1401) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Clean if light nose of citrus, floral (orange blossom?), and cut grass. Color is dark for an IPA; amber shading into bronze with a moussy, long-lasting, clingy head. Taste is refreshingly dry, with lime and herbal notes and a strong hops bitterness on the close. Not a hop bomb at all, which I like. Great, cleansing carbonation. Quite good.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold brown with a nice one finger head. Excellent aroma of citrus hops, caramel, honey. Flavor was disappointing, light hops but mainly roasted malts and soap.
mmmbeer (1334) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottler served in shaker- poured very slightly turbid dark amber with copper tints, lively medium carbonation, thin strip of white atop of the liquid surface that kind of looked like a golf driver (?!?). Light aroma of caramel malt, a few hops, and my money going down the drain. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt has been sweetened to a point where it’s a little too unrefined, bitterness throughout, some acidity on the finish. Definitely more like a pale ale than an IPA. I want to forget about this one much like it’s name- wait a minute, I have, it’s not here anymore.
Barreras (1294) - 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...