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.
drjay44 (2634) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, we’ll retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 14) body......nose is cereal, light hop spice, no esters....taste is minimal cereal, light slightly dour acid, mild hop bitterness.....mouth feel, medium body, slight astringency, alcohol hidden. This bottle was most likely improperly handled. The beer is slightly sour, which is utterly wrong for an IPA. The underlying malt and hop backbones are mild and in balance, but are dominated by the off notes. BJCP 5/2/9/4/5
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with off white head. Some citrus and pine on the nose, but not overly aromatic; these follow onto the palate. Finishes ok.
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear gold with diminishing rocky white 1 finger head, tiny spotty lacing. Aromas are simple sweet pale, wheat, crystal malts. Hops are slight citrus and hints of pine, no alcohol. Taste are sweet light corn, pale base with light lemon, grapefruit, mild orange and slight pine, no warming at all. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light- medium body, average length fruity easy bite for a IPA. A good pale, ohh IPA.
Peteraburnham (2) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty color and serious head. Aroma is fairly weak. Decent hoppiness with caramel throughout
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Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Los Angeles (Ballistic Brewing Gargoyle India Pale Ale). Pours a hazy amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is more of caramel malts than hops; the aroma is kind of sickly sweet too. Taste is not too sweet and has a relatively decent bitterness to it considering the aroma. Light-medium body, average carbonation, smooth on the palate. Overall a decent IPA, I just wasn’t enamoured with it.
IrishBoy (3836) - 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.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A - Slightly hazed amber with an off-white head that leaves descent lacing.
S - Sugary toffee malt, some buttery diacetyl, leafy, butterscotch
T - Medicinal-like herbal hops, toffee underneath, some band-aid and buttery flavors mixing around. Some light unkown fruitiness. The rough medicinal-herb flavor grows stronger as it warms and gets pretty distracting.
M - Good carbonation, light to medium body.
Good looking and average mouthfeel but there’s something not right about this beer.
Serving type: bottle
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corn nuts and peppery floral hops. Hazy golden thin foam. Flavors of corn nuts soap metal and d battery. Wow. Thin tangy metal mouthfeel. Bad.
Eighty6 (11) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beer gets a lot of bad reviews from Hop addicts as currently labeled. Change the name to suite a Session IPA and ratings might go up. As is, Amnesia does make it forgettable.
I might buy again as a Summertime IPA.
Nekronos (3633) - 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.