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.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Erupts from the bottle, but very quickly settles into a simple sipper. Woody aroma, sturdy flavors. Thinner body. (#5982, 6/5/2015)
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium-dark amber with a white head and some yeast sediment. Aromas of bread and cooked fruits, orange marmalade, pineapple, and artificial red berries. Taste is citrus marmalade, some weird artificial/medicinal red berry reminiscent of Twizzlers, canned pineapple, chewy sweet grain, low bitterness. Slightly sweet, medium body. Just really strange... not really IPAish, more like an amber, and not very good either way.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is grapefruit, some citrus, okay
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle -
This is an IPA for what kind of beer drinker exactly? Because it’s gotta be the person who doesn’t know what an IPA should be about, or the person who’s a lush and doesn’t care. An overload of boiled cabbage in the aroma. Dirty penny/iron-y flavor void of any hops. Didn’t seem infected at all, just a crappy beer.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
another cardboardsque offering from IW. more lively hop profile than the other 7 we tried, but really, that’s not saying much. the cloudy light orange looks identical to the pale ale, smells and tastes a little old and musty with a muddled midwest hop profile."
drjay44 (2935) - 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 (1886) - 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 (701) - 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 (4) - - 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 (498) - 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.