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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ales were first brewed by British Brewers for the Brits when they occupied India. These ales were invented to meet the demand that the Brits had for their pints… The problem was that without refrigerated cargo containers the beer was spoiling on the voyage over; so the brewers discovered that if they “hopped” up the beer and rose up the alcohol content that the beer would arrive in fine shape. Following that long tradition Indian Wells Brewing Co. has made a classic IPA. This ale comes in at a more traditional IBU of 52; so if you’re looking for a crazy over the top IPA; sorry try another beer… But is you like a clean; dry hopped beer that compliments spicy foods or just like the taste of hops; give our Amnesia IPA a try today!

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3.3
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 28, 2012
NIce and easy to drink. NOt much bitter but still an I.P.A. American style.

3
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2012
12 oz bottle: Appearance is an amber brown with slow fading off white head. Aroma is nearly nonexistant. Taste is slightly hoppy but fairly mellow with hints of caramel in the malt. Solid pale ale.

2.4
batneil (717) - - SEP 14, 2012
I had this labelled as Ballistic Brewing Co Gargoyle IPA. It seemed overcarbonated which gave it a bit of a harsh texture. The flavour wasn’t as pronounced as most IPAs I’ve tried.

2.5
dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Label say Gargoyle IPA by Ballistic brewing. Copper in color with soap-sudsy white head. Lightly bready aroma, slight fruit character. Watery, bready flavor with some floral hops around the edges. Some alcohol in the finish. I can feel myself getting hung over from this beer.

3.4
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle from Fresh and Easy: Slight scent of citrus perhaps orange peel and chance of honey, but smells cheap compared to most other IPA’s on the market. Color is a light golden honey liquid topped with a firm layer of soapy head that breaks down in less than a few minutes. The flavor taste of ground up flowers and water with a notice of spices, but in general, this was an awful attempt at an IPA. Just quit now since most of you’re guys recipes are weaksauce.

3.1
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Decent, but not special IPA. Taste is mild hops and wheat. Lacks any sort of punch.

3.5
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Ballistic Gargoyle IPA. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light malt aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light malt. Body is a little lighter. OK bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light malt.

2.6
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
Amber colour and a slight off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, though not very intense. This IPA falls through when it comes to the taste and palate, flavours are minimal, there’s a slight hoppy bitterness and some sweetness.

2.6
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
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...

2.7
bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
As Ballistic Brewing Gargoyle IPA. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a shaker. Medium amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and bread malts with a slight hint of floral hops. Flavor is bready malt with some floral hoppiness on the finish. Light bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. Overall this was quite underwhelming. Tasted more like a regular pale ale than an IPA. As a side note, for some reason the label shows a temperature of 14 degrees F, so perhaps this was meant to be enjoyed as a popsicle?


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