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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Hazy and brown with an off-white head. Pine aroma, but not strong. Taste is more pine with bits of dark fruit. A good IPA that’s as advertised - not overly hopped.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Clear copper without much of a head. Aroma is very weak, a bit of sweet malt and bittering hops. Taste is pretty much the same, weak malts and mild bitterness in water. I’d rather not have another.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a hazy amber color with a 1/3 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pine and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and light hops. Has a slight astringent finish. Light to medium body. A so-so IPA.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Copper pour. nail polish, old hops, corn, plastic. Flavor is very bitter and in a chemical kind of way. Where are the hops? This is terrible.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llcooldave (1081) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
Cloudy honey amber color in the glass. Slight wet cardboard aroma mixed in with a touch of piney hops. Watered down medicinal/minty hops flavor. Overall, it’s drinkable but not that complex or impressive.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is dry malty and caramelish. Dry malty and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry roasted caralemelish. Ends dry malty into the finish.


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