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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Thanks to my friend Ray for sharing. Amber, mildly hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice, a very middle of the road IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle: Amber pour with a modest sandy head. More malt comes through than hops. Sweet, yet not any real citrus or fruitiness. Mostly a bit of malt with light florals and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle: Pours an earthy amber color with light head and lacing. The nose is faint and malty, thin though. the flavor is herbal with some pine and grass along with a chewy caramel malt tail Balanced finish. More like a malty pale ale or hoppy amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
really solid IPA with a cool name. It’s not as hoppy or bitter as a normal IPA and would probably be a good APA, but nonetheless a good beer. out of bottle from Whole Foods Mountain View

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods in Sacramento, CA. Brilliant reddish copper color with minimal white head. Aromas of roasted malt and florality. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a balance of lightly roasted malt and floral hop. Not all that bitter. Kind of like an ESB. Drinks pretty well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
This red ale kpoured with a thin beige head and a sweet malt aroma. It is a refrehsing IPA that is not as hoppy as most. The malt and hips are well-balnce, resultng in a satisfying brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1433) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle: Nice clean IPA, a good session beer. Has all the basic characteristics well balanced. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aquilo (520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
This one has a cloudy golden amber color to it, and hardly any head at all. Smell is kinda stinky. Hops are the dominant aroma, but they seem a bit moldy. I expect IPAs to be fruity, but I don’t smell any fruit here at all. Flavor is malt and stale hops. If I’m being nice, I would say that this has an herbal flavor. But I’m not being nice. Not tonight. This is swill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Are we sure this is the same as Ballistic? I found the Ballistic IPA undrinkable and have halved my score to be in the middle. Very dirty tap water flavor. Original 3.5 This was a decent enough brew, it just never really struck me as an IPA, especially one from California. The aroma isn’t strong of floral or citrus, and the flavor isn’t overly bitter. A bit malty almost. Pretty good. Interestingly, the six-pack says Amnesia IPA but the bottle says Ameni.

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