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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 14/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
deep amber pour with a cream frothy head. nose is citrus and caramel. little thin on the palate with a slight hop bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold brown with a nice one finger head. Excellent aroma of citrus hops, caramel, honey. Flavor was disappointing, light hops but mainly roasted malts and soap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resin, spicy, peppery. Tastes of caramrl, resin, spicy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a tan head fading over a hazed amber body. Aroma is straight high alpha American hop pellets (can’t remember at this point of the night if it is Centennial or Warrior, but I have smelled these pellets before). Caramel backing. Taste doesn’t have much bittering hop, but a decent amount of late boil hops. Seems very home-brew like...All extract IPA nearly. Light bubbles. The first "drinkable" Indian Wells beer that I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, not much hop presence. Flavor of caramel malt, faint hop flavor, faint bitter in the back. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, nothing impressive my any means, but very drinkable...doesn’t strike me as an IPA, seems like a decent pale ale....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Pours amber with a short lived offwhite head. Smell is a bit malty with some cinnamon, clove and spicy, earthy hops. Unusual for an IPA. Taste is smooth and malty with a lightly spiced flavor of clove with light bitterness. Definitely a mild IPA, and one with a very uncharacteristic hop flavor. Not my favorite, but still drinkable. Kind of a stale flavor in the finish. Medium to thin body with normal carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
bottle, golden color with strong white foam, light hoppy malted nose, grapefruit, sugar cookie flavor, highly metallic lasting bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Watery pour, ok smell. Dry taste with a light hop taste. Some sweet notes in it, a bit bland yet interesting and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
APPEARANCE: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates at a normal rate. There is some nice lacing. AROMA: I smell more malts than hops, not what I expect for an IPA, the hops I do smell are grassy. FLAVOR: Light caramel malts to start then there is a small burst of bit of grapefruit bitterness which fades pretty quickly MOUTHFEEL: Light to medium bodied beer. Soft carbonation. DRINKABILITY: Easy drinking IPA that feels more like a pale ale. NOTES: BBCSD-0812-Sean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
For an IPA originating west of here, seem far easier to classify as a pale ale. I know this is territory covered in conversation with a good old friend of mine, but find it true with this. Not bad, but does make me wonder if the amnesia represents not really being able to recall the specifics of the beer later as it is somewhat nondescript. No, it is NOT bad, Enjoyable even, but not hugely or in a way that will make me yern for more.

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