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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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!


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (779) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a nice amber color. Only light aroma of fruity hops. Flavor is some hops up front and a decent malt profile. Medium to light body. A slight lingering hop essence. Not especially hoppy for an IPA but drinkable.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6842) - Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 12oz bottle from Total Wine in Reno
Pours clear dark golden with small off-white head, some lacing. Lots of floaters. Aroma and flavors is malty, caramel and herbal
Not bad but not much of an ipa

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4391) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft. Pours clear bright copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like nutty malt, caramel, pine hops, some grapefruit, and toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, caramel, and a hint of pine and grapefruit hops. Extremely light aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy amber, white head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and sweet honeysuckle. Taste is malty sweet, floral with good bitter citrus finish. More of an APA than IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Erupts from the bottle, but very quickly settles into a simple sipper. Woody aroma, sturdy flavors. Thinner body. (#5982, 6/5/2015)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is grapefruit, some citrus, okay

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (9434) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
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."

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3308) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (2430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
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.


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