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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Corn nuts and peppery floral hops. Hazy golden thin foam. Flavors of corn nuts soap metal and d battery. Wow. Thin tangy metal mouthfeel. Bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (5649) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle from Wholefoods. Fizzy copper brown with an earthy herbal hops and caramel aroma. Crisp grainy, earhty, grassy taste with some caramel notes. Decent.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5248) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of bhensonb. Thanks Bill. Poured a red copper with small white head and light lacing. Nose of light citrus and flowers. Mouthfeel light. Flavor is lightly bitter. Not much bitterness in the finish . I like my IPA’s to be a little more lively but this was certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4702) - 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.

   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nickd717 (4165) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 28, 2012
NIce and easy to drink. NOt much bitter but still an I.P.A. American style.

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