dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Adding orange peel to an American lager canít hurt but Iím not sure it really helps either.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle pours an innocent clear copper with thin white head. The aroma pulses with Sunkist Orange soda notes along with a thin ring of powdered sugar. The taste punishes the wary with sugary Sunkist Orange soda like notes that are fully enhanced by the above average level of carbonation. I succumbed and poured most of it down the drain. This is likely a good beer for people who are convinced they hate beer due to its beer-y flavors.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is fruit and cereal. Thin mouthfeel with a sour orange and tart. Not much going on with this one.
Mora2000 (4048) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma smells like Sunkiss soda with some grain mixed in. The flavor is just as bad, with a lot of sweet orange and biscuit malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light lacing. It has the aroma is of an orange soad. flavor has a touch of lemon and herbal hops. Kind of a let down after the aroma. Medium body. Worth a try.
dcschiller (1996) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle from Total Wine Arrowhead). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with thin white head. Good carbonation. Aroma has loads of orange candy, orange peel and some bread. Taste is sweet with orange dominating as one would expect. There is some light bitterness as well. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Smooth, sweet finish with carbonation being prickly on the tongue. Not bad for what it is.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed orange color with a very short lived off-white head.
S: Smells completely fake. Orange candy and cough drops. A lot of menthol and mint, and a strange warmth.
T: Tastes almost exactly like orange mints as well. Thereís quite a bit of menthol flavor to this as well, which is not something thatís necessarily bad, but not what I want in beer.
M: The body is light with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: This is hard to score. The flavors arenít necessarily awful, but they donít really belong in beer, and theyíre not something that you can drink a lot of.
degbert (805) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. New Coke, Pyramidís new graphics, Sarah Palin, Vanilla Ice, the XFL, the DeLorean, the Apple III -- someone, somewhere, thought these were good ideas. Iím sure that this same unbridled optimism led Rick Lovett to think that mixing Tang and beer was a good idea. Unfortunately, I cannot endorse the same vision; I love fruit beer, really I do, but this trainwreck of a beer is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Itís not hideous, like Heiner Brau or Bud Ice Light, but it is most regrettable.
rmussman (1512) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours light yellow. Tons of orange aroma and flavor to this one. If you like fruit beers this is a good one to try. It is really light on the palate and taste is decent. Good for a warm day.
bongo52 (1) - USA - OCT 9, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gift. Never tried an Indian Wells product before tonight; wish I had. Absolutely the best fruit beer that Iíve ever had. Much more complex aroma than others have suggested. Aroma is almost wheat-like, spicy, fruity and floral. Appearance is light gold/orangish, clear, nice white head. Taste is light and sweet. Palate is light and thinnner with a soft carbonation and a long finish. This was an extraordinary beer; job well done.