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Indian Wells Spicy Pumpkin Ale



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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
A slight pumpkin vegetable aroma from a slightly hazy amber orange body with a tan head. Taste is sour and metallic with some honey in the back. There are some pumpkin pie spices I think, but theyíre hidden behind the horrible sourness that I donít think is supposed to be there. Body is watery and flat. Sorry guys, this is going down the drain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is nutmeg, sweet malts, cloooooooves. Taste is sour (but not in a nice tart sour way) and cloves...like a soured, spiced pumpkin pie. Something filthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Somewhat of a musty and stale example.   Does have some light nutmeg and cinnamon like spices, but its also a bit sweaty.   A little clove in there too.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A touch of wet cardboard on the backside.   Not bad, but the musty staleness and wet cardboard detract a bit too much from the spices.   Otherwise it would be a solid example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is cinnamon candy and pumpkin. The taste is watery pumpkin and a touch of cinnamon and clove. The texture is thin and fizzy. Itís not offensive, but doesnít taste like much either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4000) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
12 oz bottle from World Market, Bakersfield. Nose is light pumpkin, nutmeg, and cloves. Clear amber orange with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet and spicy pumpkin pie. Not the best pumpkin ale Iíve had but no where near the worst!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
still tastes like the flavor is from a kit, but this is easily the best and least offensive beer Iíve had from them. pours amber orange with a fizzy thin white head that quickly disapates. mouthfeel is a touch thin and prickly, but smoother as it warms. flavor is just what youíd expect from an average pumpkin beer...spices with a little sweet malt and a touch of hops. similar aroma. Bought a 2014 (or who knows, maybe a 2013) as a joke, and damn it was worse than before. Multiple simultaneous drainpours. Way to go IW!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port on New Years day, for some reason. (16oz pours for $3, they had to be getting rid of this ASAP) Pour is a hazy golden brown with white head. Aroma of gym socks soaked in allspice but not in a funky and good way. Taste is a nasty hot pumpkin pie spice mess. Avoid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of consists of light-moderate nutmeg, cinnamon, light graham cracker, and pumpkin. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze and a large yellow-tinted off-white head that has good retention. There is a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of nutmeg and cinnamon. Itís instantly dominated by moderate-heavy sour lemon/lime in the finish. There are also some vegetal notes that struggle to get past the lemon/lime flavors. Itís light bodied with lively and prickly carbonation. Overall, it smells pretty good, but flavor-wise, thereís some serious problems here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber, white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice. Taste is pumpkin pie. If I didnít like pumpkin beers so much Iíd have to rate this much lower.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle; didnít write down the color, but nothing real noteworthy. Aroma of spice, gingerbread, and veggies. Palate was real thin. Some decent pumpkin spices, but a strange sweetness to it. Maybe a bit better than expected

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