RATINGS: 94   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!

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highibus (823) - 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.

mmmbeer (1426) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
12 oz. bottler served in shaker- poured very slightly turbid dark amber with copper tints, lively medium carbonation, thin strip of white atop of the liquid surface that kind of looked like a golf driver (?!?). Light aroma of caramel malt, a few hops, and my money going down the drain. Hits the mouth with a light-medium body, malt has been sweetened to a point where it’s a little too unrefined, bitterness throughout, some acidity on the finish. Definitely more like a pale ale than an IPA. I want to forget about this one much like it’s name- wait a minute, I have, it’s not here anymore.

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with some floaters and a 2 finger billowy off-white head. The nose is malt and soapy hops. The taste is malt and some sour fruity hops, cherry-like flavor with a bitter resin finish. Medium bodied. Not too terribly bad sans for that distracting taste in the middle.

mar (5423) - 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.

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.

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.

BMan1113VR (7931) - 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.

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....

lb4lb (2608) - 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.

blutt59 (6565) - 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

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