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Mojave Gold - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our traditional Pilsner. Mojave Gold is made with two-row malted barley, European Saaz hops, pure artesian spring water and our proprietary strain of yeast. We lager this exquisitely refreshing brew to perfection every time. This is a crisp golden beer that appeals to beer drinkers of all types.

(Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 09-03-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

jaredkc889, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +29%

LXIXME, Apr 02, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

CrazyDan, Feb 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +29%

paulriccio, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +48.8%

Beermazter310, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +29%

tpauer, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

tbone1384, Dec 10, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BrienVoll, Nov 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jnezda
1.98/5  rDev -21.4%

Poured into a glass to a rapidly vanishing head if one was even present at the pour. The pale gold/copper color was also not particularly appetizing. I thought the beer had a sour tinge to it when I tried it so wonder if the bottle I tried was not stored properly which in the middle of Death Valley where it was purchased is certainly a possibility. The mouthfeel matched the lacking appearance and taste and the beer came off as watery at best and soured at worst.

jnezda, Jul 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Irrationalist, May 01, 2012
Photo of BretSikkink
2.58/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a golden color with a darker brown-orange tint. Head is short lived and spotty, although it leaves behind a fairly rich lather on the sides. 

Nose seems overly malted, with pale sweetness edging out the element of darker, possibly wheat malts as well. Flavor follows suit, and bears out the sweetness thought by bringing a fairly strong not of cherry cough syrup to the table. 

Body is pretty full, finish is warming, and the bubbling is a hair shy of up to the task. But for the strangely powerful cherry flavor that lasts well into the finish, this could be a drinkable brew, but I'm having trouble getting over that hump. 

BretSikkink, Feb 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.3%

Abrandonship, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.53/5  rDev +40.1%

I've found this to be a very nice, enjoyable pale lager, but I do not think that it is properly listed as a Czech pilsner since it does not have those characteristics and I think it is supposed to be a traditional American-style pale lager ("pilsner") rather than a true Czech (or German) pilsner.

I had this on tap at Indian Wells Brewery itself.

This is a nice, solid basic pale lager, very enjoyable, and with some good light character.

Gold, big white head steadily shrinks to foamy ring and some nice lace.

Aroma is nice, full corn, apple, hint of grass. It is simple but very nice and full-bodied.

Taste is light, crisp mineral, grain, grassy, and fruity, with light grassy finish with a hitn of green apple peel, and dryish bitter-sweet balance overall. It has a strong corn-grain aftertaste following the mostly grassy finish.

Offa, Jan 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

rjkeys, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev +19%

OscarO67, Dec 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev +19%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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1/5  rDev -60.3%

dizztracted, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Zorro
2.58/5  rDev +2.4%

New brewery at the local store which is sort of weird because Kern County isn't that far away.

Clear golden yellow colored beer, a little darker than any macro lager. Next to no head formation.

Smell is sweet and malty with a herbal hop aroma. Strong scent of tobacco with some grain and a slight berry scent.

Starts out sweet and malty with a slight tobacco flavor. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste but this really doesn't have all that much flavor, tastes a lot like a light beer.

Mouthfeel is thin like seltzer water.

Overall this is a snooze of a beer. Not that much taste here, it smells better than that though.

Zorro, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.45/5  rDev +36.9%

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Look - light amber in color, clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-white/grayish colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - a little sweet, maybe a bit floral.

Taste and Mouthfeel - a little herbal maybe, maybe a bit medicinal in taste. Slightly sweet, not bitter. Interesting taste that I can't quite narrow down. Texture is a bit thin and more on the watery side than creamy.

Overall - interesting taste and good-tasting in general. In general it doesn't seem to fit the category very well, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Nerudamann, Jul 13, 2011
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

I'm not entirely sure that the listing for Indian Wells' Mojave Gold Lager is accurate on BeerAdvocate when put under "Czech Pilsener". Who knows, maybe it is, but I'm so sad to have to compare this to the Czech Pils by Moonlight in San Fran that just blows it out of the water.

That said, the appearance of this is a hazy to clear yellow straw that trends toward gold. I wouldn't label it gold right off the bat. The smell sure isn't gold. Smells like water, BUT - notably for lagers of this taste profile - does NOT smell like corn or sugar or a phony citrus. It's mostly just bland. The taste has a sugary feel - which I assume comes from whatever malts they choose to use. The hops come through with that "triple hops brewed" Miller Lite effect of essentially being washed over your palate with water. There's a touch of a pilsener bite at the back of the palate, and that's about the taste's only redeeming quality.

It feels like a light bodied beer and drinks like one too. Whether or not it fits a style... this one drinks like a Stella/Pilsener Urquell/and Miller Lite mix. And although I got this in a box I was excited to receive as a parting gift from a couple professors in my old department, I'd have to say that this one may not live up to that pleased grin I gave it.

afksports, May 25, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
1.4/5  rDev -44.4%

Indian Wells mix pack provided by Bobby.

A: This particular creation pours light golden-straw in color with a short lived white head.

S: Smells almost exclusively like corn. There's something definitely "stale" about it. Some miscellaneous orange peel and perhaps floral notes.

T: Tastes like stale Doritos and puke. Corn and lots of sugary sweetness. Some weird vegetable flavor and lots of metallic character.

M: The body is light with the carbonation on the light end of medium.

D: This one is even worse than the last two.

womencantsail, Feb 21, 2011
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Mojave Gold from Indian Wells Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.