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Mojave Gold - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 26.8%


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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noknife83

California

3.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My dad brought this beer back from a week long fishing trip. I had high hopes for it, but sadly it did not live up to my pallet... It pretty much tastes like Heineken and Bud Light mixed together. Not something I'd recommend... To be honest this is a pretty horrible beer, and if I wasn't already really drunk I wouldn't be drinking this crap...

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 06:10:55 | More by noknife83
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timmah427

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, pale golden color with a big, fluffy white head that dies down after a minute. A little bit of lacing.

S - Mostly faint traces of grass, straw, and malt. No hop aroma. Nothing overwhelming here.

T - Very grassy and malty. Has that classic pislner taste, but not a whole lot of flavor. Almost no hop flavor whatsoever.

M/D - What can I say? It's a pislner. Very drinkable. I would have liked some more hop flavor, but I also don't like pislners with too much hop flavor. I really don't think this beer is as bad as some other reviews have made it out to be.

Overall, decent taste, but just a bit on the bland side.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 23:40:01 | More by timmah427
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pale golden yellow in color with a wispy head. Some spotty lacing develops.

Smell: very sweet smelling along with a citrus aroma that is not very pleasant.

Taste: grainy malt base with some grassiness. Very little bitterness here, and the citrus flavors seem a bit strong.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Light in body. Aftertaste is short.

Drinkability: the flavor profile is just off style IMHO. The citrus tones are a bit strong too. Avoid this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 21:03:03 | More by Gavage
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gpogo

California

2.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Hazy pale straw with absolutely no head.

A- Grainy malt aroma with the slightest amount of hops.

T- Taste was a bit better than the aroma and appearance. Sortof lemon/citrus sweetness. Almost no bittering.

M- Medium-light body. This beer falls flat!(almost no carbonation)

D- It surprises me that Indian Wells actually sells this beer. It doesn't really seem to follow the style at all, nor is it that good of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 00:51:21 | More by gpogo
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JBogan

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a slightly cloudy golden color with almost no head or lacing.

Smelled rather weak. Hops were present as well as some sweet malt, but nothing really very appealing.

Tasted somewhat better than it smelled, and better than I was expecting. A bit peppery with some hint of lemon. Still, nothing great going on here.

The mouthfeel was actually pretty decent. Light/medium bodied with a very crisp bite to it at the end.

Other than the mouthfeel there's nothing special going on here. I'm glad I managed to pick a single bottle of this up rather than having to buy a six pack. It's not a terrible beer by any means, there's just dozens and dozens of other beers of this style that are a better choice.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 01:05:47 | More by JBogan
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GPHarris

Alabama

2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

thanks to tiger88

a - poured a one-finger thick fizzy, off-white head that was gone quickly into my sam adams glass. it left a slight ring throughout. the body was clear and golden.
s - floral hops and a malty sweet aroma like apples.
t - same as above.
m - slightly crisp but too thin.
d - not the worst lager in the world and goes down easily.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 16:14:23 | More by GPHarris
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sloejams

California

2.48/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have been drinking some tasty pilsners of late. This wasn't really one of them

Ok - that starts harsh. It's not the worst, but in a beer where every little flaw is magnified, there are plenty here. It looks like a pilsner should. The aroma is a butterscotch and citrus. The taste highlights the butterscotch. It's kinda of oily - which I didn't like.

Like the previous poster - I got 4 of these as well as 4 each of 2 other Indian Wells beers. I cross my fingers that those are better.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 18:21:35 | More by sloejams
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tiger88

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is pretty much Budweiser with a Rattlesnake Label. I was not impressed at all with this beer. It is drinkable if you want a macro tasting beer. Not a fan and I wish I didn't have 3 more from the beer of the month club. I only hope the Mojave Red and Lobotomy Bock are better than this.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 02:47:54 | More by tiger88
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Floydster

California

3.18/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint from Naja's Place in Redondo Beach

Pour was a nice golden yellow with a silky white head that stuck around for about twenty minutes

Smell was mainly oats and barley

Taste was nice and smooth, refreshing crisp taste almost comparable to a Heineken or something like that

Could drink a good amount of these, especially during on a hot day

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2007 19:23:54 | More by Floydster
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Boilermaker88

California

2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up by a friend who stopped by the Indian Wells Brewery after a trip up to Lake Tahoe. Presented in a 12oz brown bottle.
Poured a hazy straw color with a white head that vanished in less than 30 seconds despite a decent amount of carbonation visible. Looks like a hefeweizen with the head cut off.
Mild fruity aroma. Some citrus fruit notes mild malts.
A light taste of malt with a lemony citrus flavor and easy floral hops taste in the finish. Not all that flavorful.
Feel is crisp, dry and light-bodied. Refreshing.
Overall, this beer has the low ABV% and refreshing quality to be a good session beer. Now it just needs a taste boost to make me want to drink more. An underpowered beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2003 04:48:24 | More by Boilermaker88
Mojave Gold from Indian Wells Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.