Amnesia IPA - Indian Wells Brewing Company
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3.23/5 rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured straight from bottle to a chilled glass.
Appearance - To me it looks like your typical IPA, dark amber color with a touch of light brown. After pouring there wasn't much head, about a fingers worth. Quickly dissipates to a thin and hardly noticeable head. Noticeable lacing around the glass.
Smell - For some reason, I immediately thought of pizza dough when I took a sniff of this beer. Some caramel hints but not much hop presence that I can smell.
Taste - After reading some of the reviews on this one, I really didn't think this beer was going to taste good. I have to disagree here. The first thing I notice as I take a drink is the piney hop flavor that really presents itself without being too bitter. The hops tie in nicely to the malt and caramel flavors in this beer, but I will say that for an IPA it isn't as bitter as I would like. It does taste good, but it doesn't scream IPA.
Mouth - Feels light bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down decently smooth but the carbonation lightly tickles the back of the throat. It is a little watery.
Overall - It seems that this is either a love it or hate it beer. I have to say that it isn't amazing but it is quite drinkable. My main gripe with it is that it really doesn't seem like a true IPA. The hops just aren't there like they should be. The other flavors that come through kind of make up for this, though. If you're expecting a true, bitter IPA then you will be disappointed. I wouldn't pick up a six pack but I may be tempted to pick up a single bottle later on down the road.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2013 03:05:38 | More by SteadySippin
2.4/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A big light tan head settles into a nice lacing above a clear copper colored IPA.
Sour grains and light earthy pine with a weird soapiness aroma.
Light caramel malts with a light sour to almost soapy pine and maybe a hint of floral hops taste.
A light dry aftertaste with hints of caramel on this medium bodied beer.
Not much for a IPA, might work as a light amber, light red, either way I think I'm gonna have to pass on buying any more beers from Indian Wells, unless of course down the road I hear that things have changed for the better their.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2012 23:54:08 | More by LXIXME
Amnesia IPA from Indian Wells Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.