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Badwater Ale - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Badwater Ale
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.29%
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Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: mjyoung on 01-15-2011)
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3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To me, this is a pretty good light, golden/blonde ale and probably the best of the Indian Wells beers. It is apparently only available at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley.

Pale amber, it has a small off-white head steadily shrinking to a thin ring.

Aroma is light grassy-lemony hop, toasty light fruity grain. A simple, light, but pleasant blonde ale aroma, with enough malty and hoppy character to be reasoanbly full-bodied.

Taste is similar, a light but full fruity-toasty grain, lightly caramelly, plus light zesty lemony-grassy hop bitterness. It is very enjoyable, easy to drink, and good with the food.

Offa, Mar 29, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A beer contract brewed for the Furance Creek Saloon in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, CA. Consumed 12/29/10.

A: Pours a nice honey color, w/ fine lacing.

S: Fresh clean citrus, with a strong note of honey. It's an interesting juxtaposition.

T: VERY strong honey notes, followed with a clean citrus finish. The flavor is good, but not very complex.

M: Very fizzy. The carbonation distracted from the taste.

D: Very light and airy. It went down quite smooth and crisp. I'm sure it'd be quite fantastic on a hot day 100ft below sea level, but on a stormy Dec 29th it didn't quite hit the spot.

mjyoung, Jan 15, 2011
Badwater Ale from Indian Wells Brewing Company
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