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Ballistic Brewing Co. - Bumblebee Golden Ale - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.29
pDev: 30.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-08-2011)
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2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

EmperorBevis, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of UPMD_Bill
2.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Fresh and Easy. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who was disappointed - would not get this again.

First few sips were pleasant enough - a little bit of malt sweetness and yeast up front. No real hops to speak of. The rest of the bottle started to seem watery and bland, with some off notes - almost soapy/dirty dishwater, rather than skunked.

Better than a mass-produced adjunct lager, perhaps, but disappointing for a craft beer!

UPMD_Bill, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of SoCaliC8
3/5  rDev +31%

SoCaliC8, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of ikantspel
1.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours an honey crisp apple golden color with a small quickly dissipating head

Slightly funky phenolic smell and some champagne grapes

Tastes of heavy malt with the slightest corn taste.

Mouthfeel is way too over carbonated. I'd rather have a shot of Tijuana tap water
Fresh and easy did me dirty

ikantspel, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +31%

Chiefmanynames, Jun 01, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

lpgarcia8, May 17, 2013
Photo of Garrett092112
2/5  rDev -12.7%

Garrett092112, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of cycoduck
1.5/5  rDev -34.5%

cycoduck, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of JonGriffin
1.35/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Unfortunately, I bought this Fresh & Easy beer in a sampler to test before I use them in my beer class.

I am now going to use them for sure... to demonstrate flaws.

On a positive note, the color and clarity are good.

I know the rules are to not "slam" a beer, well sometimes a beer needs to be slammed.

This beer has almost no mouthfeel, and worse, is full of band-aid phenolics. It is undrinkable, and probably one of the worst beers I have had in a long time.

I don't recommend anyone waste their money on this. It is horrid. And, yes, I tried the others in the box, and they all have the same flaw. No body, no mouth feel and bacterial or yeast issues. No quality control whatsoever.

Caveat Emptor

JonGriffin, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev +31%

djaeon, Aug 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +31%

rob99er, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.1/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another of these beers that seem to be Fresh & Easy only beers.

Clear gold colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smell is sweet and malty with just a hint of noble hop. This isn't very aromatic though.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong soda cracker malt flavor. Taste fairly savory in the mouth with the sensation of salt in the beer. Little bit of caramel and herbal hop in the flavor but it stays mostly soda cracker flavored.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall pretty darn inoffensive. Fairly dumbed down but you could drink a lot of these fast. Not much of a craft beer though, just something to wash down lunch with.

Zorro, Dec 08, 2011
Ballistic Brewing Co. - Bumblebee Golden Ale from Indian Wells Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.