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Mojave Red - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A smooth red lager without the bite. We use four types of specialty-malted barley and two types of hops, Hallertau and Cascade, which are added at the exact point in the brewing cycle to create the ideal quality blend of aroma and taste. We use our own proprietary strain of lager yeast, and all of our beers are brewed with our own on-site natural artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring. Mojave Red is lagered for several weeks, then finished to our exacting standards.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 08-24-2003)
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +43.9%

11-17-2011 19:43:46 | More by ATXRyan
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +43.9%

10-14-2013 07:07:49 | More by Beermazter310
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Mark

California

3.85/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If this beer is taken for what it is, it's not bad. This lager poured a nice red amber, head shrunk down to nothing and lacing was not even there. Still the color alone bumps up the appearance a bit. Sweet malty, bready aroma. Ultra smooth, malty refreshing taste profile. A tad on the sweet side, and that is to be expected of a beer from this style. Very drinkable and nice when in a lager mood. Good for a hot day or with lunch. A decent micro lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2004 22:21:14 | More by Mark
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zachgroves

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

10-06-2013 19:15:18 | More by zachgroves
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Boilermaker88

California

3.63/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Third times a charm for Indian Wells Brewery's mixed 6-pack I got from a buddy of mine. Presented in a 12oz brown bottle, this beer poured a nice clear dark amber color topped by a creamy off-white head that slowly faded down to a thin skim. Little crbonation observed.
Smell was of crisp ripe fruit, similar to a ripe Fuji apple, and hints of caramel and grain.
Taste is all sweetness, slight apple cider flavor with a touch of caramel and plums or prunes. Virtually no hops flavor detected.
Feel was medium bodied, slightly dry.
Overall, the best of the three Indian Wells beers I sampled. I tried this beer about five years ago and I remember liking it then. I still like it now and it would make a decent session beer. I'm just not ready for the nearly two hour drive to get it.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2003 04:59:39 | More by Boilermaker88
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jeffjfindley

California

3.63/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark ruby red with a very satisfying head. Nose is malt, malt, malt, and a touch of sour fruit. Taste is functional, but unimaginative, conststing primarily of caramel, with a dash of hops, and an unfortunate bit of cloying metallicism (Band name!). Mouthfeel is predictably rich, but sticky and unispiring. Drinkability is fair. Probably won't pick it up again, but wouldn't make it a point not to, either.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 03:21:22 | More by jeffjfindley
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear dark copper color with some mahagony highlights. A short 1/4" head lingers a bit.

Smell: caramel, fruits, and a general malt sweetness is easy to detect but a bit too sweet overall.

Taste: a bready malt profile here. Caramel, red plums, red apples, and a mild bitterness rounds out a standard red ale.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Smooth from start to finish. Short bready and caramel filled aftertaste.

Drinkability: not a bad beer, but one that you may want to change styles from after two or three of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 23:50:37 | More by Gavage
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treque

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: it presents a razonable off white head, wich lasts enough. the body is traslucent, a very nice amber almoust like a ruby, there is a very low carb activity

S: some caramel malts, some hops. some easter hidden at the back

T: it is very crispi on tongue, there is nice sweetness form the malt, nnice bitterness at the end, the final is kind of short the hops presence is good enough

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 21:28:29 | More by treque
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TrojanWheels

California

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-23-2012 02:00:34 | More by TrojanWheels
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Zorro

California

3.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red brew.

Smell is malty and a bit fruity; it is a bit bready too.

Taste is good! It is malty sweet in taste. There is a plumy fruit taste here too. Hops are in there if you hold it on your tongue and let the bitterness build up.

Mouthful is good.

An easy drinking brew. Not terribly complex but a solid ale I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 03:34:49 | More by Zorro
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tar

Bahamas

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, red amber, with a fluffy, cloudlike, thick (1 finger) head. The aroma is neither unpleasant or strong, its just sorta there. The primary smells seem to be nutty or maybe yeasty. Tastes fairly good, a bit bready or yeasty, a little sweet, and rather mild. Feels fairly smooth and the carbonation and maybe some of the sweetness tingle the tongue a bit. A decent beer, but not something I'd really look for again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2003 21:29:28 | More by tar
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-01-2013 07:04:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

05-22-2013 19:36:10 | More by Rdc67
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

07-19-2013 00:45:35 | More by tpauer
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IntriqKen

California

3.15/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a full tan head that lasts a long time.
Aroma of bread and biscuits...very soft on the nose.
Tingly sharp on the tongue, however.
Very dry flavors and mouthfeel. Amber malts are very subdued.
Interesting lager to say the least. Flavors are really reminiscent of a swartzbeir.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 03:09:53 | More by IntriqKen
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gpogo

California

3.13/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- clear dark amber with small cream colored head that quickly dissipates.

A- Very sweet malty aroma

T- Malty sweet flavor. Slightly nutty. I found after a sip it left an interesting bitter aftertaste. No hop flavors to be found. Flavor overall seems kindof watered down.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. Goes down pretty smooth.

D- A pretty enjoyable brew from Indian Wells, probably one of their better brews at that. Found for a decent price in southern california. If offered I'd drink one.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 16:23:26 | More by gpogo
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a friend of mine bring me a six pack from California when he went to visit family.

A: The beer poured fromt the bottle a deep redish brown color, with a tan head, that was about half an inch thick then disappeared to about a quarter of an inch.

S: The smell was strong of malt and even a little bit of honey.

T: The taste was pretty fair, can taste the malts and the hops stand out quite nicely in the end. There is a nice sweetness to this beer not quite like a honey, but somewhat similar. Sadly though, it did seem a little watered down, and could be a little more intense.

M: Nicely carbonated, smooth in the mouth with just a bit of initial bite. Very nice.

D: It is by no means one of the better beers I've had but I can easily enjoy a few of these while watching a movie or a football game, but I'd tend to reach for something a little more robust to sit and enjoy as an overall beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 03:23:01 | More by pokesbeerdude
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allengarvin

Texas

3.13/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New beer in Texas, so had to try. Poured into a 12-oz mug, it's a dark red color, with a head that forms well but falls away within moments. The nose is very sweet malt. Flavor is malty, quite sweet, a touch of hops... wow, this tastes nearly exactly like a lot of kit homebrews, made with hopped malt extract. It makes a bit nostalgic for my first few brewing attempts. I'm not sure if I've ever had a commercial beer that tasted as much like cheap homebrew before.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 02:06:55 | More by allengarvin
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish tint with a foamy tan head, tight bubbles, clear body. Good lacing left behind.

The nose is malty sweet, strong but one-dimensional. Body is full and smooth, but the flavor is too sweet for me. Tastes as though it should have much more booze, but only comes in at 5.5%.

Finishes watery, overly sweet, with brew salts left over. Not high on my list, but here in Mexico I take my American microbrews where I can get them.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:27:12 | More by BretSikkink
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: poured from the 12oz bottle into the pint glass. Average all aroun

S: faint malt backbone with some fruity tones of berry

T: very mild. Pretty much a bready malt center with some citrus notes around. A bit of hop bitterness balanced by some fruity berry sweetness.

Overall nothing special but not bad. Wouldn't turn this down but wouldn't seek it out or buy from a store.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 06:42:50 | More by BucBasil
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-09-2013 04:15:04 | More by avisong
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surfmeister

California

3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm really up in the air about this brew.
A: red/bronze, clear, firm yellowish/tan head that was a little disturbing, hmm nice looking or weird?
S: good malty profile, somewhat sweet with some spicy hop content
T: malty and definitely sweet not offensive, a taste I have to call "butterscotch" lingers, is that diacetyl?, again, interesting or weird?
M: full, substantial, nice carbonation level
D: possibly a little sweet here, any beer competing with SABL has to do better, but I would not avoid this beer however

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 22:06:17 | More by surfmeister
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M_Burkey


3/5  rDev +7.9%

08-14-2012 14:06:26 | More by M_Burkey
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +7.9%

02-06-2014 02:04:43 | More by CrazyDan
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

3/5  rDev +7.9%

10-11-2013 00:59:08 | More by TxMdScotty298
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Mojave Red from Indian Wells Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.