Amnesia IPA | Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Amnesia IPAAmnesia IPA
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Amnesia IPAAmnesia IPA

Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for the beer that was shipped to Her Majesty’s Royal Army in India. This beer was brewed with large amounts of hops, which acted as a natural preservative in transit from the British Isles to India giving it the distinctive bitter taste. Modern Microbreweries now attempt to make IPAs as bitter as possible. Not us. We make the classic India Pale Ale, with an International bitterness rating of around 62. The taste is not overwhelmed with bitterness, but it allows you to enjoy the brilliant subtlety of the complex hops, aromas and flavors of four different hops used to finish our IPA. Oh yeah, we also hand-craft it at 7.2% alcohol by volume.

Added by largadeer on 08-07-2008

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.35/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a mixture of yellow and orange with about a 2/3" head. Aroma didn't drop hops, instead dropped an almost fusel amount of alcohol.

The taste had bitterness and an exceptional amount of alcohol sting, burn and bite. Its even acidic. Four different kinds of hops? They're lost in this alcohol bomb. The carbonation on these varies wildly, I've had them soft, I've had them soda like.

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2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
2.84/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ruzzal
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pegasus
1.87/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Moderately hazy amber body, with a modest, fine-beaded white head, which soon collapses to a dusting of white foam. Modest agitation, say by gently tipping the glass, produces a surge of foam at the glass walls. The lacing is fine, and glass-coating.

Aroma: Dark bread notes and malt dominate the aroma, the hop presence is only slightly notable, and has an herbal quality. In all, the aroma seems quite understated for the style.

Taste: The taste begins with dark, bready malts, as the aroma would suggest. As the taste progresses, there is a moderate herbal hop presence, with a level of restraint that I would expect to find in a pale ale. Later in the taste, there are some citric hops. Finishes with a mild herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Soft, but a bit thin, with very mild carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An lackluster example of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of DblDiamond
1.74/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just no. This did NOT taste like an ipa at all. Off aroma followed by an almost non existent hop profile. It basically tastes like a mediocre homebrew.

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3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JordanAlster
3.76/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dope ass IPA, and gets you buzzin for sure!

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of cyberjason
1.25/5  rDev -51%

I actually stopped at this brewery on my way home from Mammoth. When you walk in you get more of a factory operation feeling than a beer loving microbrewery feeling. They seem to have more than half of their store dedicated to soda. They did have tastings and their flagship beer aged in oak barrels seemed like a waste of oak barrels. Getting to the beer...I'm not going to say it's the worst beer I've had but it's not far from it. I would not purchase this beer again unless it was around the price of Natty ice. It has a clean taste yet lacks the signature taste you get from certain IPA's. The carbonation is weird too...almost as if they gave it extra carbonation or something from their soda machines. For $7.99+ for a six pack your money will be better spend on something like Sierra Nevada.

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Steven1024
4/5  rDev +56.9%

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3.4/5  rDev +33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of glmccuskey
3.13/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of ds18425
1.94/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Creamy taste like no other IPA Ive tasted. Has no resemblance of an IPA in taste, feel and smell. Not much going on here and rather boring. I still cant believe its an IPA. Think i will skip trying this brew company for now but wish them the best of luck. :-)

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Photo of jbuckhead
1.56/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Isn't an IPA supposed to have some bitter quality from the hops? What I tasted was more sour than anything (perhaps they should just call it a sour beer). Also, not sure why there were proteins floating around in the beer. Shouldn't a professional brewery know how to get that out of the beer? This is he second of four styles I bought from these guys today, and so far they both sucked.

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Photo of Petersfavoritebrews
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of DoctorQ9
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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Amnesia IPA from Indian Wells Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 107 ratings