Death Valley Pale Ale | Indian Wells Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Death Valley Desert Pale Is a classic pale ale made with lots 2-row malt and hopped with clean Cascade hops from Yakima Valley. If you're a fan of California Pale Ales; you going to love this beer!

Added by charlzm on 06-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
26
Avg:
2.7
pDev:
27.41%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Stevenw7474
2.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbone1384
3.42/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of B_B
3.52/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.4/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
2.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of colts9016
1.7/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass at 41 degrees, Appearance a dark copper color with reddish hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with some carbonation. A hard pour gave dismal results, the head was off white one finger thick and foamy.

N: Mild hops aromas of citrus, and floral with caramel, yeast, and some bread.

T: Citrus, grass, caramel, yeast, bread, and some floral.

M: Carbonated, astringent, harsh.

O: This is one harsh beer, it is absolutely has no flavor, no hops, and no body. This beer is just downright bad. why do they sell this and not shit can it, confuses me.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.27/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank on the sand dunes in Death Valley national park. Served in a rinsed out Gatorade bottle because that's all I had. Looks as orange as the orange g2 that originally came in the bottle. Smells like apple juice caramel malt. Tastes like apple juice caramel malt. No hops at all. Great sunset in the desert, terrible beer.

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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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1/5  rDev -63%

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2.8/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of jheezee
2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.24/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle pour at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and subdued hop aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that has a more fruity than hoppy aspect.

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3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Beermazter310
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of Tone
3.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pine, hops, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, hint of wheat, and slight metallic aroma. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pine, sweet malt, hops, hint of alcohol, and slight metallic flavors. Overall, decent beer with simple characteristics, but the metallic aroma and flavor diminishes the quality.

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4/5  rDev +48.1%

Photo of tpauer
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of midnitesun11
3/5  rDev +11.1%

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Death Valley Pale Ale from Indian Wells Brewing Company
2.7 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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