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Death Valley Pale Ale | Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Death Valley Pale AleDeath Valley Pale Ale
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
Ranking:
#44,199
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
60
pDev:
25.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 26
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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of deadliest
3.68/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear light copper with an eggshell head that's craggy and lasts a good while and leaves some small lines of lace.

S: Smell is nice, but a little weak. Clean smell of piney hops and some breadiness.

T: Overall quite good. Pine needles balanced with a heavy doughy taste. Only thing off-putting is there is a kind of soapy taste hanging out in the back.

M: Clean and crisp. Well carbonated unlike the other Indian Mills beers I've tried. Smooth.

D: Nice drinkability. I like the doughy aftertaste. Could go for another.

I was worried after picking 3 of their beers for a mix-6 and being let down hard by the first 2, but this one turned out to be pretty darn good.

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Photo of Offa
3.67/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden amber, it has a medium off-white head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is full fruity/flowery grain, bread, apple, grass, a bit like a nice, full-bodied pale lager.

Taste is spicy-peppery & grassy hop bitterness with honeyish apple and toasty bread sweetness, some mineral. Bitterness just dominates the finish but in aftertaste is joined by the bready sweetness. It is a good, solid light, golden ale.

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Photo of B_B
3.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claybob43
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nerudamann
3.45/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - hazy light brown color, almost amber. Has about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - interesting earthy quality to it, almost a ginger-like aroma.

Taste - similar taste as to the smell, it has an earthy, ginger-like taste, fairly subtle, which gets a little bitter in the middle but mellows out in the end.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a little on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad brew. Somewhat interesting to think about.

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3.42/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Death Valley Pale Ale has a thin, off-white to beige head and a cloudy amber appearance. Carbonation is low. The aroma is of some sort of citrus (apricot?), and the taste is mostly of hops (good) and water (not good), although just a shade of barley can be picked up. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Death Valley Pale Ale finishes fairly refreshing. I guess this is okay, but it's too watery for a California pale ale.

RJT

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/2 inch head, orange/brown in color, hazy

Smell: toasted English pale malt, grass, earth, and pumpernickel

Taste: follows the smell

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, medium-high carbonation, medium body

Overall: A decent slightly above average APA. I would get a single of this if I saw it again, but would not invest in a six pack. It tastes different from other APAs.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.26/5  rDev +14.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to lighter copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, grapefruit and orange citrus hops. In the taste, dry grain like malt and a small hop presence. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel,, with a small dry citrus hop in the aftertaste. More citrus in nose and in aftertaste, it is ok.

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Death Valley Pale Ale from Indian Wells Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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