Death Valley Pale Ale is a California pale ale from Indian Wells Brewing Company.
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!
This beer pours a light amber with a massive off-white foamy head. Honeycomb bubbles fill the two inches of foam. Tiny carbonation bubbles are also present.
The nose on this beer reminded me of a macro pilsner with the smell of Czech hops dominating. I also picked up slight honey and floral hop notes. Piney hops and a mild roastiness come through more as it opens up.
Piney hops came through in the flavor before I even had time to process what was happening. There’s also a sweetness that might be honey or possibly from some kind of English malts. It’s almost like a hoppy English Pale Ale. There is a hard water taste that comes through in the back-end and really hurts the flavor of this beer.
Mouthfeel is tin with a distracting bite. It dries the mouth out, but thankfully evaporates quickly.
Death Valley Pale Ale is a jumble of flavors that don’t always fit together. It seems as if they had a bunch of good ideas, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make them work out.
Overall: 3 out of 10
As an AMERICAN PALE ALE: 3 out of 10
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