the first time i went to the closest Rocket Fizz location was mainly to try to find this soda. it is/was limited i had heard and Rocket Fizz seemed to be the place to get it. of course when i got there they had no idea what i was talking about. (they also had no idea who i was, which may be the bigger travesty.) of course though as soon as I mentioned it to the amazing and wonderful Sagi, he offered to hook me up, and boy did he, yet again!
this is definitely one of, if not THE, fanciest root beers i have ever had. the melted wax poured over the top is a super rad touch, but the Indian Wells logo embossed into the wax on the top of the cap takes it up yet another notch. the back of the bottle explains how they aged the soda in Quercus Pyrenaica Chesnut(sic) barrels from the Iberian Peninsula to give the root beer a vanilla trace, along with extolling the other ingredients in it. i don’t know anything about barrels or aging root beer, but if it results in yummy things, i am all for it. i just hope all of the expectations raised by the glorious package carries through to the contents inside.
i have to say, one of my biggest pet peeves in the root beer world is when an otherwise seemingly tasty soda’s flavor is masked by the presence of a load of bubbles and harsh carbonation. i really have no clue what it is that makes some drinks be altered by their bubbles where others are enhanced. this one, somewhat sadly, falls into that first camp. i think it is pretty good although nothing too hugely crazy unique or anything, but it is covered a lot by the rough bubbles. in any case, it does have a nice vanilla taste and is pretty rich. i have tried to let it sit a bit so the carbonation wears off and then i can taste the true flavor better. so i am sort of let down here. yes, it is good, no it is no great/amazing/extraordinary
Anthony’s Rating: 86
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||22oz glass bottle|
|Available:||CA||Obtained in:||trade with Sagi|
Ingredients:Indian Wells artesian spring water, cane sugar, natural flavor, real vanilla, citric acid