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Sequoia Red - Kern River Brewing Company

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Sequoia Red
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007)
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-18-2014 05:57:56 | More by mhaugo
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vacax

California

4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliantly clear and rich sequoia red color, proving it is aptly named. If you don't know the mighty sequoia, its bark is a majestic dark red/brown. This gives me about one inch of a thick lightly tan head that has a few big bubles to break it up. Some good retention and beautiful lacing to boot. Looks like a great red ale. Smells like a classic amber with sweet caramel malts, cookie, walnut, toasty biscuit notes, and a hint of fruity hops in the background. A malt-forward brew.

Lots of those rich malts come through in the flavor, toasty caramel malts bring a nice sweetness, then the midpalate and finish usher in a tannic fruitiness and lightly earthy hop presence that completely balances this out. This is exceptionally well balanced, very impressive. While I personally prefer my reds hoppy, this is a near-perfect example of a balanced malty red ale. Medium body with a very creamy carbonation. A near perfect interpretation of a classic style.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 00:48:04 | More by vacax
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womencantsail

California

4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a deep, dark, brown color with plenty of red notes. The head is minimal and some spots of lacing are left.

S: The smell is very rich and malty. A lot of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a mild roasted quality.

T: The taste follows the nose. Big sugar, toffee, and caramel, flavors. The roasted malt is not as noticeable here. The flavors are quite reminiscent of a barleywine.

M: Low carbonation, medium body, and quite smooth.

D: I generally like a hoppier red/amber ale, but this was actually quite good. I think the flavors were bold enough to make this beer something more than a sugary mess.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 05:16:52 | More by womencantsail
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BierJager89

California

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Honeylike but red in hue with a ring of off white head.

S: Cherry, nectary fruits, and some orange in the nose.

T: Malty, not a ton of hop presence, some citrus peel and orange zest but subdued.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Not the hoppiest amber ale, but a pretty solid offering from Kern River. I'd recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 21:48:31 | More by BierJager89
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +12%

08-19-2012 02:41:41 | More by DarthKostrizer
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ChumleyX

California

4/5  rDev +12%

05-29-2012 00:56:46 | More by ChumleyX
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +12%

11-03-2012 13:58:38 | More by tbone1384
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery in Kernville into a pint glass. The beer presents with a deep copper/amber color, with a thin, foamy head. Tastes of dark roasted malts and caramel. There is a bit of a harsh aftertaste from the roast, but the beer still maintains a smooth and balanced taste and in-mouth feel. There is a good overall flavor to this brew. Pretty decent for a Red.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2010 05:53:23 | More by GarthDanielson
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chickencoop

California

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deeep amber, nice frothy head. Smell was a approachable malty nose. Taste was a light amber malt, nothing standing out but a pleasant light amber lager. Overall a very palatable beer, but nothing that really stands out. This is quite drinkable but nothing that is going to make me search it out and find this to pound a few with my friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 07:25:58 | More by chickencoop
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Halcyondays

California

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a dark amber/red with a 1.5 finger white head with good lace.

S: Nice sweet caramel malt, 1-dimensional, but enjoyable and fragrant.

T: Heavy like the nose on the sweet caramel malt, real light-hopping. A lot like a British mild.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, soft carbonation.

D: Another well made beer out of Kern River. I've had 4 of their beers in the last month, and I am really quite impressed.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 20:35:14 | More by Halcyondays
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2014 13:53:42 | More by Sammy
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Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-04-2013 18:35:40 | More by Piddmeista
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-04-2013 05:42:06 | More by SocalKicks
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-30-2014 23:36:23 | More by CrazyDan
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-29-2012 23:24:04 | More by sloelco
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2014 23:39:55 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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sdpaul

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-22-2012 18:24:51 | More by sdpaul
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy red body with a profusely fizzy, off-white head.

Smell: Aroma of caramel malts, toasted grains, and a mild citrus hop presence.

Taste: Caramel maltiness with a nice measure of sweetness. Notes of toasted grains and lemon. A spicy, earth bitterness emerges on the finishes, but remains rather light. Simple and straightforward, but this is an amber ale we're talking about.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Though I'd prefer a more milder level of carbonation, I still thought this one was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 05:44:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-04-2013 21:58:20 | More by Smarty_Pints
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2013 04:46:01 | More by aquazr1
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2013 04:44:19 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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MiScusi

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought back from the brewery a little over a month ago. Dark ruby in color, with a weak off white head made of big and little bubbles. It comes across as pretty toasty and nutty. It wasn't bad, but I don't think it really did anything that particularly well.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 07:28:01 | More by MiScusi
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Topher78

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2013 16:18:19 | More by Topher78
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trentet

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-13-2012 20:54:10 | More by trentet
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MrHirschybar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-03-2012 08:35:03 | More by MrHirschybar
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Sequoia Red from Kern River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.