Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to Thome50 for this bottle, shared with Dreadnaught33
A: Pours a slightly hazy light yellow/gold with a small white head and minimal lacing.
S: Alright, we are off to a good start here, smell is very nice, it's a nice mix of hops and citrus. It doesn't quite punch you in the face like some DIPAs, but I'm very impressed.
T: Taste is citrusy, hoppy and a little sweet. It's got nice balance, but this beer has no real hop bite to speak of. It's very easy to drink, but I want a little more hoppiness out of my DIPAs and this doesn't quite deliver.
M: Mouthfeel is light-to-medium bodied with good carbonation.
O: Another very good, but not incredible beer from Kern River here. I have to say that yet again (as I was with the Double Citra) I am a little disappointed in this beer. This one had a lot of the elements necessary to make a great DIPA, but just came up short on the bitter/hoppy side of things.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2011 20:05:31 | More by starrdogg
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Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
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