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Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale - Kern River Brewing Company

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Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary AleWinter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
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world-class

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 215
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soughtbygod on 05-14-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Devi0us, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Topher78, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mrcraft, Sep 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TeamUgly, Mar 12, 2012
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sgoro, Mar 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SeaOfShells, Apr 09, 2013
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SageO, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Aggressive pour produces a 1-1/2 finger white head that recedes rather quick and leaves some pretty nice lacing. Beer is golden in color

S- The hops are definitely the showcase here. This smells excellent. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had the joy of smelling. Citrus, pine, slight sweetness. Very fresh hop smell.

T- Slight bitterness upfront is greeted by almost like a candied hop taste in the middle and finishes slightly bitter in the end. What a great beer! There are hints of pine, tangerine, orange zest, grapefruit, and a little sweetness from the malt in their balancing the whole thing out. The malt is in perfect balance, not overused as to take away from this excellent hop profile, and not underused either. No alcohol taste whatsoever. Great Job Kern! I wish I could have one of these everyday!

M- Nice carbonation and velvety texture. Good weight to it

O- Great beer. Highly drinkable at 8%. Every sip leaves you wanting more. I've been spoiled in the last week with the DIPA's I've had. This and Abrasive are the top of their class.

t420o, May 26, 2011
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chetw, Jan 30, 2013
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RTrain12, Apr 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Toronados

A: Pours a beautiful and slightly hazy golden color with a 1/2 finger bone white head.

S: Full of fantastic citrus hop aromas. Big mango and grapefruit with some candied orange and a bit of an earthiness to it.

T: Loaded with grapefruit an grapefruit pith with a good amount of honey malt and mango to balance it out. Incredibly smooth. I could drink this forever. Another fantastic beer from Kern River.

notchucknorris, Mar 07, 2012
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Winter Ale (2012) / 5th Anniversary Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.