6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev -5.3%
a brilliant red ale, thanks to drlovemd87 for getting me this beer "because it reminded him of me". not sure if that's a compliment or not, but this beer is damn good, so im not offended. brick red on the pour with plenty of body and a sexy two full inches of white fluff on top. the nose is really hopped up, honey sweet from the red malt, dusty and earthy too, but the hops take center stage. I am not super familiar with summit hops, but they have a really high alpha acid presence here, as well as a robust orangey citrus profile that tastes incredible with the richer red malt. the hops are just great in this, not bitter until the very end. the mouthfeel is full bodied but not heavy, it stays creamy throughout, and is very satisfying as a fall beer. overall an incredible first impression from kern river, and although this isn't the beer that makes them famous, its got me dying to try their ipas. yummy red beer right here with an assertive and unique hop profile. dangerously easy drinking.
11-16-2013 19:34:12 | More by StonedTrippin
3.69/5 rDev -14.6%
Another good one from Kern River. Bottled 2 weeks ago. Poured into a large flute.
Dark Amber/Copper color. Small head. Lots of lacing. Looks good.
Smell the hops right away. Pine being abundant.
Balanced taste. The hops give a little bite, much more than a typical red. Very nicely done.
Lightly carbonated, medium body.
Overall a red that I'd drink again. Nicely done Kern.
10-14-2013 00:46:16 | More by Dave_Treat
6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.