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6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) - Kern River Brewing Company

6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale)6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale)

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%


Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 03-27-2012)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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Philousa

California

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at Gourmet Haus for Kern River tap takeover, 2/11/13.

Pour a ruddy copper, clear, with a finger of white head that laces like a hoppy amber should. The aroma is almost all hops: mostly grapefruit and other citrus with some pine. There is also some crystal malt in there coming across as slightly metallic. Biscuit comes through with a swirl. Taste is very similar to the aroma with it leaning on that metallic copper flavor more heavily. This taste and the pine bitterness mix together well. What this beer lacks in complexity it makes up for in this marriage of flavors working together so well and drinkability. Feel is balanced, finish is slightly dry. This one is flavorful and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2013 17:57:11 | More by Philousa
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BarryMaKociner

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-05-2014 07:29:32 | More by BarryMaKociner
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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-24-2014 19:48:26 | More by mhksuccess
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-23-2014 09:13:57 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2014 22:54:31 | More by 1424IpA
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CrazyDan

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2014 23:34:08 | More by CrazyDan
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -30.6%

12-07-2013 08:28:31 | More by sharpski
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-23-2013 21:58:31 | More by Lare453
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 19:34:12 | More by StonedTrippin
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

11-16-2013 02:21:34 | More by wiltznucs
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

10-29-2013 21:16:14 | More by Rainblows
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

10-15-2013 16:37:16 | More by lonewolfcry
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 00:46:16 | More by Dave_Treat
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Twal

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-13-2013 15:23:21 | More by Twal
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2013 13:44:53 | More by SocalKicks
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kennbosco

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-27-2013 08:11:49 | More by Maillard
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leodarko

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

09-27-2013 00:16:26 | More by leodarko
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 04:18:51 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

09-22-2013 19:41:49 | More by hilgart1
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SirBentham

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2013 06:00:02 | More by SirBentham
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-27-2013 02:11:10 | More by monitorpop
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aquazr1

California

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a dark copper color with a small to medium head. Leaves a nice amount of lace around the glass as the head dissipates.

S - The initial aroma is pine with some citrus notes mixed in.

T - Very balanced and highly drinkable with a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium body, very smooth with light carbonation.

O - This beer is so drinkable for an 8% ABV beer, it's almost addictive. It changed my mind about red ales. Just the right amount of hops to balance against the malt flavors. Ranks right up there with the best I've ever had.

Serving type: growler

08-01-2013 04:43:41 | More by aquazr1
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2013 18:12:17 | More by MrDave
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a bright copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes fairly quick along with lacing that lasted well throughout. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt which was surprising for a red ale. Flavors of caramel, herbal hops, grapefruit, and bready malt. Medium bodied and well-carbonated. The finish was moderately bitter with a lingering resinous hops aftertaste. Overall, a pretty decent anniversary beer from Kern River, just not as good as the 5th anniversary beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 19:46:30 | More by CuriousMonk
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6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
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