6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
4.51/5 rDev +4.6%
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
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -5.1%
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
3.69/5 rDev -14.4%
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
4.74/5 rDev +10%
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
6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.