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

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

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 28
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Photo of RogueOz
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass at KRBC, tap and bottles to go available (limited).

L: like a red, small light head, light carbonation, minimal lacing. cloudy.

S: You can smell the resinous hops off the bat. This is gonna be good.

T ; This is like a Citra in disguise. This is an aggressive red ale, not for the feint hearted, but definitely down my alley. Definitely lives up to its Imperial status. If you don't like hop character then I doubt you will like this.

F : Smooth and leaning towards hop bitterness. No overly lingering resin or hops though.

This is a great red ale, certainly not passive in character. I have not tasted the other anniversary renditions, but this is very Citra in character, and I love Citra. Between this, the new Barleywine, and the Knee Deep collab, KRBC has really impressed of late. BTW - I bought my bottle limit (6) and already spoken for with future trades.

RogueOz, Oct 18, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%

wethorseblanket, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

bnelson997, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

imfatsowhat, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

BarryMaKociner, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

mhksuccess, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of 1424IpA
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

1424IpA, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of CrazyDan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CrazyDan, Jan 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

sharpski, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Lare453, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

wiltznucs, Nov 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Rainblows, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

lonewolfcry, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
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.

Dave_Treat, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Twal, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

SocalKicks, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

kennbosco, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Maillard, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

leodarko, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 23, 2013
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6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.