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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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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 26
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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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

SirBentham, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

monitorpop, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
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.

aquazr1, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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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.

CuriousMonk, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Rau71, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bouncepass, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerBucks, May 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Topher78, May 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Clem319, May 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

cincysig, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

largadeer, Apr 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

getinked, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

RashyGrillCook, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

BGsWo22, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

LegalBrew87, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jakecattleco, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

gonzowestwood, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DJButters, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ScottO, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Swervine44, Feb 12, 2013
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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.

Philousa, Feb 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

lanimarissa, Feb 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

sdpaul, Feb 05, 2013
6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.