Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Double Dirty Hippie | Kern River Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
16 Ratings

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rand on 04-13-2014

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of sillyhed8
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4.26/5  rDev 0%

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jartw19
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Endocador
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Evan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Growler pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal and vegetal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice mixture of different hop qualities all around.

 638 characters

Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bpasquini
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of rand
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Kern River Brewery tap to tulip

This is the second or third 'Imperial Red Ale' I've had this year, and this is an Imperial, IMPERIAL Red, so I predict a new category soon. And the brew is as advertised; big, boozy, candied malt aspects. Hops are dank as hell...if you need a benchmark for what brewers describe as 'dank', stick your nose in a glass of this. Still, it's not as dialed in as a typical Kern concoction, nor the single version of this beer. This isn't much of complaint though, I'm throwing it back easy enough, but KRB's bar is set high. The specs:

A: The beer has a murky apricot-like color, medium froth with little islands of patchy lacing.

S: Pure dankness right upfront. Toffee and yeasty funk join the prominent bouquet. Notes of alcohol and grass linger.

M: Chewy, viscous, oily. Fortunately there's enough carbonation to wash scrub the sticky complexion.

T: Big resinous hops up front, dank and pithy. The malt-backbone is huge, yielding distinct notes of caramelized sugar and husky grain. It gets to be a little hot around the edges, and the hop and malt aspects are slightly disjointed, leading to a long and sticky finish.

 1,161 characters

Double Dirty Hippie from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 16 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.