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8th Anniversary White Double IPA (Shuttle Bunny) | Kern River Brewing Company

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8th Anniversary White Double IPA (Shuttle Bunny)8th Anniversary White Double IPA (Shuttle Bunny)

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 105
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into Belgian ale glass. No date on bottle. Shipped across the country in summer so...yeah...

L: Nice amber gold, somewhat hazy. 2F head, with poor retention, a little bit of a ring, spotty lacing.

S: So I think lack of care and some age have dulled this a bit, but I still get some dank pineyness and citrus in scent, but a lot of malt as well.

T: Faded grapefruit and orange, sweet light malts more assertive than you would want because of hop fade, but not too bad, dank pineyness faint but present on finish, which is pretty long and sticky.

F: Light to medium body, light carbonation, construction probably was better when fresh, as well as balance.

O: Some may say unfair, but I think care of beer from producer to retailer to consumer does matter and is part of the process and I drank this within a week of receipt, during which I took good care of it. It's not bad, but the highlights the hops brought out (I think) are gone now, so rating is part what it is now and part what they hint it was.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really strong nose of sticky cannabis...really sticky. This is the first beer I've had that smelled like straight-up weed. Plenty of tropical and citrus fruit in the aroma and flavor. Incredibly crushable for a DIPA. Best white IPA I've ever had the pleasure of drinking.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: medium clarity slightly opaque golden orange hue- some neon yellow also. nice thick vibrant white bubbles. amazing lacing.

S: Hops. resin, citrus pith, some tropical fruits, slight spicy hint somewhere. overripe mango, guava extract.

T: Tropical fruits, resin right after, some grassy notes, citrus zest, finish with bitter fruit and floral bouquet.

F: Sticky, palate coating, soft and smooth, easy to drink with a crisp finish.

O: This is really fantastic. Tons of great balance of flavors and soooo easy to drink.

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Photo of dar482
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma is chemically dank, raw chive, herbaceous, along with orange and grapefruit zest. It truly smells like an Other Half production.

The flavor follows with grapefruit, tropical fruits, raw herbs, dank notes through light wheat body.

Surprisingly more enjoyable than the malt forward Kern Citra (This batch at least).

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: looks like bright shiny golden sugary lemonade. Decent head that is not super white. This beer almost has light green hues.

Aroma: Smells like you're opening a container packed with fresh hydroponic marijuana. Close your eyes and sniff this shit; its a pop of sticky herb oils. It's shocking and almost makes you think cannabis is an actual ingredient. This smells dank, piney and sticky as balls. (the draft versions aroma is even more pronounced in what I just described than the bottled version)

Taste: The flavors are super similar to the aroma. The taste follows quite accurately what is represented in the nose. As it warms you receive a little more of a citrus type thing that evens out the piney dank assault. Alcohol is extremely well masked. I am loving the grapefruit pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Oily, sticky, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is actually pretty thin and drinkable for an 8.5% abv imperial IPA. Nonetheless, this seems fitting for the style (white IPA). this thin body seems to compliment the danky, piney, and hoppy sensations.

Overall: my new personal favorite white IPA, a style I've never been super fond of until I took a trip up to Kernville.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours pale orange, it's very hazy, white bright head, lots of lacing,good amount of carbonation, head did not last, soapy film left.

A: Tropical fruit notes, guava, mango, pineapple, tangerine, not getting any malts, all hop notes, smells really good.

T: Like the nose, guava, mango, touch of grapefruit peel on the finish, finishes dry, very good.

M: A little light for a IIPA, could use some more carbonation, dry finish.

O: This is very good, must try if you like IIPAs, tropical notes, dry finish, should have a bigger mouthfeel, but nothing to be disappointed about.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 22oz. bomber (bottled a month prior) poured into Goose Island pint glass on 5-Jun-15.

The nose is better than the taste, but overall a solid double white IPA.

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at the Brewery – 11/15/2014
Taster from flight

A: Pale blonde color with some considerable wheat and hop haze going on. Thin layer of paper white foam rests over top before falling out to a halo. Very minimal stick and just a few dots splashed up on the glass.

S: Smells super hoppy with orange zest and sappy pine notes met by a mild dank herb component. I get some of that wheaty grain character underpinned by all the hops. Really nice hop aromatics to this one has me excited to try.

T: Tastes like one hoppy bunny. A real orange pine blaster to the taste buds! Smooth and balanced by this creamy wheat malt texture. Has a vanilla like sweetness to it that plays into the role so well. Nice moderate amount of bitterness and the alcohol completely masked. Probably more IPA than a wheat which works for me. Often times these are too husky and grainy from too much wheat in the grist. The balance here really brings it all together.

M: The mouth feel is very smooth and creamy with a moderate light body and light peppery bitterness midway. Finishes off with a nice drying crisp and a relatively clean exit with some mild linger to it.

D: What more can I say…another outstanding hoppy offering from Kern. Probably the hoppiest Wheat IPA I have come across yet. Heard they might be bottling this one sometime soon. Would love to get another go with this one.

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Photo of rand
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's during SD Beer Week, poured into a pint.

A: Light-orange to yellow in color, creamy. Sudsy pour with lacing all over.

S: Citrusy nose, with tangerine and pine right at the front. Lemongrass, cracker in the middle, smells lively. Booze is completely masked.

T: Flavors follow, citrus pith and grassy, astringent hops at the tip of the palate. Honey sweetness follows, and the booze comes through here. Finished long, sweet, with sticky residuals between sips.

M: Feels light on the palate, but sticks between sips.

Tasty, but not as dialed-in as some of Kern's amazing brews. A little too big for its britches.

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8th Anniversary White Double IPA (Shuttle Bunny) from Kern River Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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