The Plunge | Kern River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kegatron on 11-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Toronado (San Diego, CA) on 11/11/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a fairly clear coppery amber, with a modest covering of foamy brite-white head. Retention and lacing keep that foamy look, mostly the whole way through the glass. The aroma sits heavy in the nose, with a deep sweetness to it from tropical fruits, caramel, and bread. This is punctuated by some sharp pangs of piney resins and some lesser spice.

The taste has a big thick tang to it, from the citrus and toasted caramel. A strong resinous bite smothers the palate with sticky resins and spice. The finish is sticky at first and then gets more drying. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a good bit of alcohol beef to it and a big prickly creaminess that keeps things moving in the right direction.

This was decent. No shortage of hops but the heavy sweetness and feel helped drag this down some. A bit of a letdown, especially after having had their regular IPA from here.

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The Plunge from Kern River Brewing Company
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