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Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale) | Kern River Brewing Company

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Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale)Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale)
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4.45/5
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365 Ratings
Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale)Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Nugget, Falconer's flight, Simcoe, and Citra.

Added by soughtbygod on 05-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#271
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
365
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
25
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a bright white creamy full head, lots of lacing, very little head retention, and a good amount of carbonation.

A: Big punch of grapefruit zest rising out of my glass, zest oil, earthy, herbal, piney, resin, needles, aroma is full and thick, dank, black pepper spice, smells really amazing.

T: Huge flavors of grapefruit zest, citrus peel, resin, freshly crushed pine needles, dankness, earthy, herbal, and freshly ground black pepper, big hit of grapefruit zest like bitterness, finish is super dry with lingering notes of grapefruit peel, resin, and spice, huge flavors.

M: Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation, and a very dry finish, wrecks the palate, feels like my palate has been raked with a landscape rake.

O: This beer doesn't drink like it's 8%, feels and tastes like a triple IPA, this beer will wreck your palate unless double IPAs are a part of your regular beer consumption. Winter Double IPA has lots of aroma, flavor, complexity, depth, bitterness, and palate effect, its a big beer.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roger85
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewjoel
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hefewiseman
3.79/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outlaw1323
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DudeBeerYaBro
4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark gold color and hazy. Good amount of thick white head.
S: Pine and a bunch of citrus flavors come through.
T: Pine and resin up front followed by some orange and tangerine.
F: thick feel for a IPA and doesnt feel too carbonated.
O: Really solid west coast style double IPA, would definitely drink again.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap.

Dark golden color with a frothy and greasy off-white head that left streaks of spotty lace down the glass. Juicy, fruity, and slightly spicy and leafy hops with a surprising amount of burnt caramel and toast. Drying and crackery finish with a clean bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Great soft and slick mouthfeel with fresh and tingly feeling hop oils.

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Photo of M_chav
2.5/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rawfish
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nygannon
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSW
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mythaeus
4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kavinci
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy almost amber color with a good amount of white head and good retention. The aroma is pretty muted but gives off a bit of pine, dank grass, and hint of citrus. Malt backbone is pretty breadlike with a good amount of caramel, almost too much comes through on the taste, and some spice notes from the rye. Some mild heat from alcohol present and takes away from the hops. Fairly dry which helps some with accentuating the hops but lets the alcohol come through. Overall a fairly average IPA.

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Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 365 ratings
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