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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371 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:
#267
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
371
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kash2112
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pkalix
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

L: Light pumpkin, apricot, and honey hues with a thick white head and ample lacing
S: Pine, grapefruit, and oranges
T: Classic West Coast pine-forward brew with sappy resin upfront and a supporting cast of tangerines, grapefruit, and crackers finished with a slight spicy rye kick
F: A bit creamy and very softly carbonated
O: This was very much a departure from the NE hazy brews I typically seek out, but Winter Ale holds its own in my eyes. As the beer warmed in my glass the flavor developed into a complex, citrusy, and spicy winter warmer/IPA combo. Very unique and enjoyable brew that is perfect for this time of year.

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Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoyagus
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

light straw color is not particularly inviting, nor is the light malt nose. Light carbonation, light hop and light malt make for a very well balanced and easy drinking ipa that is not particularly double in abv or flavor but subtly comforting warming and Kern

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sloelco
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chief99
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kern River strikes again! If you were a fan of the collab with Knee Deep (Deep Rivers), this is right there. Outstanding fruity and juicy aromas and flavors, easy to drink, clean and delicious. Cheers!

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

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

Photo of BAsbill
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimiller
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper and yellow color, full inch of head. Aroma was primarily citrus (citra) in its hoppiness. Plenty fruity.

Taste was soft, bitterness low, hop flavors high. Dank factor up. Really similar to their more well known citra dipa, but probably equally as good. A changeup, maybe this one had Nelson/Mosaic, something that got a little funkier than just the citra hop.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Spectator
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Winter Ale (5th Anniversary Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 371 ratings
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