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6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) | Kern River Brewing Company

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138 Ratings
6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale)6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DarthKostrizer on 03-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,813
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
138
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
1.97/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

This beer is all over the place. Elite mouthfeel and body....and a train wreck after that. It is indeed sticky. But that is all I get out of it. Hop profile is boring. Smell leaves much to be desired, but name suggests that. Another vastly overrated beer from Krb

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another good one from Kern River. Bottled 2 weeks ago. Poured into a large flute.

Dark Amber/Copper color. Small head. Lots of lacing. Looks good.

Smell the hops right away. Pine being abundant.

Balanced taste. The hops give a little bite, much more than a typical red. Very nicely done.

Lightly carbonated, medium body.

Overall a red that I'd drink again. Nicely done Kern.

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3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle of Kern Dirty hippie.

Aroma: does NOT smell like a dirty hippie but does have some resemblance to a bock bier.

Flavor: Very hoppy version of the style, with citrus and floral hops. The hops are at about APA level; mild bitterness.

Somewhat light body.

O: very good.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

This is a reddish orange beer with a small head on top, leaving just a few spots of lacing around the glass. I smell oak, citrus, and hemp...hemp eh? Maybe that's why it is called the dirty hippe. Anyways, this is another pleasing ale out of Kern River. Although I taste hemp, there's a light wood accent that adds to the pleasant fruitiness of the beer. The alcohol is hidden well, the beer medium bodied, so I'd say order me another one in the future.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, served in a teku glass. Pours a darker amber reddish body, two finger offwhite head, lots of retention and lots of lacing. Smell is dank grassy and citrusy hop aromatics with a fair bit of caramel malt backbone, a bit of toffee and sweet candied sugar. Perhaps some pine resin. The smell is fairly dank, perhaps halfway to a dirty hippie? Flavour is a smooth caramel malt with a big, crisp pine and citrus hop presence, a fair bit of grassy bitterness on the backend. Fairly sweet as expected. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp with a fair bit of resinous bitterness on the backend. Solid hoppy imperial red ale.

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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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6th Anniversary Ale (Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 138 ratings
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