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

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4.23/5
Exceptional
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:
#1,801
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
138
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 25
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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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bnoise11
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gelasin
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Spiegelau Glass. You know... The uber Phallic glass with a small shaft & a giant head. ANY-WHO!!

This one is a home run. Argueably the best Red IPA I've had. Dank. Basement mustiness but under control. Pine forward, reminiscent of marijuana and a Tahoe pine forest. Oranges and red berries as the citrus goes. This one improves as it warms. Hops are the star of the show. A pot head's dream of a west coast red IPA.

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Photo of dertyd
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentusaurus
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a pretty beer. Juicy, copper rust comes to mind. Smells piney and pungent. Tastes piney and pungent. Feels piney and pungent! But somehow, I just love it. Cheers!

EDIT: After having this in the bottle and being a bit underwhelmed, had it it again at the brewery and WOW! What a difference! Everything seemed heightened, and honestly may be my favorite from KRBC. Obviously not the 6th ann. edition. Cheers!

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

Photo of dabear85
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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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Photo of mig100
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 mrcraft
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apareed
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma reminiscent of a DIPA. Like'

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Photo of BDeibs
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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