Kern River Brewing Co.

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  1. aquazr1

    aquazr1 Defender (677) Jul 27, 2013 California

    Winter Ale was THE beer that was on point this year. Others I know agree as well.
     
  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Had 4 bottles of Winter Ale this season.
    All good.
     
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  3. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    I'm looking to trade a couple of Citra six-packs near the end of March. If you're interested let me know.
     
  4. mikul93

    mikul93 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 California

    Maybe I had an off bottle, but I was disappointed.
     
  5. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Think Tank #15.......this one is very very good. Is it hazy?
    Yes. But not so juicy haze. Almost like what a west coast haze would taste like.
     
  6. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,789) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Definitely liked it! Agreed on WC haze. Could see it having the onion/garlic aspects for some palates though.
     
  7. Ice_Cream_And_IPAs

    Ice_Cream_And_IPAs Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2016 New York

    I liked it a lot too. The hop finish on it is very interesting - it's not for the haze bros. It's a bit pricey but I'd recommend getting a bottle, at least just to try. Especially since it's supposedly a one-time release.
     
  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I’m not sure if TT15 is a one time release only. I think they should keep this series going. In bombers. But we are seeing less bottles and more cans these days. So who knows? I’m still hoping KRBC will put Class V in cans. 6pk or 4pk, doesn’t matter. Can’s.
     
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  9. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Good times at KRBC yesterday. Citra is tasting pretty damn good. Really enjoyed the imperial coffee porter too.
     
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  10. Original_Fake

    Original_Fake Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 North Carolina

    Citra was better than the last few batches I think. I liked every IPA they had on tap.
     
  11. analogchainsaw

    analogchainsaw Initiate (181) Nov 21, 2011 California

    We had a good time hanging out at the pub and Backyard yesterday and enjoyed Citra on tap.

    Opened a couple Citra cans this evening. Looks, smells, and tastes great - I'd say it's much improved from the last few batches. I wouldn't put it as high up there as the earlier years but the fog of time and many other great IPAs since then might be skewing my opinion.
     
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  12. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,789) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Tell me more about this imperial coffee porter...any idea if it will see packaged distro?
     
  13. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    I really have no idea at all about that. Did not ask. But I thought it was really delicious. Would love to see it distro’d.
     
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  14. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Has anyone got a heads up on Citra DIPA kegs showing up in the OC/LA area? I'm sure no cans were released for distro. Just curious. It would be nice to try Citra to compare to the past Citra releases. Thanks.
     
  15. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Had a can last night and stand by earlier statement. This batch is very good!
     
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  16. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Compared to previous batches? I go all the way back to Batch 1 release. Thx.
     
  17. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (203) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    I don't know, so hard to say. Not sure when they started brewing it or when I had it first, but I think I had it the last two or three times they did the "line up and wait for hours like an idiot" thing. Is it as good as those older batches? I don't know. Pallets change...other breweries have stepped up their games significantly. All I can say is that I think this batch is delicious and I definitely enjoy it more than the last several batches, and I am glad I grabbed a case.
     
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  18. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (122) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Kelly’s Korner Tavern in Placentia is tapping a keg tomorrow.
     
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  19. Kenny_Powers

    Kenny_Powers Initiate (21) Feb 19, 2016 California

    Sweet, you gonna grab a schooner?
     
  20. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (122) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Ha! I’ll swing by for a small pour. I don’t think they’ve used schooners there since ownership changed years ago.
     
  21. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 California

    FFS. First time we passed on semi annual Citra and they decide to finally dial it in?

    Good to know....
     
  22. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Yes, this latest batch of Citra on draft is better than the last 3 or 4 batches. Not quite the citrus taste of Kern’s OG Citra back in the hey days. It’s nice to get a pint of this sooo close to home.
     
  23. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    bump...
    It's been a while since my last Kern goodness. Yes I still love me some Kern IPA's along with all this other haze and clear sh!te that's out there. So fresh Chuurch cans and JO can be found for those who's looking. Some new bottles have been seen in and around the OC/LA area lately. Think Tank #16, Eddy Flower TIPA, Long Swim, Hop Nookie and 12th Anniversary (Golden Stout) bombers are out. The Golden Stout looks interesting.
     
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  24. ClippersSD

    ClippersSD Initiate (154) Jul 17, 2013 California
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    Would love to get on this thread and read that the old Citra is back. Maybe someday!
     
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  25. OTB

    OTB Zealot (503) Sep 2, 2011 California

    I think thats kinda like the the thread where everyone is waiting to hear the OG Nelson is back........get in line.

    Cheers,
     
  26. ClippersSD

    ClippersSD Initiate (154) Jul 17, 2013 California
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    We can dream for both. Right?
     
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  27. MAS

    MAS Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2006 California

    The last two times I had Citra from a keg I thought I was drinking from a mislabeled keg of Hop Nookie. Beer menu had it at 11% alcohol. It tasted greasy and odd. My current go to from KRBC is Chuurch. Excellent ipa in a can.
     
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  28. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Yes, Church is very good. Grabbed a bomber of Think Tank 16 yesterday. Still looking for their 12th Anniversary bottle.
     
  29. TheBrewsky

    TheBrewsky Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2017 California

    Haven't had much from them, but Think Thank 15 was very tasty.
     
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  30. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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  31. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    The taste for winter weather is right around the corner.
    Has anybody seen Winter Double IPA around the OC or LA area? Just curious if this has made the rounds yet?
     
  32. Reema

    Reema Disciple (340) Jan 16, 2015 California

    Still waiting for Class V Stout in cans for the winter time. God damn I love that beer so much.
     
  33. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Question on Just Outstanding. Has JO ever been brewed with Citra hops? I know its dry hopped with simcoe and amarillo. I'm seeing JO w/Citra hops around town. :neutral_face:
     
  34. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Yup. This JO w/ Citra Hops is delicious. Oh my.
     
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  35. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    @OTB If you see this on tap in your area....don’t hesitate. Git it before it’s gone.
     
  36. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (200) Oct 29, 2014 California

    "In the spirit of our Fall Citra Double IPA release, we are making a special batch of Just Outstanding with Citra! No, we are not blending the two beers, (although that might just work…) we are making our regular JO recipe with all of it’s Simcoe and Amarillo, then adding an additional dose of Citra hops. Enjoy while it lasts!"
     
  37. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (200) Oct 29, 2014 California

    Hey Gunz, Draft or cans?

    Edit. Looking like draft only
     
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  38. OTB

    OTB Zealot (503) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Thanks for the heads up buddy but I’ll most likely miss out on this one, sounds deelish though !

    Cheers
     
  39. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (231) Jun 13, 2006 California

    Having a Think Tank #17 at the moment, very good clear bitter WCIPA at 7%. I need more of these beers in my life.
     
  40. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 California

    Wow, no play on this thread anymore despite a Citra release. Anyone been up and have any feedback on the current batch?
     
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