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Kern River Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
So, we have a new beer; an Imperial Red Ale dry hopped with Summit and Simcoe. What are we calling it? You guessed it, Dirty Hippie. It weighs in at 8%, 95 IBU and has a whole lot of hoppy goodness balanced with a nice malt backbone that you would expect out of an Imperial Red. Does it really smell like a dirty hippie? Come on in, grab a pint and decide for yourself.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has some dank hop notes as well as a little cotton candy. Caramel malts come through after the hops dissipate. Light nuts and toffee, too. Transparent amber body with a small to medium cream-colored head. Starts with a bunch of earthy, dirty hop flavors. QUite bitter, actually. There’s a little caramel malt sweetness in the middle with some tannins. Finishes with more of the earthy hop flavor and some cotton candy hints, too. Quite hoppy, and quite bitter. A little much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2016
650ml bottle from phesterjau. Orange reddish pour with an off-white head leaving some lace. Aroma has tangy pine, citrus and sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel, tangy pine, bittersweet citric fruits, light stone fruits and some sweet red malts. The blend is solid, the body is medium, the carbonation is throughout and there is a slight alcohol presence. Finishes to the sweet side of that bitter-sweet scale. This is hoppy version of a classic American Strong ale. Sweeter than most as well. Tasty! 14.2

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Des malts épicés et sucrés, une résine abrasive sur un lit de terre sèche. Très amer et alcoolisé, comme si c’était un peu plus robuste. Les premières gorgées étaient pus agréable que les dernières.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnnyvelvet (21) - - NOV 11, 2015
Tap @ Toronado. Pours hazy amber with a small, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is literally a dirty hippy. Flavor is a refreshing mango, citrus, and vanilla with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Grassy and herbal hops, mild sweetness, faint booze, and moderate bitterness. Fine, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Stone - Liberty Station. Hazy red brown with a good sized head. Aroma is of juicy red apple, grapefruit, pine, and toffee. Taste is of oranges, booze, toffee, pine, resin, and spicy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9283) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Tap @ O’Brien’s, Kearny Mesa.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Fruity aroma, resin and caramel. Flavor is also sweet and juicy, caramel and some orange notes. A bit sweet but very tasty.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ OBriens. Rated on 25.08.2015. Aroma is sweet with fruit candy, resin and some caramel. Flavour has fruit juice, some herbal bitterness and mild resiny malt. A bit flat palate. Juicy and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ O’Brien’s Pub, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of juicy orange fruitiness, floral notes and biscuit. Flavour of heavy juicy floral bitterness, biscuit, grapefruit and some weed. Rather juicy and hoppy finish. Not sure if red ale or not. Good stuff anyways.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6445) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Draught @ O’Briens, San Diego, CA

Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, hops, grass and resin. Taste is caramely malts, hoppy and resinous with loads of grassy hops. Finish is hoppy, malty and crisp. Tasty.


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