padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Went to check my notes on this one after I read a comment in the forum and it wasn’t here. What I have had this beer like 10x how could I have missed this. Outstanding doesn’t do this justice. Floral, Piney, grapefruit, yummy goodness.
rosshudgens (8) - - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lives up to the name, great nose, very drinkable. Citrusy and not overly hoppy but with a nice kick. Glad I randomly picked this up.
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden orange color with a white head. Very nice citrus and floral aroma, taste matches aroma.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another textbooker style-wise from Kern. Didn’t knock your socks off, but acheived a very nice balance of bitter, citrus, floral, and a little bit of sweet fruit, and very smooth. i dug this IPA. courtesy of jlozier
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received this as an extra in a recent trade. Poured into a standard pint.
A - Pours deep, cloudy, orange with a pillowy soft one finger head leaving sticky sheets of lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of grassy citric hops up front. Grapefruit, gram cracker malt, and a bit of dryness. Very nice balance overall with plenty of floral hops.
T - Plenty of piney citric hops up front giving way quickly to a mix of gram cracker malt and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finish is a bit dry with some lingering hop bitterness. Very good balance of flavors in this one. A bit old, my bad, but still very enjoyable.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice soft feel with a bit of bitterness in the finish that doesn’t linger for very long.
D - Pretty high. I really liked this one. I would love to try this on-tap someday. Can’t wait to try some of the other offerings from Kern River.
beersighted (110) - - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a truly delicious IPA. Perfectly balanced with a big, malty base, but complimented with piney Simcoe and citrusy Amarillo. Medium body and bold lacing that hugs the walls for a good while. Glorious brew!
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a nice golden color ale with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and some super great lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and citrus is very pleasant with nice flora undertones. Taste is also dominated by huge floral aroma of fresh grapefruit with some nice citrus notes with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. World-class IPA which is approaching Alpine level but not quite there yet.
SlovakSniper (3229) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une robe orangée qui est bien embrouillée. Une fameuse tête et une dentelle très occupée. Un nez de houblons fruités. Des agrumes juteux et légèrement sucrés, des pêches mais aussi des mangues avec des aiguilles de pin. Quel pif! Un goût qui ne déçoit pas. Des houblons savoureux. Un fruit orangé. Du pamplemousse, du sapinage doux. Une base maltée dominée par les cultivars. Je soupçonne une bouteille fraîche. En bouche, le liquide est possédé par un corps crémeux modérément remué par les bulles. La finale est tropicale et boréale, parfumée à souhait, amèrement délicate et fantastique. J’aime et j’adore.
John25 (565) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy burnt orange. Malty pine aroma. The taste adds citrus bitter notes. Strong rich candied mouthfeel. Very good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (1505) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus rind and caramel malt. Taste follows. Medium mouthfeel and light carb. Very good.
Homer321 (1971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a light reddish color with a slightly cloudy appearance. Medium white head that laces well. Nose is tropical and citrus with a slight pine character. Taste is initially sweet then fades to bitter with a moderate hop character. Just kinda run of the mill fruity with some tropical and citrus notes. OK, and probably was outstanding by IPA terms a few years ago, but right now, the hops seem a bit light and bland.