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Kern River Winter Ale (2012-)

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Double IPA using Falconer’s Flight hops (8% abv, 78 IBU)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (882) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Big hoppy aroma, citrus, some earthiness, caramel malt. Slightly hazy orange pour, white head. Big malt - semisweet, some citrus, earthy hops, light spicy hop character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jess. Nose is an amazing danky tropical fruity explosion. Hazy orange pour. Moderate white head. Taste is initially fruity with a light bitterness. Moderate bitterness but still a light malt sweetness. Good. But not double Citra good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2014
Cloudy orange. Lots of orange and cloves. Honey and more orange. Bitter then sweet then nutty. Orange. Big malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
22 oz bottle sampled in Feb. 2012 from notes. Pours a golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had a big citrus presence; orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mild resin character, caramel, lightly toasted with moderate bitterness. Very drinkable DIPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
22. Thanks j! Pours a murky pale amber with a loose white head. Bright fruity nose, lots of grapefruit and orange rind and blood orange. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Light caramel with grapefruit and orange pith on the mid palate. Long dry finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Great hop aroma. Fruity hops, mango, grapefruit, pine. This IPA is ridiculously good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a glowing golden yellow that was full of haze and looks similar to a hefeweizen while a soft pillow of foam easily broke down up top. The nose is bold with ripe succulent hops that ooze hop oils and resin while a small whiff of alcohol lurks in the background. The flavor is initially bitter with hops yet has a delicate sweetness due to bready grained malts. There is an obvious taste of citrus such as lime or grapefruit juice but somehow this doesn’t all come together for me as a high quality Imperial IPA because it taste as though its watered down or lacks serious body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
as kern river 5th anniversary double ipa cloudy yellow, smooth white head. mild aroma, malts, flowers. flavor is malty, hoppy bitter, hoppy flowery,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (932) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($7.99). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with two fingers of white foam that leaves some good lacing. Aroma of sweet tangerine, zesty grapefruit, oily herbs, spring lawnmowing, and some wet pine. Flavor of a nice fruit medley (I get peach, mango, tangerine, perhaps some apricot), honey, caramel, and some spicy earthy hops. Well balanced and not particularly bitter. The tropical fruit elements here make me think of this more as a summer ale rather than a winter ale. The hopmasters at Kern River do it again! (71, 780)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle share at Hunaphu Day. Orange pour with a fluffy white head. Standard IPA aroma subdued floral, piney and citrus hops with bready malt backing. Spruce and spicy hop character, minerals with hints of citrus and sweet malt backing. Not bad, just nothing distinguishable.


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