sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized fluffy white head with fair retention and lace. Hazy orange colored brew. Nose of light pine, citrus and some tropical notes. Body is lightly medium with a soft carbonation, lil oily. Gently hopped, lil floral with tropical notes, hint of mango with that pleasent piney note, citrus and a slight malt backing. Fairly dry finish, fruits and spices, easy quaff at 8%. Bomber from IrishBoy. Thanks Richard!
GMCC2181 (1481) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by sloth: Nice looking DIPA, copper orange, decent little head. Good nose. I never heard of falconers flight hops, sounds like some shite from Harry Potter. But taste is nice. Bitter, but well balanced with a malt presence. Little piney and grassy. Thin bodied but not watery. Overall: A nice drinkable dipa, thanks Bert for sharing!
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a medium beige head. Aroma of piney hops, buttery malt and sweet caramel malt - very piney on top. Flavour is intensely piney and buttery, with some dry citrus peel and more pine. Delicious piney hop bomb.
TheEpeeist (3057) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Cloudy olive orange with a slim white head. Nose is orange, pineapple and honey. Almost full body but not overly sticky or oily. Crisp and lively carb with a bite. Taste is broiled pineapple, grass, lemon pith and tea. Finishes with hints of cayenne.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of hopseeker via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate tropical fruits, lightly sweet orange, and grapefruit. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) golden-orange with a creamy three finger head with excellent retention. Thereís is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. Itís definitely an impressive looking beer. The flavor starts with a moderate dose of tropical fruits and pineapple. The finish has lightly sweet orange and light grapefruit. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, itís not in the bitter hop bomb class of IIPAs, but itís damn tasty with all the tropical fruits and itís dangerously drinkable.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Kern 5th Anniversary pours a dark faded golden yellow color with a long-standing white head.
The aroma is quite floral with a strong lilac or lily presence. A grapefruit, lemon, and apricot hop aroma adds a strong citrusy hop aroma to a biscuity malt base.
Each sip starts out with a biscuit and honey sweetness that is light and somewhat dry. As the flavor progresses, a juicy grapefruit flavor comes in with a hoppy vengenace. Apricot and some lemon zest provide some further depth to the strong hoppiness.
Bubbly carbonation also has a creamy quality to it, giving off the perception that this is a light, easy drinking beer. The 8% ABV is deceptive for sure.
Overall this is an extremely enjoyable beer out of Kern River.
Peacehammer (562) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours deep orange with two finger foamy head. Lots of citrus, peach and grapefruit aroma. Very smooth body, some bitter hop flavor right up front that finishes with some awesome tropical fruit notes and grapefruit. Great double IPA.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I picked up this beer with high expectations coming from the fact they brew Citra. This beer did not disappoint. The flavor is full of juicy hop notes that is very smooth and goes down nicely. I still prefer Citra but this beer really proves that Kern River can hang with the best of them when it comes to DIPAís
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice gold pour, white head. Juicy hops, tropical fruit, grassy notes, resin in the nose. Flavor is so vibrant and fresh with fruity hops, citrus, resin, grassy, floral...just a beauty.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super fresh bomber at Hunahpuís Day 2012. Pours a hazy golden-orange amber color with a thin off-white film. Minimal lace spotting marks the glass. The nose shows a tropical fruit hop character hat reminds of citrus and pineapple, but thereís also a good amount of dank, catty notes. Malts suggest of semi-dry cereal grain. Flavors follow suit, well balanced, but pretty dank and catty, with secondary tropi-citrus fruit character. The palate is substantive, yet fairly well balanced. Carbonation is spot on. Pretty solid, but a bit overly dank for my tastes.