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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Double IPA using Falconerís Flight hops (8% abv, 78 IBU)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Wow aroma was huge on this one, very tropical, tons of hops, lots of mango, citrus, lime and pineapple. Appearance was orange very hazy with nice white head. Taste was like the aroma with mango and lime dominating but caramel malt was able to get through as well a little to much malt actually which kept me from giving it a perfect score. Mouthfeel was medium bodied finishes sticky with low bitterness. Overall this is one hell of a dipa one of the most fruity/tropical ipas I have ever had and its super delicious. I believe this was bottled on the 21st of Feb. so this was already two weeks old and I was skeptical as I am paranoid with ipas but I super glad I did the hunt and finally got it. This sure lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14080) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy light amber with a 3 finger foamy/frothy beige head. The nose is very fruity - mostly ripe light stone - peach/apricot. Full bodied. The flavor is very fruity/hoppy. With just a hint of caramel below. But enough to hold all this hop. With time the flavors reduce towards canned peach, then on to citrus rind. Really delectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Peach and mango overwhelm the nose - such a tropical fruity DIPA - more citrus on the taste, it tastes so much different than it smells... Really surprising. I would like a bit more bitterness up front, it is more of a finishing one that brings it a bit out of balance. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Kern made a delicious DIPA.. AGAIN!

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