Kern River Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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3.6
sonnycheeba (6437) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Tap. Pours mostly clear copper with a ruby tint. Aroma and flavor are caramel and bready malts, light toast, faint berries, and some rich piney and dank hops. Medium body.

3.5
snoworsummer (6146) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Draft at the Joint. Pours hazy amber/red with a thick, frothy beige head. Tastes like resin, grapefruit hops, nutty malt, and toffee. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, resin, grapefruit hops, and toffee.

3.3
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream head. Tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and caramel flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Tropical fruit and light caramel lingers with light citrus.

4
PugUglyBrewer (805) - - JUL 26, 2017
Very dense reddish brown, tarnished copper, color with a thin head of offwhite head of foam. A well crafted imperial red with a big malt backbone that doesn’t overdo it. The balance between caramel base and hop additions is near perfect. Pine dry and semi sweet. Perhaps some grapefruit meddling around in the mix. Keep it up Kern. Good brew.

3.8
TylerGreenDC (1085) - - MAY 8, 2017
Draft. Cloudy copper color. Thick, dense lace. Aroma of toasted nuts and a bit of raisin. Flavors of caramel, toffee, and orange juice. Old school American ale stuff done very well.

3.5
anders37 (27226) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2017
On tap at Bottlecraft Little Italy, San Diego. Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruit, caramel and some malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness.

3.7
Bule (2272) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2017
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Prominent hop flavors that overpowers he maltiness. Lacking a little malt backbone.

3.4
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. Found the hops restrained and the malt a little cloying with the alcohol showing slightly through residual sugars.

4
BeerandBlues2 (13869) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy dank, herbal and woody hops with a cracker malt backbone. Flavor is heavy dank, sweaty sock, herbal and woody hops and bitterness with sweet cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.


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