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Kern River Brewing Company
Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA
Limited (brewed once).
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
No notes at this time.
(Beer added by: Kegatron on 11-17-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 1
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap @ the Toronado (San Diego, CA) on 11/11/09. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a fairly clear coppery amber, with a modest covering of foamy brite-white head. Retention and lacing keep that foamy look, mostly the whole way through the glass. The aroma sits heavy in the nose, with a deep sweetness to it from tropical fruits, caramel, and bread. This is punctuated by some sharp pangs of piney resins and some lesser spice.
The taste has a big thick tang to it, from the citrus and toasted caramel. A strong resinous bite smothers the palate with sticky resins and spice. The finish is sticky at first and then gets more drying. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a good bit of alcohol beef to it and a big prickly creaminess that keeps things moving in the right direction.
This was decent. No shortage of hops but the heavy sweetness and feel helped drag this down some. A bit of a letdown, especially after having had their regular IPA from here.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2009 18:56:41 |
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