Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by GrumpyJunglist:
3.5/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: A clear darkish golden brown color, with a lovely fluffy 3 fingers head.
S: nice aromas of pine, and some malt in there.
T: a nice mellow hop tone here. nothing too crazy, not a kick in the teeth of hops but its present.
M: smooth, with a lovely mild hoppy after taste.
O: Not bad, not outstanding, but its pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 05:20:19 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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4.01/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours out a hazy orange. Can see little floaties. This one is unfiltered, it would appear. Darkish in color. Gives off a finger and a half off white head. Retention is moderate. Lacing is absolutely wonderful. Carbonation appears to be minimal, but it's hard to tell amongst the hazy and sediment.
S: Got the West Coast part down. Big pine, grapefruit and spicy tropical notes. Also a bit of spiced tangerine/orange. Malt comes through with some caramel and lightly nutty sweetness. Am getting a slightly catty/onion undertone from the Simcoe, as well.
T: Big hit of grain up front. Initial surge of lime and kumquat pith lead the hop charge. These transition mid palate into more standard IPA territory of pine, some herbaceousness and a touch of grapefruit. As it warms, the malt begins to open up, but never takes on any sweetness. Instead, it's a grassy, grainy style of malt. Bitterness asserts on the finish, bringing back bitter citrus peel, pine needles and a floral characteristic. Finishes extremely dry, bordering astringent.
M: Oh, so incredibly light for an IPA. Crisp on the palate, but with fairly subdued carbonation.
O: Very well executed, but somewhat lackluster. Lacks the complexity and depth of flavor of the top tier IPA's. Still, glad to have tried it.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 06:23:57 | More by McStagger
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 928 ratings.