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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

934 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 356
Gots: 89 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007)
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Joe Canal's, Iselin.

Golden copper body, good clarity, but with a little chill haze, topped by two fingers of dense white foam.

Fresh, big fruity nose, grapefruit, oranges, apricots abound.

Solid semi-sweet malt foundation coats the tongue. Juicy fruits burst out. Big bitter bite. And it all ties together in the end.

Medium mouthfeel, solid, smooth, with a dose of prickliness.

I don't know if it lives up to Just Outstanding, but its damn good.

Serving type: growler

09-16-2013 22:58:02 | More by RonfromJersey
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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.

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.