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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

935 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 410
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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Reviews by Trueant1:
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Trueant1

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick dark orange hazy color. Thick creamy white head and coats the side of the glass with wonderful lacing patterns! Smells of CLEAN pine needles. FRESH and clean is the word! Other smells of apricot, pineapple , spice ,and PURE sugars! Outstanding! Nice DIPA taste. Traditional west coast bitterness. Some sugars push through but the bitterness rules 60 % bitter to 40% sugars. Nice citrus juice flavors! Long lingering bitter taste on the palette. But not overly bitter. What a wonderful American IPA. Drinks great! TRY ONE! Try anything from this brewery, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 00:25:15 | More by Trueant1
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not seeing any bottled on info on this one. bomber bottle.

A: slightly hazy brew. orange ish in color. bright white head is pretty frothy. good lacing, good retention. definitely pretty hazy though.

S: really bright, citrus focused aromatics. however, there is a slight oxidized aroma in there as well. minor cara malt smell too.

D: drinks super light. citrus, mild pine flavor. a decent amount of maltiness as well. especially coming up about halfway and into the finish. that and plenty of bitterness. good stuff.

M: moderate body with a moderate carb. pretty average.

D: good stuff. not blowing my socks off but certainly a well done, very drinkable IPA. im not sure if this wasn't super fresh, but I would love to try some at the source. getting past the oxidation, this is good.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 04:21:26 | More by Jimmys
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-01-2014 17:53:26 | More by ricecracker420
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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a nice golden color ale with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and some super great lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and citrus is very pleasant with nice flora undertones. Taste is also dominated by huge floral aroma of fresh grapefruit with some nice citrus notes with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. World-class IPA which is approaching Alpine level but not quite there yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 19:40:47 | More by Phyl21ca
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-29-2014 16:47:23 | More by AmericaGWShark
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California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-29-2014 02:43:44 | More by Bennettarr
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 20:55:22 | More by bcrossan
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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 19:17:11 | More by Clemskis
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-26-2014 17:38:09 | More by Davepoolesque
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California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-25-2014 14:12:41 | More by BigJohnShow
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sjmad23

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-23-2014 01:02:57 | More by sjmad23
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Absolut

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 15:51:41 | More by Absolut
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Mikexw

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 12:50:05 | More by Mikexw
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JOrtt

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-19-2014 02:53:31 | More by JOrtt
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-19-2014 02:05:12 | More by ddub28
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 01:18:34 | More by Jared14
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California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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McStagger

California

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
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
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-17-2014 03:33:57 | More by hilgart1
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-16-2014 23:48:57 | More by jemarent
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.