Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.58/5 rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Cracked this open while making up some homemade pico de gallo and guacamole and finished at the computer while rating it with a handful of homemade tortilla chips.
Poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip on 5/28/11.
Pours a very beautiful medium dark honey color with tons of frothy cream colored head that leaves a medium amount of lacing on the glass. I can't really ask much more form this beer in terms of looks.
Smell is a juicy pine smack in the face with a little bit of orange peel and a sweet carmel malt backbone in the background. It has a nice hop presence and a sweetness. Would have liked a little more sweetness and maybe some stronger citrus aromas to build a more complex aroma but its still a very nice smelling brew.
Taste is very much the same as the smell. A pine blast to the palate with hints of citrus and a carmel malt sweetness that makes the beer chewy and tasty. Again not much to fault the beer but would like a little more citrus presence.
Mouthfeel is light to moderate in weight. The tastes easily cover the 6.8 ABV up and there is a nice pine resin that sits in the palate and dries the mouth making you want to take another sip.
Overall this is a great beer and one of the top IPA's out there. It takes some hits on its complexity but really this beer does a great job in balancing the pine hops and the sweet malt. Job well done.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2011 03:15:15 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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4.29/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz Bomber perfectly poured into a tulip with slightly hazy gold color that produced nice head with the most perfect lacing of any of the beers I have had lately.
First sip is a dream and stands on citrus and pear notes which ballance very well with moderate maltyness and perfect carbonation. Smell is slightly piney and floral which seems to result in excess from the dry hopping process as stated on the bottle.
Very drinkable for myself but maybe a bit hoppy for the timid. This is the first time I have tried Kern River Brews but not the last. Highly recommend this CA IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 08:04:45 | More by hoppyhour
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.