Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by chilly460:
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours clear golden orange with an impressive frothy white head. Good lacing.
S: Lots of orange and mango on the nose, very smooth citrus is busting out of this one. Some toffee malts aroma are detectable behind all the fruit. Exotic citrus in their too, starfruit or something along those lines. Great aroma.
T: Orange and apricot is hits right up front. Some lighter piney notes in there as well. Not a "bitter" IPA, but busting with juicy hops. Nice light malty backbone as well.
M: Medium body and a resinous mouthfeel. There is a nice oiliness from the hops.
O: Really nice IPA, my idea of citrusy profile with great balance.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2012 01:40:55 | More by chilly460
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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
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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