Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by cjacobsen:
3.53/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(A) Pours a deep orange that is clean and clear. Careful to not get any of the massive amount of sediment that was at the bottom of the bottle. There was a lot. Produced a half inch white foamy head. Left lacing on the glass.
(S) A ton of grapefruit and white grapes. Hops were present but not nearly anything against the light fruits. Some pale malt seemed to make it through.
(T) A lot like the nose. There was a boatload of grapefruit mixed in with citric rind and light fruits. Hops get you at the end with a bit of caramel malt.
(M) Bit on the carbonated side. Had some bite to it. Slightly grainy and bitter.
(O) I wish this was a bit better balanced. I feel it was off center and had way too much white fruit aspects to it. The grapefruit flavor from the hops was a bit overwhelming.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 20:24:31 | More by cjacobsen
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3.66/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle that Doug opened up. Thanks man. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 3/11/2014.
App- Dark brown-caramel, a bit hazy and opaque. Very strange for a west coast IPA. Comes with a one finger white head, fair retention and fair lacing.
Smell- Caramel, toffee, grapefruit, lemon and a bit of pine. More on the malty side. Don't know how old this is, but the hops are certainly there.
Flavour- Not particularly interesting. Caramel malt backbone is here, a bit of grapefruit and mango, with a nice pine backend that is fairly bitter. Not mindblowing by any stretch.
Mouthfeel- Nice creamy, medium bodied, not watery at all. Quite bitter even for the style, coats the tongue in pure IBU. In fact, the bitterness stands out the most in terms of the character of this beer.
Overall- Decent IPA, nothing mind-blowing or special. I can find IPAs like this fairly easily here in Madison, Wisconsin. Good extra, certainly nothing worth trading for.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 04:04:07 | More by Stevedore
4.21/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Builds a nice lively two finger head on the pour. The head dissipates but a then layers lingers around. The color is a pretty lite amber but cloudy. If I hadn't seen a pliny for comparison this would look better.
S - Nommy citrusy goodness. Grapefruits in there. Lemon and orange peel maybe?. Some pine in there too. Smells good and better than the previous times I've had it.
T- Taste is less than the nose. Less of the citrus and grapefruit, ect with the added bitterness of an IPA. Pineyness is still there in the taste.
M - Very silky for an IPA. Tiny little bubbles softening the beer when you drink. Like it alot.
Overall - Just started doing reviews. Having to think through the various aspects of this beer makes me think it's better than I've considered it in the past. However this weekend I drank it on tap at the brewery side by side with citra and the citra blew my mind in comparison. If not for the side by side this would be higher I think. But that's what side by sides are for :)
Serving type: growler
03-07-2014 06:37:24 | More by Wolberjs
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: A vibrant and hazy golden with an orange hue, minimal off-white head.
S: Juicy citrus, slight hop dankness, and more fresh citrus. Guava, grapefruit, pineapple, and stone fruit.
T/M: Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation. Weak and mild malt flavors with a little bit of a subdued hop presence. Very subdued overall -- not up front with anything. There is a slight hint of apricot juiciness. The finish is very slightly malty with a mild bitterness.
O: Really quite nice all around. This beer does not do anything loudly, so it's hard to absolutely love or hate anything about it. Really drinkable, but also really forgettable.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 11:27:09 | More by jdhowe
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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