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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

819 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%


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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mikeyv35

New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date: 05/28/2011
Type: 22oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2011
Glass: DFH Chalice

Poured a copper in color w/ a 11/2 finger white head that produced substantial sticky lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, tangerine, and pine. The taste was light grapefruit up front, transitions to light caramel sweetness, then finishes w/ hop bitterness and resinous pine(reminds me of what PVC pipe would taste like). Medium bodied and lush. Fairly drinkable, but the resinous bitterness on this one started to get to me after awhile.

Overall, very good IPA, but not on the level w/ the greats such as Sculpin and Pliny. This brew lacks the depth of citrus flavors necessary to put it in the upper tier of IPAs, but very balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 12:07:12 | More by mikeyv35
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Smell: muted honey, grapefruit, confectioner's sugar

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.