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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

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by smokeypeat:
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smokeypeat

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a 22oz bomber in a trade. Thanks RichBeer!

Pours a cloudy amber with a massive 2 finger white head. Aroma is really great. Tons of citrus (orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit) present with some piney notes as well. In tasting I was really pleased with how balanced this beer comes across. It's definitely a blast of hops but not to the point of being mouth puckering. The malt is there to provide some nice sweet counterpoint to all that hop goodness. I've got to note that the lace on the glass was impressive throughout as well. What really stood out to me with this beer though was how great the mouthfeel was for a strong IPA. This beer was extemely smooth and went down very easily. Great beer overall, definitely one I wish I had easy access to.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 21:21:06 | More by smokeypeat
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Look: cloudy brownish-orange, very minimal head

Smell: muted honey, grapefruit, confectioner's sugar

Taste: again, muted. Honestly kind of hard to make out any one flavor. Some floral maybe, but mostly just sweetish and bitter. As it warms, more grapefruit, along with a bit of molasses. Still a lot of just straight-up bitter notes, of the sort I associate with a lot of Stone's offerings.

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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