Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, golden honey color. Gorgeous warm-looking color on this beer. About 1" of off-white head forms, that has good retention and limited lacing.
Smell: Caramel malt, lots of florals, citrus, grapefruit, and dankness. Nice, fresh hop scents in this. Nothing over the top, but still very good.
Taste: Good malt backbone. Hop character is very floral, along with some citrus, and general dankness. Maybe a bit of pine at the tail end.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with very fine carbonation. As it warms it becomes more and more creamy on the palate. Good here. Overall, an excellent IPA. Again, nothing over the top, but very solid all around and something I'd love to have again.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 03:40:10 | More by zhanson88
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev -5.4%
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
94 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.