1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

904 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 904
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 355
Gots: 82 | FT: 6
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
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Just Outstanding IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 904 | Reviews: 407 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Fenfig
Fenfig

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2013 06:03:58 | More by Fenfig
Photo of Spider889
Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-20-2013 01:43:41 | More by Spider889
Photo of jjheinrichs
jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2013 20:29:00 | More by jjheinrichs
Photo of ChrisPro
ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2013 19:14:20 | More by ChrisPro
Photo of drummermattie02
drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2013 15:24:29 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of n2185
n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-17-2013 01:48:32 | More by n2185
Photo of scottfrie
scottfrie

California

4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours golden with a great thick head that lasted nearly the whole beer through. Great sticky lace.
S: Huge notes of citrus and mint on the nose. I get a touch of cat piss Simcoe as well.
T: More cat urine mixed with pine and bitter citrus rind. Malt is barely noticeable but adds some balancing sweetness. The finish is leafy and green tasting with fresh hops and the aftertaste is lingering and bitter.
M: Medium-full body, bubbly carbonation, drinks well.
O: I can definitely see why people love this, it’s a great balanced and super hoppy beer. It’s just not my favorite hop profile in an ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 21:33:31 | More by scottfrie
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-12-2013 06:35:56 | More by spycow
Photo of miadw3
miadw3

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-10-2013 04:14:15 | More by miadw3
Photo of ACY73
ACY73

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-01-2013 00:48:47 | More by ACY73
Photo of arash1000
arash1000

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-27-2012 06:34:09 | More by arash1000
Photo of sloelco
sloelco

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-25-2012 21:53:31 | More by sloelco
Photo of RashyGrillCook
RashyGrillCook

California

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a bomber into a Holy Mackerel pint glass while watching the Steelers vs the Cowboys.

A: Beautiful clear golden, orange with a great rocky, two finger head.

S: Mostly pine but there is some bright grapefruit zest to back it up

T&M: Somewhat thick, oily body that coats the back of the tongue thoroughly. Nowhere near as drying as most of the IPAs I've had(which is a good thing). Taste follows the nose but with a hint of bready malt coming in. Pine is still the forefront with some clean citrus notes.

O: A very clean, well made and deserving brew. This is exactly as it has been named. Just Outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:41:53 | More by RashyGrillCook
Photo of mbixler
mbixler

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-16-2012 17:54:53 | More by mbixler
Photo of ber12
ber12

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-16-2012 01:38:12 | More by ber12
Photo of Lex_Talionis
Lex_Talionis


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-13-2012 18:33:08 | More by Lex_Talionis
Photo of Treb0R
Treb0R

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-13-2012 15:41:08 | More by Treb0R
Photo of Rau71
Rau71

California

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz Bomber into a Sierra Nevada Tumbler Pint Glass.

Smells like american hops, and I love it.

Pours a Clear Light Amber with half finger head.

This beer is just like the name says, Just Outstanding. It is easily one of my favorite beers, and a top 3 IPA for sure, it is fantastic. The citrusy hops present a very nice bitterness without tasting skunky or overly bitter. It is smooth and tasty all the time. I wish they had a larger distro area.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 03:21:06 | More by Rau71
Photo of BeerBum
BeerBum

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-05-2012 02:24:05 | More by BeerBum
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -29.2%

12-04-2012 03:28:14 | More by chippo33
Photo of SandyPeterson310
SandyPeterson310

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

12-03-2012 03:38:58 | More by SandyPeterson310
Photo of slvrmon82
slvrmon82

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-30-2012 03:21:05 | More by slvrmon82
Photo of ChanChan
ChanChan

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-27-2012 00:16:58 | More by ChanChan
Photo of JRod1969
JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-26-2012 01:06:49 | More by JRod1969
Photo of suspect
suspect

New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle courtesy of blguillen into a Bruery Tulip courtesy of said blguillen.

A: Crystal clear golden color with plenty of amber notes to fit the bill of an AIPA. Mildly aggressive pour leads to a thick huge 2.5 finger rocky pure white head that doesn't disappear not no way not no how. Tons of sticky lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Big top resiny hop aroma with fresh cut grass and a malt bed that makes the hops the star of the show.

T: Really follows the nose with the grassy Simcoe hop taking center stage and the malt bill to follow. Not bitter, wonderfully balanced.

M: Smooth crisp finish. Medium body. Plenty of good carbonation.

O: Solid IPA. Perfectly suited for little ol' me to take down at least a bottle, probably more. Oh to have Kern River local. A boy can dream....

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 02:11:45 | More by suspect
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.