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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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1,121 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 364
Gots: 134 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007

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Ratings: 1,121 | Reviews: 427
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle.

It pours an amberish orange with a large off-white head that is pretty soapy and foamy.

The smell is interesting. Nice grassiness, passion fruit, almost soapy citrus. There is something about it though that is just a touch off.

The flavor is nice. A round flavor with low bitterness to start, some fruitiness, a bit of grassiness, the finish is a medium/low herbal bitter.

This is a good beer once you get into it. Not too flashy but rather solid.

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An extra from the very generous Solomon420. Thank you, Damian! The last 20 beers I've consumed have been German in origin, and I'm looking forward to an IPA! Plus, I haven't had anything from these guys.

A: Surprisingly dark for an IPA, this is a rather deep amber with a finger-thick off-white head. Retention is pretty good, and there's some lace as the head slowly recedes to a clumpy disk

S: Makes me think of a East/West Coast hybrid. Bright citrus hops with tangerine, plenty of tropical fruit with some mango and papaya, but there's also a pretty solid malt presence in this (if the color didn't give it away). Caramel sweetness that when combined with the citrus character is like candied oranges. Solid

T: Opens up mildly bitter with a mainly citrus character (orange skins) with some pine bitterness. Plenty of hop flavor, with orange, tangerines and some pine. The tropical fruit character i initially picked up on the nose is not really noticeable on the palate. A definite malt presence is noted, with a simple caramel character. The finish is mildly sweet, with mild hop bitterness

M: Medium-light in body, this beer is a touch disappointing on the palate. It feels a little watery, and the finish could use more bitterness.

D: The low alcohol and low bitterness makes this very easy to drink, and I can actually feel my palate after drinking this! I quite enjoyed it, and would not hesitate to try this again.

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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