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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 361
Gots: 105 | 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)
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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Look: Cloudy golden amber with a thick white head. Lots of legs and quite nice lacing

Smell: One pungent brew with an explosion of Amarillo and simcoe hops right out of the bottle! Huge piney citrus notes with a sweet malt making itself ever present. Piney hops, lime, lemon, white nectarines, some light orange blossom, mandarin oranges, more pine, sweet malty notes round up the rear but are just barely there covered by more pine. Smells fantastic!

Taste: Much more balanced then the nose lead on as the pine and citrus notes meld quite nicely with a sweet malt leading to a quite nice balanced profile. Getting pine, nectarine, lemon notes, tangerine, sweet malt, earthy hops, with another wave of malt to smooth things out. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Resiny hops stick to the teeth with a medium body and a quite bitter finish that dries very slowly. Very nice.

Overall: One outstanding brew. The hops are obviously the main show here but they at balanced really well with that malt to make one tasty IPA. Loving these simcoe and Amarillo IPAs and I think more brews should use this awesome pair up! Excellent IPA and one I wish I saw more.

BergBeer, Yesterday at 05:29 PM
Photo of MNishCT77
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle purchased from CraftCity.com, unknown packaging/bottling dates (bizarre to me that lots of the West Coast breweries don't bottle date their IPAs); poured into my FFF snifter and drank over an hour

A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration; low clarity (cannot see or read through); initially fluffy white head resolves into a lacing of alternate size carbonation bubbles with some lake effect; moderate alcohol legs

A: 10/12 - pine, citrus, resin, grapefruit and touch of dank; moderate biscuity/sharp malt character; some alcohol when really digging; no diacetyl; no DMS

T: 16/20 - a moderate bite of bitterness on the anterior palate that is replaced by PNW hop flavors - pine, resin, tangerine and grapefruit (feel like I can really tell that this beer is brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo); a slight malty/breadiness and alcohol on the back end; finishes super dry

M: 4/5 - moderate body (with hop oils and alcohol); moderate carbonation; high drinkability

T: 9/10 - just a classically outstanding West Coast IPA with the juxtaposition of pine (Simcoe) and citrus (Amarillo); totally crushable to boot - feel like I could drink another 1-2 bombers alone tonight; high recommended and curious to cf. to Alpine Duet, which uses the same hops

TOTAL - 42/50

MNishCT77, Yesterday at 01:28 AM
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4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MacQ32, Wednesday at 01:35 AM
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

IvoryFoxhole, Tuesday at 09:41 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Nightrain87, Monday at 04:07 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

SCanthony, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopped_up_Chuck, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

thatoneguymike, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

mdlb44, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.1%

kscaldef, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

dkw0063, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

excellent ipa, pulling hop characteristics from all parts of the spectrum. lots of citrus in the nose, lemony and oily, more pine in the flavor, very north woodsy, certainly the bitterness is there, but it also has a fresher, almost vegetal bit to it as well. i like such a well rounded profile to it, and the brilliance is that it seems to all fit, nothing muddled or confused or anything, its really just super well dialed in. some grain character too to balance, some medium crystal malt in with the two row, and a mild nutty base results. that goes really well with the pine side of the hops, which are stronger in the finish than anywhere else. its juicy fresh, a great example of the style, and a really comfortable abv for me personally in an ipa. if this were an everyday option, my fridge would be full of it. i can think of no higher compliment to an ale like this. i wish these guys were in colorado.

StonedTrippin, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%

jhhansen, Sep 29, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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