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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

925 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 357
Gots: 90 | 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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Ratings: 925 | Reviews: 408 | Display Reviews Only:
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 05:56:54 | More by smurfbeer
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-15-2011 04:11:53 | More by mjtiernan
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penniwisdom

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-15-2011 03:51:46 | More by penniwisdom
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 03:01:17 | More by plumcrazyfx
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2011 02:24:24 | More by seeswo
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KHM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-14-2011 23:41:37 | More by KHM
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nightwing002

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2011 21:43:07 | More by nightwing002
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Jstark5150

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2011 21:08:01 | More by Jstark5150
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-14-2011 19:38:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nanobrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-14-2011 19:00:01 | More by nanobrew
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khumbard

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-14-2011 17:29:18 | More by khumbard
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Crabbicuss

Maryland

5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-14-2011 15:50:20 | More by Crabbicuss
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with orange hues. There is a sizable mountain style white head that forms peaks and valleys. The retention is really impressive and the head leaves behind chunks of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose reveals some intense citrusy hops; grapefruit, oranges, and some pine cones hiding in the background. The malt is not lost in the shuffle as the aromas of toasted grain and honey waft from the glass.

T: The hops dominate the front side of the beer with the citrus flavors shining through. Mid palate the hops shift gears and some notes of pine come through with a bit of bubble gum as well. It finishes dry and mildly bitter with a hint of the toasted grain. Really clean finish.

M: The feel of this brew is really lush for an IPA. It is medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

O: The hops are forward, not over powering, and the finish is superb. I would drink this one regularly at 6.8% if I had access to it!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:12:09 | More by Neffbeer
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mikedrinksbeer2

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty golden orange, with a finger and half of bubbly white head, that leaves significant cling. The scent is hoppy, floral hops and piney, a thick scent that finishes with some sweetness. The flavor has a great balance. It's definite hop flavor, but with a malty sweetness. It is very full across the mouth. Very drinkable. This IPA stands up along side any other west coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 07:31:11 | More by mikedrinksbeer2
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Shagtastic

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle courtesy of vissai

A: I love the color of this one, great golden with a good head

S: I didn't get much of an aroma from this beer but what i did get I enjoyed.

T: Really smooth for such a hoppy beer, I can see the hype on this one for sure.

M: Good carbonation and so easy to drink, I put down a bomber of this one before I even realized it.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It was easy to drink and quite tasty. One I'd return to for sure

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 02:45:25 | More by Shagtastic
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

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

Cheers to soughtbygod for sending this my way

Consumed 11/3/11

Appearance: A mostly clear but slightly hazy deep orange color - starts off with a large, fluffy, foamy white head - great retention, and it leaves tons of lacing - sticky, wispy, pretty looking

Smell: Great - complex hops - floral, some pine, tons of citrus - mostly orange and grapefruit flesh, but there are definitely some tropical aromas in here, too - a bready malt backbone, hints of caramel

Taste: Yeah, it's outstanding - surprisingly, not a hop bomb - moderately bitter, with a light sweetness - some oily pine, and a lot of citrus - orange and grapefruit flesh, some pith that builds over time, some rind - the malts do actually provide a background, mostly pale, but some caramel malts - a little earthy, grassy - balance is impressive for a west coast IPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth

Overall: All-around solid

This is a great IPA. It's not extreme, it's not ridiculous, it's just very flavorful and well-rounded. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 04:52:36 | More by angrybabboon
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours an orange amber color. Produced a giant fluffy white head with great retention and lace.

(S)- Big juicy citrus with a piney caramel middle. Giant bits of grapefruits. A good hop profile.

(T)- Lots of caramel malt. . lots. Plenty of pine and a mild dry citrus.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A decent balance too. A little underwhelming based on the smell.

(D)- Not bad. Not as good as how it looked and smelled, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 17:18:48 | More by sweemzander
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to comfortablynumb1 for the bottle.

Appearance: Straight gold. Head is bright-white, chunky, and sticky. Super sticky. Lacing is in sheets. Nice thin cap on the beer throughout. Very pretty to look at, but lacks some of the deeper copper tones I've come to expect from the style. The lacing on this is truly amazing.

Smell: Big floral hop aroma. Citrus on the back. I'm getting some tropical smells in there too. Mostly mango. Big biscuity malt presence with some sweetness coming in through the back. Lovely, complex hops. Nicely balanced. Has that cotton candy smell I've come to associate with Citra hops. Powdery malts, oily hops, and all around nicely balanced.

Taste: Is it possibly that floral got bigger than the nose? Yup. Sweet and piney. Love the combo going on here. Nice cotton candy finish on a dank sip. Citrus kicks in after a few sips and pushes pith and oily rind. The malts keep in step, offering a solid counterpoint of biscuit dough and caramel sweetness. Peppery and earthy on the back. Loads of pithy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth. Moderate body. Carbonation is spot on. Very solid overall. Lacks a little body, but not much.

Overall: They really know how to make these things on the west coast. Loads of hop flavor and a nice malt to back it up. Loads of depth and character.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 03:13:21 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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HosP

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 22oz into pint glass.

A- pours dark Orange, hazy color. Fluffy white head, leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S- lots of hop aroma. Pine hops come through first, followed by citrus grapefruit. Some subtle sweet malt hints in the back.

T- like the nose lots of hop flavor throughout. Citrus hop flavor comes more prominent though. Some grapefruit mixed with some pine in the middle. Caramel malty at the end hold up the hops nicely. Bitterness becomes stronger toward the end, but not overly bitter.

M- medium body, good carbonation. Oily feel in the mouth.

O- great ipa! Would love to be able to drink this anytime. Good amount of hop flavor, but doesn't go over the top. Very much enjoyed this beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 03:28:14 | More by HosP
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Brez07

Maine

4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Notes from a month ago. 22oz bottle shared by Drazzamatazz

A: Dark burnt orange, super cloudy (was not exactly expecting this). Massive 3 finger fluffy head from the pour. Big, thick lacing

S: Lots of grapefruit and pine. Starts with juicy, citrus fruit and finishes with piney/earthy hop notes. Occasional light caramel. As this warmed, notes of pineapple juice emerged

T: Citrus hops goodness with a small amount of pine. Mostly grapefruit, but some pineapple comes through as well. Sweetness in the form of caramel and some bread crust in the finish. Superbly balanced

M: Medium bodied. Slightly bitter. Clean finish

D: I loved this beer. An amazing IPA. Insanely drinkable. Would take this over Citra any day

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 17:20:53 | More by Brez07
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dubinsky

California

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Snifter.

I've had this beer several times and have never had the time to review it, so here it goes

A - Pours a somewhat hazy amber with a head that’s as stiff as I have seen on a nitro poured beer. Amazing looking off white head. As the head recedes it leaves behind a nice trail as if a snail had crawled down the sides of the glass.

S – Tons of citrus, and pineapple. I’m also picking up tropical fruits such as mango and orange. A slight breadiness is present but its mostly overshadowed by the citrus aromas.

T – This is a delicious IPA which follows the smell very closely. Nice citrus and pine up front with a nice malt presence to balance it out. Such a clean and crisp IPA. KBC has mastered the IPA.

M - Medium bodied and nice light carbonation.

O – The label reads that “The name says it all” and I cant agree more. This beer is Just outstanding. It really is one of the best IPA's I’ve enjoyed thus far. This is one of the best examples of a great West Coast IPA. Come to think of it, this may be my favorite (non-special release) IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 01:58:53 | More by dubinsky
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cjacobsen

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(A) Pours a deep orange that is clean and clear. Careful to not get any of the massive amount of sediment that was at the bottom of the bottle. There was a lot. Produced a half inch white foamy head. Left lacing on the glass.

(S) A ton of grapefruit and white grapes. Hops were present but not nearly anything against the light fruits. Some pale malt seemed to make it through.

(T) A lot like the nose. There was a boatload of grapefruit mixed in with citric rind and light fruits. Hops get you at the end with a bit of caramel malt.

(M) Bit on the carbonated side. Had some bite to it. Slightly grainy and bitter.

(O) I wish this was a bit better balanced. I feel it was off center and had way too much white fruit aspects to it. The grapefruit flavor from the hops was a bit overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 20:24:31 | More by cjacobsen
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mkotsayfan

California

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber/orange color with plenty of head. The aroma has a lot of pine notes, along with the strong citrus hops. The taste is just as good, very balanced with lots of bitterness. The citrus and fruit notes are present, and the malt balances on the back end. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with good carbonation.

This is one heck of an IPA, I've wanted to try a Kern River beer and this is my first one. I'm very impressed and will have to find more.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:28:11 | More by mkotsayfan
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kevanb

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into an Allagash tulip.

A: Pours a really nice honey amber color, a bit cloudy with a nice big billowy cloud like head, a little too much head really and that was with a slow pour.

S: Has a really nice marmalade aroma with lots of hops behind it, really inviting and pleasant.

T: Nice big hop flavors that are balanced really well with some citrus and pine flavors, nice marmalade flavors that match the nose well.

M: Nice and big, perfect level of carbonation, goes down really smoothly.

Verdict: Really nice IPA from Kern River, one of the best IPAs out of Southern California which is pretty much home most of the best IPAs in the world.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 04:32:32 | More by kevanb
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flannelman808

California

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber with a ruby hue and topped with a generous off white pancake batter head. Good retention and great lacing.

S: The proverbial forest floor and bitter orange pith.

T: Citrus bitterness tickles the tongue up front and smooths over with a bitter dried pine needle quality. The light bodied nature of this beer does not allow for much malt expression, which frankly I'm all for. Good quick and dry finishing.

M: Carbonic prickle

O: This is a pretty darn good beer. As light bodied IPA's go this is probably in the top 20.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 23:40:41 | More by flannelman808
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