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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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978 Ratings

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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 357
Gots: 101 | 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 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.

zhanson88, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of muhf41
5/5  rDev +17.9%

muhf41, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -5.7%

klipper, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of PerHops
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden orange with a very nice looking head that recedes slowly and leaves soapy bubbles. Looks a lot like pliny.

S- Lots of citrus! Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tropical fruit, pineapple, grassiness

T- Orange marmalade, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some funkiness I can't put my finger on and a crisp, medium bitter finish. Very little pine.

M- Not very resinous. Very light, great level of carbonation, near perfect. Drinks very easily.

O- Very, very good. This would surely be a regular beer for me if it was easily available. My first beer from Kern River and I enjoyed it very much.

PerHops, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of shanghai55
4/5  rDev -5.7%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of auphex
5/5  rDev +17.9%

auphex, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Jefe73
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Jefe73, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ritzkiss
5/5  rDev +17.9%

ritzkiss, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of futura123
4/5  rDev -5.7%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of onefalsemove711
5/5  rDev +17.9%

onefalsemove711, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Topher78
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Topher78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to soughtbyGod for this one.
Poured into a Mother Earth snifter
copper color with at least a 3 finger head with lacing for days.
Smell was piney for me, typical West Coast offering.
Taste was an improvement from the nose. Hops are in your face but never get out of hand. Slight malt backbone calms the hops down. Mouthfeel is a nice balance, not chewy, not too thin, very nice.
Overall this is a very nice IPA! I would recommend it!

HopDiggityDawg, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -5.7%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -5.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of girllovesbier
4/5  rDev -5.7%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

CelticAleMan, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of GarrettB714
5/5  rDev +17.9%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev -5.7%

jenray, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, awesome extra from SalukiAlum--a big thanks!
Clear, honey-orange elixir poured into DFH glass. Huge white head, compact bubbles, copious Belgian lacing.
The aroma is all hoppy citrus: mango, orange grapefruit with a hint of pine. Heavenly for this hophead.
The taste does not disappoint. Smooth hops through and through, grapefruit and pine predominate. No malt--excellent.
Well carbonated but not over the top. Medium body. Delicious.
Another standout for hopheads by Kern River.

CaptCleveland, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +17.9%

PhatAtUT, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of dwaz
4/5  rDev -5.7%

dwaz, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Chaney
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Kern River beer ever, and it was sent to me by Cocoapuph. Cheers to you my friend!

A: Poured a clear, golden color, with ever the slightest amber hue. Wow, the suds posing as a 2 finger + head was ridiculous!

S: Extremely floral and hoppy, with the amarillo and simcoe being most evident. I got a mild pomegranate character in there as well, but maybe that's just my imagination.

T: The back end of this thing reminder me of Nugget Nectar in spades (although I know that no nugget was used here). West Coast hop bomb for sure, but the bitterness was tempered by a glorious fruit component.

M: The bitterness didn't linger, and there was just enough sweetness to balance the hops out somewhat. However, balance is not in the West Coast brewers' rep ...and shouldn't be. The lacing was car wash stuff!

O: It didn't quite have the dimension of Sculpin (my favorite), but it was damn close. Kern River is off to a good start with me!

Chaney, Nov 23, 2011
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.