Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
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!
11-23-2011 23:49:05 | More by Chaney
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!
Slightly hazy golden orange and amber with a thick, pillowy, persistent off-white head. Lines and sheets of lace are left down the glass.
A well balanced, though strong and pungent aroma consisting of lots of citrus, mild pine, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Complete, strong, and well rounded.
Moderately bitter, with lots of pungent citrus and tropical flavors, balanced nicely by a caramel and bready backbone. Complete, drinkable, and delicious.
Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.
A delightful IPA. Just outstanding.
11-18-2011 01:56:48 | More by ehammond1
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
Dry hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops.
Purchased on day it was delivered to Hacienda Bev. (Brea) on 10-Jun-14.
Poured into Bottle Logic can glass on 11-Jun-14.
Also tasted on 18-Nov-11, 20-Jul-12, 29-Sep-13.
Very piney aroma dominate over the citrus hops, but still present. Nice nectar-y finish. Good refreshing body that's got a medium malt feel.
Overall, a fantastic IPA that's very reasonably priced. I rank this in the same tier of IPA's as Jai Alai, Head Hunter, Columbus IPA, and Flower Power.
11-16-2011 14:21:28 | More by Rollzroyce21
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.