1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

978 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Just Outstanding IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 978 | Reviews: 415 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Joel_gomez
4.96/5  rDev +17%

Joel_gomez, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of TheQuest300
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

TheQuest300, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

I have to say that this name fits.When you name your beer Just outstanding you better bring your A game and Kern River did.Nice golden color and that nice smell6.,8 for an IPA is a little under what i am used to but the flavor more than makes up for it.Give it a try.You will love it.Kern River Rocks.

Motleydrunk56, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Keananmichael5, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Steve_varela
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Good clean taste on this one.. So good that I had drank 3 in a afternoon..6.8 so I consider that as a "lighter" ipa but a damn good one though.

Steve_varela, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of NW_IPAHEAD
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

NW_IPAHEAD, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Shapantleg
4.24/5  rDev 0%

Shapantleg, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Jartw19
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Jartw19, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

KnowYourCraft, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of bnelson997
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Enjoyed this for IPA Day (8/7/2014). I've had this many many times due to its easy accessibility.

Appearance: pours a lucious golden orange with a two finger+ off white head. Sticky lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: big citrus, tropical fruit and grapefruit notes. This is the very definition of juicy.

Taste/mouthfeel: it says it on the bottle. Just Outstanding! The front has those big juicy tropical notes. The middle has a touch of pine, but a touch only. The finish showcases the wonderful balanced maltiness with a bit of a citrusy sweetness. Nice full mouthfeel.

Overall: This is my go to IPA and is KRBC's flagship for good reason. Nothing but outstanding things to say.

bnelson997, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of bozodogbreath
4/5  rDev -5.7%

bozodogbreath, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Babbatron
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Babbatron, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Cynic-ale, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of LA_FRESH
4.75/5  rDev +12%

LA_FRESH, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Buick222
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Buick222, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kmlund, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of TaylorIPA19
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

They should change the name of this one to "Just Another IPA"

No visible dating on the bottle - pours a nice copperish color with little head and leaves very little lacing - Sweet sticky caramel is the predominant smell - Taste is just that... Caramel with some earthy pine and floral notes - smooth drinking with a slightly sticky aftertaste - not bad, not great, not likely to buy it again, but not going to turn it down if handed one either...

TaylorIPA19, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of SoleBriety
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

SoleBriety, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not seeing any bottled on info on this one. bomber bottle.

A: slightly hazy brew. orange ish in color. bright white head is pretty frothy. good lacing, good retention. definitely pretty hazy though.

S: really bright, citrus focused aromatics. however, there is a slight oxidized aroma in there as well. minor cara malt smell too.

D: drinks super light. citrus, mild pine flavor. a decent amount of maltiness as well. especially coming up about halfway and into the finish. that and plenty of bitterness. good stuff.

M: moderate body with a moderate carb. pretty average.

D: good stuff. not blowing my socks off but certainly a well done, very drinkable IPA. im not sure if this wasn't super fresh, but I would love to try some at the source. getting past the oxidation, this is good.

Jimmys, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ricecracker420, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
4/5  rDev -5.7%

tylergoov, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a nice golden color ale with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and some super great lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and citrus is very pleasant with nice flora undertones. Taste is also dominated by huge floral aroma of fresh grapefruit with some nice citrus notes with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. World-class IPA which is approaching Alpine level but not quite there yet.

Phyl21ca, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of AmericaGWShark
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

AmericaGWShark, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Bennettarr
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Bennettarr, Jul 29, 2014
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.