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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 362
Gots: 113 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of neurobot01
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Undated bomber into pint glass at fridge temp.

Look: cloudy brownish-orange, very minimal head

Smell: muted honey, grapefruit, confectioner's sugar

Taste: again, muted. Honestly kind of hard to make out any one flavor. Some floral maybe, but mostly just sweetish and bitter. As it warms, more grapefruit, along with a bit of molasses. Still a lot of just straight-up bitter notes, of the sort I associate with a lot of Stone's offerings.

Feel: solid. Felt light to me at first, but really thickened as I went on, with nice carbonation.

Overall: an enjoyable beer, for sure. Not sure it deserved the cloak-and-dagger "back storeroom secret special" treatment it got by the guy at my local store, but good. It's been a while since I had Grapefruit Slam, so I can't be sure, but I think I'd have a hard time telling this one apart from that.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of charlzm
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed April 2nd, 2014 from an undated bottle. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Very clear light copper/brass color with a very creamy meringue-like yellow-white head two fingers tall. Plenty of sheeting/lacing as the fluid level went down.

Aroma is all hops: grassy and citrusy (lemons and grapefruit).

Flavor is hop forward, hop middle and hop backward. Massive bitterness hides almost everything else except for a barely-detectable crystal/caramel malt flavor, a touch of fresh grassiness and a ruby grapefruit note. Really, just about all hop flavor. Not much complexity to this.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly dry. Prickly if held on the tongue for a few moments.

Liquid hops. If that's your thing, you should enjoy this beer. If you're looking for something else, keep looking.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bomber into an Alchemist becher. No date.

Appearance- Clear amber with two finger fluffy white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of tropical and citrus frutis. Tons of pineapple actually. Nice floral hops, but tropical fruits dominate.

Taste- Big pine and grassy hops. The tropical fruits are not really in taste, but its the earthy notes and pine note that are there. finish is pretty much grapefruit.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full carbonation with medium-full body. Nice bitterness and very light heat.

Overall- This beer is Just Great, but I don't know if it's Just Outstanding.

Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The aroma has fresh juicy sweet oranges, mangoes, peaches, along with a slight resinous pine in the back.

The beer has lots of floral in the front, along with some of that fruity character in the aroma, but not much. There’s a light bready malt in the middle with a medium mouthfeel, but not really much sweetness, which is just what I look for in an IPA.

The finish is aggressively bitter of floral and big green pine. This beer has heavy bitterness.

In the end, I’m unsure if this is an older bottle, but the lack of hop flavor and strong bitterness is not really what I look for. Still, there are good characteristics like the aroma and malt body.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.