Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +18.2%
22 oz. bottle from Mammoth Liquor. Lots of caramel in the aroma with some citrus hops, light mango, and faint pineapple. It pours slightly hazy amber with a small white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a light watery caramel fruitiness. Almost all the flavor comes in the finish with an increased caramel presence and a moderate dose of grapefruit hoppiness. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and light carbonation. Awesome IPA!
03-14-2013 08:18:06 | More by flydudehsv
3.95/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours a clear amber color with a really tall frothy off white head. Head is as tall as the beer in the Alchemist glass I'm using.
Smells of juicy American hops, some orange citrus, some floral notes, a bit of bitter pine.
Taste is mostly sticky bitter piney hops, very little citrus. Strong malt backbone, a somewhat sweet bready character in the mouth but finishes mostly bitter.
Carbonation is really good with a full mouthfeel, very refreshing.
Not quite "outstanding" but definitely a really good IPA.
02-19-2013 01:01:37 | More by AlexFields
3.66/5 rDev -13.5%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):
LOOK: Dirty peach; thick, creamy white head
SMELL: Intensely floral, orange grove, catty, mint, hemp seed, vegetal, clean alcohol, cookie dough
TASTE: Piney hop, chocolate mint, fresh citric fruits, bready malt backbone, warming alcohol, very juicy, hemp, faint cattiness, yeast, fresh-cut grass, aspirin, caramel, hoppy finish
“Just Outstanding” and “The Name Says It All” might look cool on a label, but it's a ballsy stretch and honestly, we simply expected much more. In a world saturated with IPAs, this one is actually “just good,” which ain't bad either, but it ain't all that.
02-14-2013 00:38:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.