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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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979 Ratings

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 357
Gots: 102 | 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 rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy orange/amber, one finger head, nicely carbonated that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Hops, both grass and citrus. With a nice malt character as well. Slight amounts of caramel.

T-Starts with citrus, grapefruit, grass and even some lemon. Strong malt character as well. Nice bitterness in the finish. Pine is there as well.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins with some carbonation.

O-An solid IPA. Not really Outstanding, but damn good.

rlee1390, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Philousa
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imbibed at Gourmet Haus for Kern Rover tap takeover, 2/11/13.

Pours a very pale yellow, clear, with thick two finger head. Looks delicious in the nonic it was served in. The head dissipated relatively quickly and lacing suffers as a result. Tr aroma is nothing but hops: grapefruit, lemon, and pine in a Pliny type way with more pine. I get a cracker aroma from the glass with a good swirl. Where the aroma is light the taste plays as shade. Flavor reflects the aroma but it turns very bitter. It's not harsh, but overpowering and it lingers. Lets you know what kind of beer you're drinking. Don't really get much malt from this showcase of hops. Finish is slightly dry while feel is light. Just Outstanding is aptly named. I'd pick one up if I ever see it, but its no Pliny clone an stands on its own.

Philousa, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

pmoney, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Grant35, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Soneast, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

DNICE555, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Sean9689, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Holland, Jan 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

12owls, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

chetw, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

hansgruber, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

AngusOg, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

WeisGuy, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of popery
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium amber-gold. A little cloudy/hazy. Mediocre head. Soapy bubbles that require a rather hard pour to build up into a respectable layer of foam, and even then, it fades to an off-white sheet after a minute or so. Big hoppy aroma. Lots of grapefruit, pine and grass notes, and they tend toward the sweet end of those flavors. Mild caramel malt background. Everything blends together really nicely. Very tasty IPA. Lots of hop flavor throughout the beer. Good bitterness, and it never really gets bland. Low to medium malt sweetness, just a clean caramel note. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Pleasant hop oiliness. A round mouthful of flavor. This is a really good IPA. It's easy to drink and has lots of hop flavor. On a sidenote, this bottle doesn't seem to fit my notes about two years ago. I remember a better heard, brighter aromas and a bit more bitterness in the finish. Not sure what's going on with that.

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ncaudle, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Jan 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jvillefan, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BeerThursdays, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Fenfig, Jan 20, 2013
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.