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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

987 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 358
Gots: 103 | 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 TaylorIPA19
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
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 +0.5%

SoleBriety, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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 +6.4%

ricecracker420, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

tylergoov, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.4/5  rDev +4%
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 -11.3%

AmericaGWShark, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Bennettarr, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

bcrossan, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Clemskis, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Davepoolesque, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BigJohnShow, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

sjmad23, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Absolut
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Absolut, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Mikexw, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

JOrtt, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of ddub28
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

ddub28, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Jared14, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of JayPeso
4/5  rDev -5.4%

JayPeso, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Yellolab2010
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Yellolab2010, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of McStagger
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours out a hazy orange. Can see little floaties. This one is unfiltered, it would appear. Darkish in color. Gives off a finger and a half off white head. Retention is moderate. Lacing is absolutely wonderful. Carbonation appears to be minimal, but it's hard to tell amongst the hazy and sediment.

S: Got the West Coast part down. Big pine, grapefruit and spicy tropical notes. Also a bit of spiced tangerine/orange. Malt comes through with some caramel and lightly nutty sweetness. Am getting a slightly catty/onion undertone from the Simcoe, as well.

T: Big hit of grain up front. Initial surge of lime and kumquat pith lead the hop charge. These transition mid palate into more standard IPA territory of pine, some herbaceousness and a touch of grapefruit. As it warms, the malt begins to open up, but never takes on any sweetness. Instead, it's a grassy, grainy style of malt. Bitterness asserts on the finish, bringing back bitter citrus peel, pine needles and a floral characteristic. Finishes extremely dry, bordering astringent.

M: Oh, so incredibly light for an IPA. Crisp on the palate, but with fairly subdued carbonation.

O: Very well executed, but somewhat lackluster. Lacks the complexity and depth of flavor of the top tier IPA's. Still, glad to have tried it.

McStagger, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

hilgart1, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jemarent, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

kevindp9, Jul 16, 2014
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.