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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

978 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 357
Gots: 100 | 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 Drinkerofales
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very murky orange gold fills the glass capped by a big almost white head which gives the gift of plenty of lacing.

The aroma of grapefruit and pineapple assault the nose and follows up with a hint of pine and sweet malt.

The flavor is similar to the smell, citrusy and pithy. The malt is barely detectable at the end of middle. A bitter hope taste finishes the taste.

A smooth beer, with a hoppy bite up front. The medium light body is slightly resinous, yet has a nice easy finish.

I like the beer a lot. Great flavor and experience, yet maybe the name isn't quite what they meant. Perhaps it should be, Just Barely Outstanding, as it's not over the top or super special. A great solid beer.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -5.7%

bsuedekum, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass. Color was light caramel. Lots of head, probably three finger widths. Cloudy white lacing on the top. Lots of film on the sides, circular and cloudy.

Smelled bitter hops right away. Got some lemon and grapefruit, but the bitterness sill came in hard. Toward the end of the sniffs I got some sweet floral notes.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose - a bit unbalanced and more bitter than anything else. Citrus hops, but not as strong as the nose. Probably grapefruit more than anything else. Some spices, too. Maybe pepper?

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

I don’t know if outstanding is the right term for this beer. Ordinary would have worked better. Just an OK IPA.

BucannonXC5, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of bullywee
4/5  rDev -5.7%

bullywee, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle pours a honey amber w/ a frothy off-white head, nice sticky lacing.

Aroma is strong pine up front, grapefruit, mango - tropical, dank hoppy goodness.

Taste is pale bready malt, a sharp bite of hop bitterness to the tip of the tongue, citrus and pine. Sticky and resinous, a little reminiscent of Pliny. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean.

Overall a world-class, balanced, very drinkable IPA.

draheim, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Centennial
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Centennial, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Popp24, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: A clear darkish golden brown color, with a lovely fluffy 3 fingers head.

S: nice aromas of pine, and some malt in there.

T: a nice mellow hop tone here. nothing too crazy, not a kick in the teeth of hops but its present.

M: smooth, with a lovely mild hoppy after taste.

O: Not bad, not outstanding, but its pretty good.

GrumpyJunglist, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of LaChupacabra
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

LaChupacabra, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of bishopdc0
3.35/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my new belgium tulip.

Pours a straw yellow with a big thick white head. In the glass the beer is a little cloudy and more orange in color. The hear remain sticky and laces well. The head is beautiful the beer itself is ehh.

The aroma is pineapples and passion fruit. The aroma is all hops and all fruity. not sure where i stand i like it a lot but it seems lacking.

The taste matches the aroma tropical fruits and a slight bitter finish. A tasty brew but it lacks a little definition in the complexity of the hop profile.

I can see how people would love this brew i like it but I'm not in love with it. tropical fruit ipas apparently aren't my thing.

bishopdc0, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ColonelW
4/5  rDev -5.7%

ColonelW, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Dan25D
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Dan25D, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BMart, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of mater
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mater, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of CummingsK21
5/5  rDev +17.9%

CummingsK21, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Mverbeck21
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Mverbeck21, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of MareInfinitus
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MareInfinitus, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tkunkel
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tkunkel, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bradner
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bradner, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of CarolinaKevin
4/5  rDev -5.7%

CarolinaKevin, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of GehenHerzog
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

GehenHerzog, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of jegross2
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company.
Score: 92

No freshness date on the bottle or label. Received in a trade earlier this month with California-based BeerAdvocate user LieutenantSour.

Appearance: Pours a translucent reddish-orange color with two full fingers of foamy cream colored head that slowly settles into a thin layer atop the glass. Sticky, frothy lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Strong aromas of pine and floral, tropical citrus. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit and mango. Some "sticky," sap-and-pollen earthiness present too. Noticeable maltiness. 4.5/5

Taste: Flavor is more malty than the aroma. The beer has a slightly sweet, malty caramel backbone. A sharply bitter citrus flavor gradually grows from the midpalate to the finish. Lingering notes of sap, pine, pineapple and tangerine in the finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy and juicy. Finish is bitter and malty. 4/5

Overall: A simply solid single IPA. I may have sat on this one too long -- I waited 20 days between receipt and consumption -- but still enjoyed it thoroughly. Would love to try this fresh off tap.

Recommendation: Seek this one out unless you hate hops.

Pairings: Mexican food.

Cost: $7.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

jegross2, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of rtaps
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the brewery in a flight, and have been craving it ever sense. So i couldn't pass up this bottle when i found it.

Very clear golden almost straw like in color. nice 1 finger white frothy head with good retention, leaving spotty lacing around the glass.

very nice hoppy aroma. tropical fruits (mango and pineapples stand out) some floral notes and citrus

taste follows the nose. fruity mangos, pineapple citrus with a mildly malty backbone. So easy to drink

light bodied medium carbonation. leaves the mouth watery.

overall thats just outstanding

rtaps, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's, 11/9/11.

A-Pour is a clear amber with a thin white head and good lacing.

S-Citrus hops and sweet malt.

T-Very nice balance of sweet malt and tangerine hops.

M-Light to medium bodied.

O-Very drinkable and delicious, sessionable and tasty.

HV

sholland119, Jan 20, 2012
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.