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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

934 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 356
Gots: 89 | 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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mjr2377

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-16-2011 23:23:25 | More by mjr2377
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dry hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

Purchased on day it was delivered to Hacienda Bev. (Brea) on 10-Jun-14.
Poured into Bottle Logic can glass on 11-Jun-14.

Also tasted on 18-Nov-11, 20-Jul-12, 29-Sep-13.

Very piney aroma dominate over the citrus hops, but still present. Nice nectar-y finish. Good refreshing body that's got a medium malt feel.

Overall, a fantastic IPA that's very reasonably priced. I rank this in the same tier of IPA's as Jai Alai, Head Hunter, Columbus IPA, and Flower Power.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 14:21:28 | More by Rollzroyce21
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RichBeer

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-16-2011 07:44:44 | More by RichBeer
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jeezie

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-16-2011 02:45:13 | More by jeezie
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 22:29:25 | More by rpstevens
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 13:41:42 | More by sideshowe
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-15-2011 08:39:59 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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BrewtifulMind

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass

Appearance is a dark orange color that has very good clarity, and a nice visual carbonation to it. It poured with a 1/4 inch of off-white head, which recedes into a small layer that lays atop the brew the whole way down. Nice retention and great looking, sticky lace down the glass. I'm getting a really nice tropical peach aroma off of this one, but also smells of a malty sweetness. Taste is also peach-forward, with a malty back end. There is a slight hop bitterness to it, but not as much as I prefer. The only thing missing is the sharp hop bite, but that's just me. Mouthfeel is light-bodied, and mildly carbonated. This is a really solid offering, something that I would pick up whenever I see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 07:52:11 | More by BrewtifulMind
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yeahhhhhhrvca

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-15-2011 07:11:53 | More by yeahhhhhhrvca
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-15-2011 05:56:54 | More by smurfbeer
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mjtiernan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 04:11:53 | More by mjtiernan
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penniwisdom

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-15-2011 03:51:46 | More by penniwisdom
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-15-2011 03:01:17 | More by plumcrazyfx
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-15-2011 02:24:24 | More by seeswo
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KHM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-14-2011 23:41:37 | More by KHM
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nightwing002

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 21:43:07 | More by nightwing002
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Jstark5150

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 21:08:01 | More by Jstark5150
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 19:38:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nanobrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-14-2011 19:00:01 | More by nanobrew
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khumbard

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-14-2011 17:29:18 | More by khumbard
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Crabbicuss

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-14-2011 15:50:20 | More by Crabbicuss
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with orange hues. There is a sizable mountain style white head that forms peaks and valleys. The retention is really impressive and the head leaves behind chunks of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose reveals some intense citrusy hops; grapefruit, oranges, and some pine cones hiding in the background. The malt is not lost in the shuffle as the aromas of toasted grain and honey waft from the glass.

T: The hops dominate the front side of the beer with the citrus flavors shining through. Mid palate the hops shift gears and some notes of pine come through with a bit of bubble gum as well. It finishes dry and mildly bitter with a hint of the toasted grain. Really clean finish.

M: The feel of this brew is really lush for an IPA. It is medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

O: The hops are forward, not over powering, and the finish is superb. I would drink this one regularly at 6.8% if I had access to it!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:12:09 | More by Neffbeer
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mikedrinksbeer2

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty golden orange, with a finger and half of bubbly white head, that leaves significant cling. The scent is hoppy, floral hops and piney, a thick scent that finishes with some sweetness. The flavor has a great balance. It's definite hop flavor, but with a malty sweetness. It is very full across the mouth. Very drinkable. This IPA stands up along side any other west coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 07:31:11 | More by mikedrinksbeer2
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Shagtastic

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle courtesy of vissai

A: I love the color of this one, great golden with a good head

S: I didn't get much of an aroma from this beer but what i did get I enjoyed.

T: Really smooth for such a hoppy beer, I can see the hype on this one for sure.

M: Good carbonation and so easy to drink, I put down a bomber of this one before I even realized it.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It was easy to drink and quite tasty. One I'd return to for sure

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 02:45:25 | More by Shagtastic
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to soughtbygod for sending this my way

Consumed 11/3/11

Appearance: A mostly clear but slightly hazy deep orange color - starts off with a large, fluffy, foamy white head - great retention, and it leaves tons of lacing - sticky, wispy, pretty looking

Smell: Great - complex hops - floral, some pine, tons of citrus - mostly orange and grapefruit flesh, but there are definitely some tropical aromas in here, too - a bready malt backbone, hints of caramel

Taste: Yeah, it's outstanding - surprisingly, not a hop bomb - moderately bitter, with a light sweetness - some oily pine, and a lot of citrus - orange and grapefruit flesh, some pith that builds over time, some rind - the malts do actually provide a background, mostly pale, but some caramel malts - a little earthy, grassy - balance is impressive for a west coast IPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth

Overall: All-around solid

This is a great IPA. It's not extreme, it's not ridiculous, it's just very flavorful and well-rounded. I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 04:52:36 | More by angrybabboon
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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