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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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1,013 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 362
Gots: 105 | 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 oline73
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. This was opened during a New Years Eve tasting.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a finger of fluffy off white carbonation that fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops dominate. There is some bready malt to back up the hops, but the hops really star here.

Taste: Really bitter and hoppy up front. Toasty malt shows up a bit into the sip. The bitterness takes over again and dominates through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with really smooth carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: At first I wanted more to back up the bitterness. This beer seemed to improve as it warmed up. I would definitely have another given the chance.

oline73, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of MrHirschybar
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

MrHirschybar, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of beerdweeb
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

beerdweeb, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of darkmoon66
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

darkmoon66, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Sidebordz
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Sidebordz, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Jaacob
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jaacob, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of BHOBS
5/5  rDev +18.2%

BHOBS, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of mthomas84
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mthomas84, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of GoGators
4/5  rDev -5.4%

GoGators, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +18.2%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of alwaysanswerb
4/5  rDev -5.4%

alwaysanswerb, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, golden honey color. Gorgeous warm-looking color on this beer. About 1" of off-white head forms, that has good retention and limited lacing.

Smell: Caramel malt, lots of florals, citrus, grapefruit, and dankness. Nice, fresh hop scents in this. Nothing over the top, but still very good.

Taste: Good malt backbone. Hop character is very floral, along with some citrus, and general dankness. Maybe a bit of pine at the tail end.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with very fine carbonation. As it warms it becomes more and more creamy on the palate. Good here. Overall, an excellent IPA. Again, nothing over the top, but very solid all around and something I'd love to have again.

zhanson88, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of muhf41
5/5  rDev +18.2%

muhf41, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -5.4%

klipper, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of PerHops
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden orange with a very nice looking head that recedes slowly and leaves soapy bubbles. Looks a lot like pliny.

S- Lots of citrus! Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tropical fruit, pineapple, grassiness

T- Orange marmalade, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some funkiness I can't put my finger on and a crisp, medium bitter finish. Very little pine.

M- Not very resinous. Very light, great level of carbonation, near perfect. Drinks very easily.

O- Very, very good. This would surely be a regular beer for me if it was easily available. My first beer from Kern River and I enjoyed it very much.

PerHops, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of shanghai55
4/5  rDev -5.4%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of auphex
5/5  rDev +18.2%

auphex, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Jefe73, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

ritzkiss, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

onefalsemove711, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Topher78
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Topher78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to soughtbyGod for this one.
Poured into a Mother Earth snifter
copper color with at least a 3 finger head with lacing for days.
Smell was piney for me, typical West Coast offering.
Taste was an improvement from the nose. Hops are in your face but never get out of hand. Slight malt backbone calms the hops down. Mouthfeel is a nice balance, not chewy, not too thin, very nice.
Overall this is a very nice IPA! I would recommend it!

HopDiggityDawg, Dec 03, 2011
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.