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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

989 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 359
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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, awesome extra from SalukiAlum--a big thanks!
Clear, honey-orange elixir poured into DFH glass. Huge white head, compact bubbles, copious Belgian lacing.
The aroma is all hoppy citrus: mango, orange grapefruit with a hint of pine. Heavenly for this hophead.
The taste does not disappoint. Smooth hops through and through, grapefruit and pine predominate. No malt--excellent.
Well carbonated but not over the top. Medium body. Delicious.
Another standout for hopheads by Kern River.

CaptCleveland, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

PhatAtUT, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

dwaz, Nov 24, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Kern River beer ever, and it was sent to me by Cocoapuph. Cheers to you my friend!

A: Poured a clear, golden color, with ever the slightest amber hue. Wow, the suds posing as a 2 finger + head was ridiculous!

S: Extremely floral and hoppy, with the amarillo and simcoe being most evident. I got a mild pomegranate character in there as well, but maybe that's just my imagination.

T: The back end of this thing reminder me of Nugget Nectar in spades (although I know that no nugget was used here). West Coast hop bomb for sure, but the bitterness was tempered by a glorious fruit component.

M: The bitterness didn't linger, and there was just enough sweetness to balance the hops out somewhat. However, balance is not in the West Coast brewers' rep ...and shouldn't be. The lacing was car wash stuff!

O: It didn't quite have the dimension of Sculpin (my favorite), but it was damn close. Kern River is off to a good start with me!

Chaney, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

basilcrow, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

shuggy, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

BigMilkDan, Nov 18, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for the gift, NoSignsOfPain!

Slightly hazy golden orange and amber with a thick, pillowy, persistent off-white head. Lines and sheets of lace are left down the glass.

A well balanced, though strong and pungent aroma consisting of lots of citrus, mild pine, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Complete, strong, and well rounded.

Moderately bitter, with lots of pungent citrus and tropical flavors, balanced nicely by a caramel and bready backbone. Complete, drinkable, and delicious.

Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

A delightful IPA. Just outstanding.

ehammond1, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.