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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

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1,045 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 363
Gots: 110 | FT: 7
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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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

CrazyDan, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

HoppyKilaMonster, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

paulytasker, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Varkias41, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Rish907, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper pour into a Firestone Walker nonic pint with brassy clarity, the off white head is clumpy and sticks around for a good while. The lacing is clumpy like the head and superior to most other IPAs.

There is quite an abundant amount of caramel and bready malt, sweetness is bordering toffee. Piercing alcohol is very sharp when the beer is cold but fades to complement a robust resiny and dank hop character, subtle notes of orange citrus rind and melon but overall piney and earthy. Powerful aroma but not my favorite profile.

Great balance provided by a great amount of sweet and bready malt, the flavor gets raw and rainy near the backend of the drink as bitterness and drying kicks up. Hop flavors follow the nose with pine resin, earthy, herbal flavors and a touch of sweet oranges. The finish is very dry, add a noticeable alcohol presence and the earthy bitterness is tea-like and bordering chalky and strong.

Surprisingly the robust malt has a medium body that is in no way overbearing. Average carbonation, high bitterness with a positive drying feel are all upsides to this beer. A knock on it would be the substantial ethanol feel despite the best efforts of the sweet malt.

Just Outstanding punches strong in aroma, taste and bitterness yet is out of my favored hop wheelhouse. The herbal and earthy pine flavors are deep and don't pop from this balanced IPA. A good beer, just not outstanding.

rawfish, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy opaque orange with a faint white ring of head.

S: Pineapple, mango, tangerine, the nose is amazing and almost nectary.

T: Really fresh Orange, mango, pineapple, pine, nectary and delicious.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, the polar opposite of the typical harsh IPA mouthfeel.

O: I love this IPA. I wish they distributed their beer.

BierJager89, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

DrewShalvoy, Jan 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JNBeer, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Chingringo, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

HoldenDurden, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

belgbeerdrinker, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

warnerry, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

midnitesun11, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

EliotRosewater, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this one.

22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a thin layer of head. Good amount of lacing. Very nice tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple, sweet grapefruit and orange with some mango. The taste is more of that juicy tropical fruit flavor. Grapefruit and pineapple with some sweet piney hops. Bitter orange peel with floral notes towards the end. Pine at the finish. Very oily. Heavy mouthfeel. Tastes a little bit boozier than then 6.8% ABV. This is an IPA that really seems like an Imperial. Overall, fantastic West Coast IPA.

PicoPapa, Jan 06, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours an amberish orange with a large off-white head that is pretty soapy and foamy. The smell is interesting. Nice grassiness, passion fruit, almost soapy citrus. There is something about it though that is just a touch off. The flavor is nice. A round flavor with low bitterness to start, some fruitiness, a bit of grassiness, the finish is a medium/low herbal bitter. This is a good beer once you get into it. Not too flashy but rather solid.

jbaker67, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

robwestcott, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Whatdyisit, Jan 03, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"peach" definitely describes the color of the liquid, and an almost 'peach' head with mounds of 'white' defining the almost lumpy landscape sitting on top. awesome sight when poured with lots of mix and beautiful swirling. looks beautiful but lacks some carbonation.
orange-y, tangerine-y, orange-rind aromas....
grapefruit and orange on the palate, and grapefruit rind. lots of bitter-y zest. very nice, easy to drink. not something I can drink several in succession of due to personal preferences, but I DID separate it from the Pliny with a DOWNTOWN BROWN from North Coast . . . . so, yeah, I can drink a few of these. very good brew, indeed!

pkalix, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

cbgoods, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

beetstreet, Dec 28, 2013
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.