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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

1,104 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 367
Gots: 129 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 03-01-2007

No notes at this time.
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of charlzm
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed April 2nd, 2014 from an undated bottle. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Very clear light copper/brass color with a very creamy meringue-like yellow-white head two fingers tall. Plenty of sheeting/lacing as the fluid level went down.

Aroma is all hops: grassy and citrusy (lemons and grapefruit).

Flavor is hop forward, hop middle and hop backward. Massive bitterness hides almost everything else except for a barely-detectable crystal/caramel malt flavor, a touch of fresh grassiness and a ruby grapefruit note. Really, just about all hop flavor. Not much complexity to this.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly dry. Prickly if held on the tongue for a few moments.

Liquid hops. If that's your thing, you should enjoy this beer. If you're looking for something else, keep looking.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bomber into an Alchemist becher. No date.

Appearance- Clear amber with two finger fluffy white head that left nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of tropical and citrus frutis. Tons of pineapple actually. Nice floral hops, but tropical fruits dominate.

Taste- Big pine and grassy hops. The tropical fruits are not really in taste, but its the earthy notes and pine note that are there. finish is pretty much grapefruit.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full carbonation with medium-full body. Nice bitterness and very light heat.

Overall- This beer is Just Great, but I don't know if it's Just Outstanding.

Photo of dar482
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The aroma has fresh juicy sweet oranges, mangoes, peaches, along with a slight resinous pine in the back.

The beer has lots of floral in the front, along with some of that fruity character in the aroma, but not much. There’s a light bready malt in the middle with a medium mouthfeel, but not really much sweetness, which is just what I look for in an IPA.

The finish is aggressively bitter of floral and big green pine. This beer has heavy bitterness.

In the end, I’m unsure if this is an older bottle, but the lack of hop flavor and strong bitterness is not really what I look for. Still, there are good characteristics like the aroma and malt body.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Beautiful clear golden amber with 2 fingers of light tan head. Retention is about 4-5 minutes and leaves foamy lacing down the glass.

S - Earthy and piney hops.

T - Lots of hop flavor up front, followed by a little bit of malt sweetness, and finished off by an earthy hop finish.

M - Plenty of carbonation. A little heavy, especially on the finish. Doesn't finish as clean or dry as some other west coast IPAs.

O - Lives up to its name for sure. I would call this an outstanding IPA. I bought 3 bottles with the intent of trading some, but we'll see how many make it that far.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Dsimenson
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a 6 oz goblet (several refills are coming.). It forms a one finger head, nice lacing, very hazy, lovely! The aroma is a heady biting ruby grapefruit, not an ordinary yellow grapefruit. The flavor is a Lyle sweet and malt at first, then strong grapefruit citrus hops, with a hint of sweet mangoes. The grapefruit aroma goes up into the nose and sinuses. The mouthfeel is a bit foamy. Overall an outstanding IPA, with a unique character.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another big thanks to Marco_Gtz for this.

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

A hazy, honey colored body appears in the glass with a lop sided generous head. Ring after ring of lacing is left behind. Fresh sharp citrus in the aroma, very floral with a sweet edge. Taste is a deep resiny flavor, strong malt, citrus fruit just explodes on the palate, dry bitter hops in the finish, bitter grapefruit. More raw than the Citra but good nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.