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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

931 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 931
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 357
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Dirty peach; thick, creamy white head

SMELL: Intensely floral, orange grove, catty, mint, hemp seed, vegetal, clean alcohol, cookie dough

TASTE: Piney hop, chocolate mint, fresh citric fruits, bready malt backbone, warming alcohol, very juicy, hemp, faint cattiness, yeast, fresh-cut grass, aspirin, caramel, hoppy finish

“Just Outstanding” and “The Name Says It All” might look cool on a label, but it's a ballsy stretch and honestly, we simply expected much more. In a world saturated with IPAs, this one is actually “just good,” which ain't bad either, but it ain't all that.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 00:38:46 | More by BeerAdvocate
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gatornlb

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-13-2013 20:58:10 | More by gatornlb
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-12-2013 22:36:01 | More by Swervine44
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

A-Cloudy orange/amber, one finger head, nicely carbonated that leaves behind some lacing.

S-Hops, both grass and citrus. With a nice malt character as well. Slight amounts of caramel.

T-Starts with citrus, grapefruit, grass and even some lemon. Strong malt character as well. Nice bitterness in the finish. Pine is there as well.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins with some carbonation.

O-An solid IPA. Not really Outstanding, but damn good.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 19:33:43 | More by rlee1390
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Philousa

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imbibed at Gourmet Haus for Kern Rover tap takeover, 2/11/13.

Pours a very pale yellow, clear, with thick two finger head. Looks delicious in the nonic it was served in. The head dissipated relatively quickly and lacing suffers as a result. Tr aroma is nothing but hops: grapefruit, lemon, and pine in a Pliny type way with more pine. I get a cracker aroma from the glass with a good swirl. Where the aroma is light the taste plays as shade. Flavor reflects the aroma but it turns very bitter. It's not harsh, but overpowering and it lingers. Lets you know what kind of beer you're drinking. Don't really get much malt from this showcase of hops. Finish is slightly dry while feel is light. Just Outstanding is aptly named. I'd pick one up if I ever see it, but its no Pliny clone an stands on its own.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2013 17:12:05 | More by Philousa
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pmoney

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-12-2013 15:55:34 | More by pmoney
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2013 03:09:26 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Grant35

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-11-2013 01:58:55 | More by Grant35
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-10-2013 14:13:49 | More by Soneast
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-08-2013 17:52:25 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-06-2013 13:36:17 | More by DNICE555
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-05-2013 18:30:24 | More by Sean9689
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2013 23:10:20 | More by Holland
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12owls

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-31-2013 23:02:13 | More by 12owls
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-30-2013 20:36:09 | More by chetw
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 04:12:45 | More by hansgruber
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-28-2013 17:18:23 | More by AngusOg
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2013 14:58:30 | More by WeisGuy
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popery

California

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium amber-gold. A little cloudy/hazy. Mediocre head. Soapy bubbles that require a rather hard pour to build up into a respectable layer of foam, and even then, it fades to an off-white sheet after a minute or so. Big hoppy aroma. Lots of grapefruit, pine and grass notes, and they tend toward the sweet end of those flavors. Mild caramel malt background. Everything blends together really nicely. Very tasty IPA. Lots of hop flavor throughout the beer. Good bitterness, and it never really gets bland. Low to medium malt sweetness, just a clean caramel note. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Pleasant hop oiliness. A round mouthful of flavor. This is a really good IPA. It's easy to drink and has lots of hop flavor. On a sidenote, this bottle doesn't seem to fit my notes about two years ago. I remember a better heard, brighter aromas and a bit more bitterness in the finish. Not sure what's going on with that.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 07:57:57 | More by popery
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-24-2013 21:49:23 | More by ncaudle
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2013 05:59:39 | More by Kelp
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-22-2013 19:01:28 | More by bobv
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2013 16:35:23 | More by HopsHopenstein
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-21-2013 16:29:02 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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jampics2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-21-2013 14:55:24 | More by jampics2
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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