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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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976 Ratings

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 357
Gots: 101 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

duobob, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

bpasquini, Feb 27, 2013
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RedneckBeerz, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jaylib, Feb 22, 2013
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RMoeNay, Feb 22, 2013
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surlytheduff, Feb 21, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%

Pours a clear amber color with a really tall frothy off white head. Head is as tall as the beer in the Alchemist glass I'm using.

Smells of juicy American hops, some orange citrus, some floral notes, a bit of bitter pine.

Taste is mostly sticky bitter piney hops, very little citrus. Strong malt backbone, a somewhat sweet bready character in the mouth but finishes mostly bitter.

Carbonation is really good with a full mouthfeel, very refreshing.

Not quite "outstanding" but definitely a really good IPA.


AlexFields, Feb 19, 2013
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DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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Sisky, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

s1ckboy, Feb 14, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

BeerAdvocate, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

gatornlb, Feb 13, 2013
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Swervine44, Feb 12, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

rlee1390, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Philousa, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

pmoney, Feb 12, 2013
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.