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Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

924 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 408
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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a darker than expected, dull amber with an inch of foamy off-white head that provides generous foamy rings throughout drinking. The nose is piney with some background citrus, relatively muted aromatics, and a hint of malty sweetness. The taste packs in much more hoppiness, some citrus upfront followed by a resinous pine in the finish. The beer's sweet, medium body is well suited for the amount of hops and there is little lingering bitterness (don't feel like I chewed on a grapefruit rind). This beer's easy drinking with minimal alcohol presence as well. I'm assuming this bottle didn't hit shelves yesterday, but it's still pretty outstanding regardless.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 02:23:44 | More by ThePorterSorter
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-17-2014 20:47:41 | More by craftbeerasian
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2014 15:06:50 | More by 1Sundown2C
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dranthony2012

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2014 23:56:28 | More by dranthony2012
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tmaury

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2014 23:51:05 | More by tmaury
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-13-2014 00:09:37 | More by Mersh
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leoinsd

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-11-2014 22:22:55 | More by leoinsd
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2014 02:31:53 | More by MickeyMonk
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-orange amber color with a decent off-white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, hint of sweetness, pine, light citrus, floral

T-fresh bread, pine, floral, hint of caramel, grapefruit, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-decent , butnot , outstanding IPA

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 13:49:56 | More by MDDMD
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious bottle dating.

A deep bowl of variant color. Deep red bronze overall, with dark orange and lemon highlights on the edges. Supper slow rising carbonation comes up in nice abundance but not too much. Slightly a bit hazy though and not that clear. Head is a light white vanilla cream and perfectly uniformed bubbled. Nice four finger tall head, thick island clump retention and cap. If this had a little bit less haze it would look remarkable, but it's very impressive.

Nice subtle nose. Garden floral notes, very subtle, almost perfume like. A dry hint of pine and spruce rounds out. All around pretty solid, not much malt presence, or sweetness.

Real surprising palate. Whopping juiced character and mild sugar finish of caramel and hop juiced oils. Real great coating palate that gives a mint sticky mild bitterness and finish. Great aromatics in the mid palate of green pine and spruce. Chewy leafy garden greens of perfume and hints of mint. Small hints of dry biscuit character and brown toast a little as it warms.

The mouthfeel on this is so soft and easy to drink that it goes down like nothing. Real fun brew from these guys, it's not a giant hop smash in the face, just a nice subtle but noticeable play on it which I dig.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 16:05:36 | More by smakawhat
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2014 04:11:58 | More by teamwiggum
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 03:16:03 | More by ralphw56
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-07-2014 22:55:19 | More by kmanjohnson
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cosmicevan

New York

4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to mrbubbler for this solid extra. Enjoyed from a batch 002 TB snifter.

a - brew poured a murky amber orange reddish brown with a thin frothy IPA head that hung out and left massive lacing on the glass. Really attractive brew.

s - nose is really fantastic and what you would hope for. Rich lush fresh piny hop intertwined with some dank caramel notes.

t/m - yum. Piny heady hops. Nice big bitterness without being overdone. A bit chewy and full bodied but far from syrupy.

o - overall, yep...just outstanding. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 02:15:06 | More by cosmicevan
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gatheredwaters

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2014 21:45:29 | More by gatheredwaters
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Carlos for the bottle!

Poured into a teku, a deep, opaque, amber-orange color, with a finger or so of foamy white head that sank to a wispy layer, a small collar leaving webs of lacing on the glass. The aroma was easily detectable as soon as I cracked the bottle: dank, citrus pulp and peel, hoppiness competing with a strong, sugary, bready malt scent. In the taste, citrus peel, orange marmalade, hefty bready malts, cane sugar, assertive piney bitterness, and some underripe pineapple. This was a pretty basic IPA, but it was still very good. Medium body; though there was some residual sugar syrupiness, overall it had a crisp mouthfeel with a drying finish, making for a super drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 19:19:09 | More by Rifugium
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DCLAguy11

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2014 14:51:26 | More by DCLAguy11
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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 06:01:56 | More by Booner818
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wooddogg922

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2014 14:52:36 | More by wooddogg922
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Schmidpw

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-28-2014 05:47:41 | More by Schmidpw
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fsck

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-27-2014 03:50:05 | More by fsck
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2014 23:25:22 | More by ADTaber
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2014 03:43:16 | More by oriolesfan4
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-25-2014 00:49:27 | More by mjstacker
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Reeks

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-24-2014 14:59:50 | More by Reeks
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.