Just Outstanding IPA - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +11.1%
Thanks to grze for sending me this bottle... as an extra believe it or not...
A- hazy peach orange color with an "outstanding" 2-3/4in antique white rocky, pillowy head... stuck around a damn good amount... left a superb amount of soapy lacing..
S- Candied oranges, pineapple and grapefruit... so sweet smelling at first... followed by a good hop punch ending in a grassy alcohol smell with the hopps lingering...
T- followed the nose in order as well... great lingering bitterness that wasn't overpowering. Its a good balance and is not one sided.. you get a good sweet citrus hot at first then the hoppiness comes thru and makes you know your drinking an ipa.
M- Creamy medium bodied with a juicy finish
O- Had high hopes for this one and it did not let down.... I had a lot of great, high rated ipa's this year and this one is definitely up there.. would have a hard time chosing others if this was around. Definitely Recommend and thanks again grze
11-14-2013 02:12:28 | More by pjkelley82
4.9/5 rDev +15.8%
Very nice translucent golden-amber color with visual carbonation. Solid, thick 2 finger frothy eggshell colored head with great retention and lacing.
Nice floral, piney, citrus-grapefruit notes on the nose with just a touch of caramel.
Probably the best balance for an IPA I've ever had. Malt to hops blended so well. Nice floral and citrus notes with a touch of caramel malt in the aftertaste.
Very smooth mouthfeel, especially for an IPA. No bitter sting alot of ipas tend to have. Good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
Overall I think the name, like the bottle says, says it all. This is now the best IPA ive ever had. I cannot find a fault in this beer Excellent flavor, nose, balance and look. A very easy drink. A must find. So glad I cracked this beer on this hot SoCal 4th of July weekend.
07-04-2011 01:39:16 | More by MrVonzipper
4.25/5 rDev +0.5%
Kern River's Just Outstanding IPA is justly outstanding. Not available in NY, it wallops what is. Ithaca Flower Power, you are on notice.
This baby is clear amber with a thick straw head. Smells of floral notes, malts, and of course blessed hops. Just Outstanding brings a perfect balance between floral hops and keen malts. A solid mouthfeel and a low enough alcohol content to enjoy this one without getting twisted means this IPA is an absolute win. There is a tad watery of a finish, and perhaps not the totally thickest or most complex malt backbone, so while the drinkability is high, I've got to come back to this review to lower it just a tad.
One of my favorite thus far (and in February it continues to be), I'm realizing that between Alpine and Kern River, I may have to just move to California.
01-04-2011 03:13:24 | More by afksports
3.85/5 rDev -9%
Poured into a tulip. Thanks Ben! This pours with a large sticky head. The body is halfway between hazy orange and amber.
The aroma is heavy on the hoppy citrus peel. There is a very slight malt sweetness indicated in the aroma. Nothing too complex, just nice and hoppy.
The taste is a nice balance of citrus peel and a touch of breadcrumb.
This drinks nice and light, with a moderate dose of carbonation.
Really glad to have this one. I wouldn't mind getting more!
07-26-2011 05:29:43 | More by andrewinski1
4/5 rDev -5.4%
From notes, 7-30-2011
A - golden copper body, mostly clear, and a whiteish ring of foam
S - nice light but present hops, tropical fruit, nice complexity
T - subtle grapefruit hops, somewhat earthy
M - dry, medium bodied
O - a very nice IPA, but I wish the hops were a bit more present. Seems a bit more like an APA to me.
07-31-2011 14:17:27 | More by ColdPoncho
4.4/5 rDev +4%
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
Yields a 2 finger bubbly white head. Takes awhile to reside to a soapy layer of foam on top. Leaves nice lacing behind, with oil legs. Golden with a hint of amber in color.
Smells of grapefruit, cereal grain, zesty orange peel, slight pine, and dank. Some butterscotch diacetyl. Upfront hop fragrance with some pretty striaght forward malts., really nice.
Taste explodes with grapefruit, lemon and orange zest, a bit of pine and resin as well. Light honey malts, and buttery diacetyl. Definitely a hop dominated IPA.
Medium bodied. Very creamy and smooth. Tiny assertive bubbles, and medium carbonation.
Easy drinking. Just an outstanding IPA.
05-18-2010 04:17:18 | More by billshmeinke
3.53/5 rDev -16.5%
Thanks to Konrad for the bottle! Poured out into a pint glass.
Nice slightly ruby apple juice color. Very clear. Lots of bubbles, and a thick lively white head. The bubbles last for a while, and the head dies down gently to a thin film.
Nose is strong hops and astringent ethanol. Lots of hop juice.
Taste is sour citrus hops. Strong but one-noted. Long lingering bitter hop leaves.
Pretty good mouthfeel and drinkability.
01-31-2010 01:20:43 | More by shivtim
4.33/5 rDev +2.4%
Nice fresh bottle - bottled on 5/25 so only about 10 days old!
A very tasty IPA - the hops start of citrusy and juicy - very much West Coast style. Later on though, you finish with a nice touch of piny hops. Medium bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness.
Very drinkable and tasty.
06-05-2010 04:35:32 | More by rallison
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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