Just Outstanding IPA
Kern River Brewing Company

Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA
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Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #111
Ranked #2,736
4.21 | pDev: 8.31%
Sep 20, 2023
Mar 01, 2007
Named after a local mountain bike trail, this India Pale Ale has a large malt character and a huge hop profile. We Dry hop this beer with Simcoe and Amarillo hops to give it that great floral aroma and citrus finish. If you like India Pale Ale you’ll find this one Just Outstanding.
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Absolutely fantastic looking and pours golden yellow with fantastic lacing, the head last for a long time!
Strong citrus notes, possible pineapple note; Very nice overall.
Sweet tastes with light bitterness, extremely smooth drinking. Get notes of banana and citrus, very excellent tasting.
Nice medium to thick feel in the mouth, but really smooth to drink.

Overall just an outstanding IPA - perfect name for a perfect beer!
Sep 20, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

Jul 25, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by ChuckTom from Arizona

May 11, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Dicers from California

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 04/07/22.
A maltier and darker IPA than I expected but still delicious. I’ve never had their Citra DIPA but I imagine this is a near polar opposite. Rich, caramel malt complement the earthy hops. A nice change of pace.
Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Just Outstanding, canned 05/03/22 looks super good, rich, orange hazy with a big thick head, smells of fruit, citrus and malt. The taste is really nice with the apricot like flavor. Only hints of citrus and clove that finishes slightly dry and bitter. Overall a very nice IPA from California and my beloved @RaulMondesi, thanks for sharing.
Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by AWA from California

Jun 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Getting back to basics, the American IPA has never celebrated bitterness better than in its West Coast varieties. Kern River's take on the sub-style is just bitter, just dry, just clean and just refreshing. All in all, it's just outstanding!

So Just Outstanding IPA gets going with a bubbly pour of hazy golden and orange hues. As its frothy white cap tops the rim, the common but clean and sharp fragrance of citrus, botanicals, spruce and peppery hops create a nearly citronella character on the nose. Simple and sweet in its malt profile, the beer's early taste is redolent with lighter versions of caramel, honey, toasted nuttiness and crust in a slight granola kind of way.

As the hops unfold on the middle palate, the simply blossom with citrus flavor. Branch-ripe tangerine coupled with ruby red grapefruit and the brightness of lime and a juicy impression of citrus evolve. A background of pineapple and lighter mango add a rounded fruitiness to the hops for a complex and flavorful balance. As the malt influences starts to dissolve off the tongue, the juiciness of citrus fades and its bitterness begins to take its place, providing strong impressions of pine sap, fruit peels, peppery grasses and herbs and an overall botanical gin-like counterpart once the alcohol flavors arrive.

Medium bodied and trending lighter, dry, crisp and highly refreshing, the relatively error-free IPA is a remarkably brewed IPA that's a standout in a crowded IPA market. Finishing snappy and lingering with bitterness, the session concludes with a comforting hop bite.
May 12, 2022
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into plastic cup in my Orange Tustin Hotel room. Canned on 2/11/22. Pours very hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger dense and creamy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, passion fruit, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, pepper, pine, wheat, bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-medium pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body. Creamy/bready malts, some sticky hops, and light resins in the mouthfeel. Soft finish with lingering resin dryness and no hop astringency. Minimal warming 6.8% or hop burn after the finish. Amazing Simcoe and Amarillo profile. Super juicy hops with some dank and earthy notes, and a soft hazy malt backbone. Loved the hop profile as expected.
May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very bold color, nose and flavors. Pours darker than most IPAs, with a tanned color. Head was white that disappeared into nice lacing. Nose is malty with piney. Taste bittery and lots of malt. Very nice change from the typical IPA.
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by TheBrewsClues from California

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by FrankCastle from California

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by simonrgilbert57 from California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A very good option for a traditional American IPA. Beautiful orange body with a great head and lacing. Smell is a bit light with a hint of maltiness in the middle and citrus at the back. Taste is good albeit uneven: it packs a juicy front but dissipates quickly. Feel is exactly where it should be--it's full in the front and middle--even as it fades a bick quickly. It is exactly what it should be.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 5 by sillyhed8 from California

Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2019
Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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