Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,301
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
184
For Trade:
8
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Photo of vikinggary28
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of 12oz cans in Turlock CA over the weekend. I haven't seen this breweies product this far up here in Norcal so I thought I'd give it a try. Pored into a glass mug. Typical amber colour, nothing special, with an off white head that quickly levels out. Smell is quite nice, piney but not over powering with a citrus edge. Tastes very good, piney and citrus like the smell with a slight fruity undertaste. Good mouthfeel. Goes down smooth. Prost!

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Photo of Avatar113
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly pulpy orange appearance; very nearly opaque. Modest head production and retention.

Hops are quite restrained on the nose, but there's no hint of staleness. Slightly tropical, slightly citric, and a bit of both pale and caramel malt. This beer is hiding its goodness from my nose!

Plenty of flavor on the palate, though. Initial notes of grapefruit and pine, but a big juicy wave of melon and mango quickly follows. There is indeed a good deal of malt balance, as well: slightly grainy caramel, brown sugar, and sweet pale malt.

Easy drinking and smooth. Lively with little sting.

A beer like this would be hard pressed to live up to its name, but it's still very tasty.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Kern River Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer that hangs around and leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Fruity side comes out first, tropical, stone fruit, hint of melon, followed by pine, citrus, a little bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, earthy herbal notes, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and orange, lots of underlying fruity notes, passion fruit, peach, apricot, a hint of melon, bready malt,

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe comes up just of being "outstanding", but still a very tasty IPA.

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Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hophazzard
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber with a nice thick off white head. The nose on this is pretty unspectacular. Getting some very faint pine and light malts. Taste of pine gum, a little grass and malt also citrus pith. A bit of a unpleasant off taste with this one, maybe just my can but I'm getting a lot of tannins. Medium body and a dry finish.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017-03-06
12oz can served in a tulip. Don't see a date. Bought it in Oxnard and brought it home.

Pours hazy with a medium head and lots of fine carbonation. Smell is malty and biscuity, tropical and juicy, lots of floral. Smells really nice.

Taste is a little lighter on the apparent sweetness (which is fine), a little lighter on the fruitiness (which is a little disappointing), but strong on the citrus rind and pine bitter (which is nice).

Mouthfeel is fairly thick. Overall, nice.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've only had a few beers from them and wasn't really impressed until this one. This was delicious! Pack a little more taste for a single IPA. Glad I grabbed a couple of sixers. Will revisit any chance I get.

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Photo of markhobbs1
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 12 oz can STRAIGHT TO THE DOME BRUH (Just kidding, though I didn't have a glass handy since it's a BBQ.)

Look (from the last time I had it a while ago): was a semi-clear straw yellow to extremely light amber with a tiny amount of turbidity. Smell is of intense citrus, intermingled with pine, grapefruit, with a slight earthy hop presence. Some sweetness, almost honey like, is present. Smells great. Taste reflects the smell beautifully. Initial citrus and pine hoppiness leads into more citrus rind bitterness that finishes with a lingering bitterness. Malt sweetness intermingles throughout making the hops not overbearing and giving this beer some depth. Feel is fluffy, carbonation is on point, coats the tongue for a few seconds. Overall, this is a really refreshing West coast IPA. True to the style yet not boring. Glad there's 6 pack cans of these now because this stuff is Just Outstanding!

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange-gold pour with a foamy two-finger white head. Big citrusy aroma. Very bitter taste with lots of bright citrus flavors upfront. A nice juicy orange flavor stands out along with grapefruit, mango and pine. Can also taste some biscuit in the finish.

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Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iubill
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice malt and hop balance. Tastes like a double but the alcohol level is only 6.8. I will buy again!

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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