Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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93
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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%
 
 
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371
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184
For Trade:
8
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Look: Cloudy golden amber with a thick white head. Lots of legs and quite nice lacing

Smell: One pungent brew with an explosion of Amarillo and simcoe hops right out of the bottle! Huge piney citrus notes with a sweet malt making itself ever present. Piney hops, lime, lemon, white nectarines, some light orange blossom, mandarin oranges, more pine, sweet malty notes round up the rear but are just barely there covered by more pine. Smells fantastic!

Taste: Much more balanced then the nose lead on as the pine and citrus notes meld quite nicely with a sweet malt leading to a quite nice balanced profile. Getting pine, nectarine, lemon notes, tangerine, sweet malt, earthy hops, with another wave of malt to smooth things out. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Resiny hops stick to the teeth with a medium body and a quite bitter finish that dries very slowly. Very nice.

Overall: One outstanding brew. The hops are obviously the main show here but they at balanced really well with that malt to make one tasty IPA. Loving these simcoe and Amarillo IPAs and I think more brews should use this awesome pair up! Excellent IPA and one I wish I saw more.

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A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration; low clarity (cannot see or read through); initially fluffy white head resolves into a lacing of alternate size carbonation bubbles with some lake effect; moderate alcohol legs

A: 10/12 - pine, citrus, resin, grapefruit and touch of dank; moderate biscuity/sharp malt character; some alcohol when really digging; no diacetyl; no DMS

T: 16/20 - a moderate bite of bitterness on the anterior palate that is replaced by PNW hop flavors - pine, resin, tangerine and grapefruit (feel like I can really tell that this beer is brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo); a slight malty/breadiness and alcohol on the back end; finishes super dry

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,301 ratings.
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