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:
1,306
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
186
For Trade:
8
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3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not seeing any bottled on info on this one. bomber bottle.

A: slightly hazy brew. orange ish in color. bright white head is pretty frothy. good lacing, good retention. definitely pretty hazy though.

S: really bright, citrus focused aromatics. however, there is a slight oxidized aroma in there as well. minor cara malt smell too.

D: drinks super light. citrus, mild pine flavor. a decent amount of maltiness as well. especially coming up about halfway and into the finish. that and plenty of bitterness. good stuff.

M: moderate body with a moderate carb. pretty average.

D: good stuff. not blowing my socks off but certainly a well done, very drinkable IPA. im not sure if this wasn't super fresh, but I would love to try some at the source. getting past the oxidation, this is good.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

Bottle: Poured a nice golden color ale with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and some super great lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and citrus is very pleasant with nice flora undertones. Taste is also dominated by huge floral aroma of fresh grapefruit with some nice citrus notes with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. World-class IPA which is approaching Alpine level but not quite there yet.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours out a hazy orange. Can see little floaties. This one is unfiltered, it would appear. Darkish in color. Gives off a finger and a half off white head. Retention is moderate. Lacing is absolutely wonderful. Carbonation appears to be minimal, but it's hard to tell amongst the hazy and sediment.

S: Got the West Coast part down. Big pine, grapefruit and spicy tropical notes. Also a bit of spiced tangerine/orange. Malt comes through with some caramel and lightly nutty sweetness. Am getting a slightly catty/onion undertone from the Simcoe, as well.

T: Big hit of grain up front. Initial surge of lime and kumquat pith lead the hop charge. These transition mid palate into more standard IPA territory of pine, some herbaceousness and a touch of grapefruit. As it warms, the malt begins to open up, but never takes on any sweetness. Instead, it's a grassy, grainy style of malt. Bitterness asserts on the finish, bringing back bitter citrus peel, pine needles and a floral characteristic. Finishes extremely dry, bordering astringent.

M: Oh, so incredibly light for an IPA. Crisp on the palate, but with fairly subdued carbonation.

O: Very well executed, but somewhat lackluster. Lacks the complexity and depth of flavor of the top tier IPA's. Still, glad to have tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,306 ratings.
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