Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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93
outstanding
1,301 Ratings
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 22oz bottle into New Belguim globe. No dated but smells fresh.

A-Golden amber with a thick 3 finger head. Very decent lacing.

S-Citrus, very floral, a ton of grapefruit, some pine and just a bit of biscuits. The smell isnt huge but it delivers nothing but hops.

T-Very juicy beer, oranges. citrus, pine, bitter grapefruit, with thick malt.

M: Medium body with medium bitterness and a very sticky end. Nice carbonation.

O:Just Outstanding! Now I want to ride the trail!

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Photo of PaBrewSki
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. No date on the bottle but it smells really fresh. Appearance is very dark for an IPA. A little orange showing through but it's almost entirely brown. Smell is like sticking your face into a bag of citra hops but I can also already tell that this beer has a solid malt backbone. Taste cofirms what the nose already told me. A very nice balance between citrus and piny hops backed up by bready malts. A delicious and balanced IPA!

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of rawfish
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper pour into a Firestone Walker nonic pint with brassy clarity, the off white head is clumpy and sticks around for a good while. The lacing is clumpy like the head and superior to most other IPAs.

There is quite an abundant amount of caramel and bready malt, sweetness is bordering toffee. Piercing alcohol is very sharp when the beer is cold but fades to complement a robust resiny and dank hop character, subtle notes of orange citrus rind and melon but overall piney and earthy. Powerful aroma but not my favorite profile.

Great balance provided by a great amount of sweet and bready malt, the flavor gets raw and rainy near the backend of the drink as bitterness and drying kicks up. Hop flavors follow the nose with pine resin, earthy, herbal flavors and a touch of sweet oranges. The finish is very dry, add a noticeable alcohol presence and the earthy bitterness is tea-like and bordering chalky and strong.

Surprisingly the robust malt has a medium body that is in no way overbearing. Average carbonation, high bitterness with a positive drying feel are all upsides to this beer. A knock on it would be the substantial ethanol feel despite the best efforts of the sweet malt.

Just Outstanding punches strong in aroma, taste and bitterness yet is out of my favored hop wheelhouse. The herbal and earthy pine flavors are deep and don't pop from this balanced IPA. A good beer, just not outstanding.

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4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy opaque orange with a faint white ring of head.

S: Pineapple, mango, tangerine, the nose is amazing and almost nectary.

T: Really fresh Orange, mango, pineapple, pine, nectary and delicious.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, the polar opposite of the typical harsh IPA mouthfeel.

O: I love this IPA. I wish they distributed their beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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