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Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA
BA SCORE
4.21/5
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1,314 Ratings
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:
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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,059
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,314
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
188
Trade:
8
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. No bottling dates.

The beer pours out a golden body, with a rocky, dirty white head. It crackles out to a patchy cover, leaving stratas of lacing as it falls.

Dank hops, pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruit sweeten the nose. There's a little bit of spice and floral notes, with some cereal grains, but this is a showcase for Amarillo and Simcoe hops.

Fruity flavors at first, with pineapple, mango and grapefruit flavors. A resinous, pitch-like hop oil essence coats the mouth, with some light, herbal spice. A decent hop bitterness comes across, seemingly fairly tame at first, but it just keeps on building, and a stout bitterness is left in your mouth.

Wow. A great showcase for Simcoe and Amarillo hops, flavorful and delivers a bold bitterness that fulfills the need of every hop head. For a single IPA, this really impresses.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy burnt orange with perhaps the tallest, soapiest head I have seen thus far.
Exceptionally effervescent, great lacing.

Very flowery aroma, quite juicy like a tropical fruit salad with the sweet malt resting beneath.
Mouthwatering nose draws you in to the first sip with anticipation.

Taste is very nicely balanced, with the hops center stage. Flavors of orange, tangerine, & grapefruit are prominent, with the slight caramel sweetness from the malt to round out the flavors quite well.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, carbonation is brisk but not overdone, nice bitterness resting at the back of the palate, alcohol extremely well hidden. Dry and crisp finish make this very appealing for what I am seeking in an IPA.

Exceptional example of the style, Just Outstanding earns its moniker. Really sweet effort from Kern River, highly recommended for those that enjoy truly hop forward IPAs. The "Bros." trashed this one in their review, and should recant the undeserved low rating by sampling another bottle with an open mind.

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,314 ratings
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