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:
1,307
Reviews:
454
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
186
For Trade:
8
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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a amber and copper color. Solid 1/2" white head. Aroma was dry hopped to the gills, seemed to have a bit of the usual suspects for elite level ipa beers, plenty of amarillo and other citrus and tropical fruit imparting hops.

Taste is great, very dry light malt bill here that has enough for some color but not so much it becomes a sticky malty beer. The ibus are soft, not gratingly bitter. Keeps up the tropical and citrus fruit notes. Seemed like this was the precursor to the Citra dipa, because this seems to have citra on it too, just with a lighter malt body and abv.

Bomber format is the only real drawback here, although its not excessively expensive per oz even then.

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Photo of DraftyBrew
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with medium carbonation. Hops dominate the smell, with hints of citrus rounding out the aroma. Taste is surprisingly mild compared to the smell, full of hops and fruit, but the bitter bite is much more mellow and very pleasing. Downplayed malts bring a slight bready sweetness to the aftertaste that balances out the hops. Overall a very tasty IPA that is quite good and very refreshing on a hot summers day.

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Photo of jorgerod99
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of smi69
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MKrauss
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goat23
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Very clear apple juice color with a soft white 2 finger head. Leaves a ring and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is both sweet from the malts and tropical from the hops. Amarillo was a good choice and a favorite of mine. A bit of grapefruit zest for some bite on the flavor with sweet notes of caramel malts. Tropical flavors of passion fruit and guava add depth to the taste. Both refreshing and dry with a clean and medium feel. Very tasty IPA.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Etc25
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours gorgeous. Hazy amber, very nice head.

Smells of strong Amarillo. Every beer I've had from Kern has had a perfect hop profile and this is no exception.

Tastes reall good, if a bit top heavy and unbalanced. Amarillo dominates throughout.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwalkup
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CurtisLutje
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just like the label says. I get a little toasted sesame flavor which I love behind the piney and citrus notes. Solid, well rounded IPA. Love me some Kern! Cheers!

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Photo of bschinelli
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mj45isback
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

Tropical and citrus hop aromas with an emphasis on orange and grapefruit. Taste follows the aroma with a blast of juicy citrus hops and notes of mango and papaya. Underlying faint toasted malt, more juicy hops on the finish. A classic west coast IPA that is super drinkable

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,307 ratings.
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