Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA
BA SCORE
4.21/5
1,312 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,049
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,312
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
370
Gots:
188
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,312 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ole' head on this, capping a rich hazy amber brew.

Good balanced smell, I can pick up the hops, but they don't dominate. Resinous with a light sweet backdrop

This is a very well balanced beer. It's not as underwhelming as some sweet/malty IPAs I've had, but the hops aren't as overbearing as many of their west coast counterparts. Well balanced, with almost a subtlety to it. The maltiness doesn't dilute, but compliments this citrusy hop presence. I've been excited to try this one since I picked it up, and do not feel disappointed.

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Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a 2 inch foamy light tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down but slowly dissipates over time. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, tropical fruit, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, grapefruit juice, tropical fruit, and some malt on the finish. There is a fairly mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great beer that is tasty and super easy to drink with its awesome aromas and flavors.

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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of tsailor
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jaldama
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of WillCarrera
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass. Picked this up just 3 days after it arrived at the store, so it should be pretty fresh.

A- Slightly hazy golden color topped with an inch of fluffy white head, nice retention, leaves tons of thick, crusty lacing.

S- Grassy, fruity hops, grapefruit and pine resin, it smells nice but pretty standard. Not picking up much malt aroma at all.

T- More tropical fruit and pine, fruit flavors of grapefruit, orange and pineapple. The hops are moderately bitter, not as strong as I was expecting for a West-Coast IPA. Light caramel malts provide balance. Finish is bitter and grassy with a bit of peppery spiciness.

M- Medium-bodied, medium to low carbonation, smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- A solid IPA, it's very drinkable but the hop flavor isn't quite as bold or vivid as I would have liked.

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Photo of crossovert
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle.

It pours an amberish orange with a large off-white head that is pretty soapy and foamy.

The smell is interesting. Nice grassiness, passion fruit, almost soapy citrus. There is something about it though that is just a touch off.

The flavor is nice. A round flavor with low bitterness to start, some fruitiness, a bit of grassiness, the finish is a medium/low herbal bitter.

This is a good beer once you get into it. Not too flashy but rather solid.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up during a brief stop/detour through Bakersfield. Enjoyed the following week. Assuming it’s as fresh as can be.

I poured it into an imperial pint glass & thought it looked amazing—just this big billowy cap of soapy foam, dense & light, atop a ruddish orange/dark yellow tinted brew. Amazing appearance.

The aroma is dominated upfront by citrus hops that diminishes, revealing pineapple & mango, tropical fruit notes.
The flavor has a nice bittering that doesn’t overpower but makes itself known. Very flavorful, with a light orange & zest that shows hints of pineapple & some sweetness. Has a lot of tropical fruit notes with a pleasing bitterness.

Drinking this fresh and its wonderful. Priced right too, practically a steal.

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Photo of trentet
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of andywhat
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Twrang
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DocJitsu
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of glitchedmind
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Dolph1979
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,312 ratings
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