Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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Just Outstanding IPAJust Outstanding IPA

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of PerHops
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden orange with a very nice looking head that recedes slowly and leaves soapy bubbles. Looks a lot like pliny.

S- Lots of citrus! Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tropical fruit, pineapple, grassiness

T- Orange marmalade, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some funkiness I can't put my finger on and a crisp, medium bitter finish. Very little pine.

M- Not very resinous. Very light, great level of carbonation, near perfect. Drinks very easily.

O- Very, very good. This would surely be a regular beer for me if it was easily available. My first beer from Kern River and I enjoyed it very much.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to soughtbyGod for this one.
Poured into a Mother Earth snifter
copper color with at least a 3 finger head with lacing for days.
Smell was piney for me, typical West Coast offering.
Taste was an improvement from the nose. Hops are in your face but never get out of hand. Slight malt backbone calms the hops down. Mouthfeel is a nice balance, not chewy, not too thin, very nice.
Overall this is a very nice IPA! I would recommend it!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, awesome extra from SalukiAlum--a big thanks!
Clear, honey-orange elixir poured into DFH glass. Huge white head, compact bubbles, copious Belgian lacing.
The aroma is all hoppy citrus: mango, orange grapefruit with a hint of pine. Heavenly for this hophead.
The taste does not disappoint. Smooth hops through and through, grapefruit and pine predominate. No malt--excellent.
Well carbonated but not over the top. Medium body. Delicious.
Another standout for hopheads by Kern River.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Chaney
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Kern River beer ever, and it was sent to me by Cocoapuph. Cheers to you my friend!

A: Poured a clear, golden color, with ever the slightest amber hue. Wow, the suds posing as a 2 finger + head was ridiculous!

S: Extremely floral and hoppy, with the amarillo and simcoe being most evident. I got a mild pomegranate character in there as well, but maybe that's just my imagination.

T: The back end of this thing reminder me of Nugget Nectar in spades (although I know that no nugget was used here). West Coast hop bomb for sure, but the bitterness was tempered by a glorious fruit component.

M: The bitterness didn't linger, and there was just enough sweetness to balance the hops out somewhat. However, balance is not in the West Coast brewers' rep ...and shouldn't be. The lacing was car wash stuff!

O: It didn't quite have the dimension of Sculpin (my favorite), but it was damn close. Kern River is off to a good start with me!

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,322 ratings