Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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93
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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:
1,307
Reviews:
454
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
187
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Bum4ever
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark golden color with a big white head that stayed for awhile and had some good lacing.
Smell: There was a good aroma of hops, sweet floral smell and a little pine. However, the scent was not very strong.
Taste: Really liked the taste of this one. It was a good balance of hops and pine and some sweet malt. Also had a very dry finish, which is a favorite of mine.
Feel: Very smooth with a dry finish, had a good thickness to it also.
Overall: Really enjoyed this one. I grabbed it because its hard to get fresh Kern River hops where I am at, but this was canned on 7/25, and I am glad a bought a sixer of it.

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Photo of Blasterbum
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikinggary28
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of 12oz cans in Turlock CA over the weekend. I haven't seen this breweies product this far up here in Norcal so I thought I'd give it a try. Pored into a glass mug. Typical amber colour, nothing special, with an off white head that quickly levels out. Smell is quite nice, piney but not over powering with a citrus edge. Tastes very good, piney and citrus like the smell with a slight fruity undertaste. Good mouthfeel. Goes down smooth. Prost!

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Photo of Avatar113
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dblipajunkie
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly pulpy orange appearance; very nearly opaque. Modest head production and retention.

Hops are quite restrained on the nose, but there's no hint of staleness. Slightly tropical, slightly citric, and a bit of both pale and caramel malt. This beer is hiding its goodness from my nose!

Plenty of flavor on the palate, though. Initial notes of grapefruit and pine, but a big juicy wave of melon and mango quickly follows. There is indeed a good deal of malt balance, as well: slightly grainy caramel, brown sugar, and sweet pale malt.

Easy drinking and smooth. Lively with little sting.

A beer like this would be hard pressed to live up to its name, but it's still very tasty.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Kern River Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer that hangs around and leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Fruity side comes out first, tropical, stone fruit, hint of melon, followed by pine, citrus, a little bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous pine, earthy herbal notes, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and orange, lots of underlying fruity notes, passion fruit, peach, apricot, a hint of melon, bready malt,

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe comes up just of being "outstanding", but still a very tasty IPA.

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

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hophazzard
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber with a nice thick off white head. The nose on this is pretty unspectacular. Getting some very faint pine and light malts. Taste of pine gum, a little grass and malt also citrus pith. A bit of a unpleasant off taste with this one, maybe just my can but I'm getting a lot of tannins. Medium body and a dry finish.

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

Photo of Richter525
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017-03-06
12oz can served in a tulip. Don't see a date. Bought it in Oxnard and brought it home.

Pours hazy with a medium head and lots of fine carbonation. Smell is malty and biscuity, tropical and juicy, lots of floral. Smells really nice.

Taste is a little lighter on the apparent sweetness (which is fine), a little lighter on the fruitiness (which is a little disappointing), but strong on the citrus rind and pine bitter (which is nice).

Mouthfeel is fairly thick. Overall, nice.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've only had a few beers from them and wasn't really impressed until this one. This was delicious! Pack a little more taste for a single IPA. Glad I grabbed a couple of sixers. Will revisit any chance I get.

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Photo of markhobbs1
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
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