Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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93
outstanding
1,298 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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:
1,298
Reviews:
452
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
183
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,298 |  Reviews: 452
Photo of aaronyoung01
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PWestLA
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of breardon1776
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Light amber, copper. A finger of head with plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Mostly pine. Some citrus. Grapefruit.

T: A piney, grapefruit citrus ipa. Quite bitter. Not much balance.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. A little sticky.

O: I enjoyed this quite a bit. It's a hop bomb with not a who;e lot of balance which was fine by me.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange brew with a white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The smell is very bitter with some sweetness and fruit behind. The taste is slightly sweet with a little fruit and a ton of bitterness. Pretty solid beer.

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Photo of edthehead
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mckin1ey
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of jsanmarco
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Date: presumably within the past couple months
Palate Contaminants: a pork chop

Appearance is a pleasant translucent medium amber with a fine foam head.

The smell is not strong at all. I definitely get malty sweetness, along with some candied citrus. It's good, but it doesn't have enough power for me to hear all the instruments.

Unfortunately, the taste isn't anything special. It's by no means bad, but it's a goose in a world of peacocks. There's hardly any sweetness, but it's also not particularly bitter. The main character is earthiness, mostly mossy, I'd say.

Feel is moderate weighted with fine carbonation. The aftertaste has more bitter character. Well-crafted, but missing the gustatory part isn't there for me.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper and filtered, with lots of small and large rising bubbles. Topped with 4 fingers of foamy beige, beautiful head.

Peaches and apricots and fresh churned butter. Floral piney notes, so fresh its like you're 'just out standing' in the Redwoods.

Amazing. Its very bitter with a fair amount of malt backbone to it. Dry white grapefruit, peaches, and pine.

Medium, resinous body, medium carbonation.

Got at Rincon Taprooms in Santa Rosa 2 days ago, drank in Redding Sept 18th, 2016. Really good IPA. Balanced, smooth, delicious and fresh.

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Photo of wlynch
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,298 ratings.
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