Just Outstanding IPA | Kern River Brewing Company

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93
outstanding
1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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:
1,304
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
186
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,304 |  Reviews: 453
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

Photo of RBuckley73
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TaoOfPoo
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tedho21
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EEscobar
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kplummer82
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours dark amber orange with a bright white fluffy head, good amount of carbonation and lacing, good amount of lacing.

A: Big piney, fresh crushed pine needle aroma, citrus rind, nice balance of malts, smells very good.

T: Fresh crushed pine needle, grapefruit rind, hit of bitterness in the middle, finish is semi-dry with more hop notes lingering in the aftertaste. Good balance of malts on the backend, very nice.

M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O: I've had this a few times before and I don't remember it being this good, really enjoyed this one.

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

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,304 ratings.
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