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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 03-01-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed April 2nd, 2014 from an undated bottle. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Very clear light copper/brass color with a very creamy meringue-like yellow-white head two fingers tall. Plenty of sheeting/lacing as the fluid level went down.

Aroma is all hops: grassy and citrusy (lemons and grapefruit).

Flavor is hop forward, hop middle and hop backward. Massive bitterness hides almost everything else except for a barely-detectable crystal/caramel malt flavor, a touch of fresh grassiness and a ruby grapefruit note. Really, just about all hop flavor. Not much complexity to this.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly dry. Prickly if held on the tongue for a few moments.

Liquid hops. If that's your thing, you should enjoy this beer. If you're looking for something else, keep looking.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this one.

22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a thin layer of head. Good amount of lacing. Very nice tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple, sweet grapefruit and orange with some mango. The taste is more of that juicy tropical fruit flavor. Grapefruit and pineapple with some sweet piney hops. Bitter orange peel with floral notes towards the end. Pine at the finish. Very oily. Heavy mouthfeel. Tastes a little bit boozier than then 6.8% ABV. This is an IPA that really seems like an Imperial. Overall, fantastic West Coast IPA.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Growler from Joe Canal's, Iselin.

Golden copper body, good clarity, but with a little chill haze, topped by two fingers of dense white foam.

Fresh, big fruity nose, grapefruit, oranges, apricots abound.

Solid semi-sweet malt foundation coats the tongue. Juicy fruits burst out. Big bitter bite. And it all ties together in the end.

Medium mouthfeel, solid, smooth, with a dose of prickliness.

I don't know if it lives up to Just Outstanding, but its damn good.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with onix1agr and sourbatchkid. Thanks for sharing this bud.

A- a super hard pour into the pint glass brought forth an impressive almost four finger high just barely off white head holds and holds. After a few sips the foam subside and leaves a good amount of slowly cascading lace all around the glass. Hazy golden sunset orange with a shine of yellow at the edges. This does look outstanding.

S- huge bright juicy grapefruits and some tangerine with champagne mangos. Ever so light honeysuckle sweet florals.

T- very boldly hopped with bitter grapefruit and under ripe pineapple taking the lead and rolling into some nice floral sweetness that backs into a rich biscuity and caramel malty goodness. Super long bitter sweet finish.

M- just about medium in body and a bit less then medium in carb that really works wonders to keep the brew on the palate and sink in.

O- this is tasty as can be. An easy drink and boldly flavored. This is my kind of ipa.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just Outstanding IPA from Kern River Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,301 ratings.
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