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Kern River Just Outstanding IPA

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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“The Name Says it All” Just Outstanding has an orange amber body that combines a zesty and bitter characteristic, a generous malty taste and an exquisite floral aroma – Oh yeah, this beer is really hoppy too! This sturdy ale has 7.5% alcohol and twice the malt and hops of a Pale Ale. If you like a strong IPA, you’ll find this beer


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OzarkElmo (300) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2014
22 oz. into snifter at Public School 612 in downtown LA. Pours a medium orange with sizable head. Good lacing lingers throughout. Very nice notes of pine, floral, citrus typical of a west coast offering. Well-balanced, just enough dryness and not too malty & sweet. Flavorful, and very enjoyable. Good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1000) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Orange honey hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is pine, straw, grassy, hay. Mouthfeel is good with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a hop bitterness through the finish. Overall this is an interesting IPA...quite dry, spicy hop, & not fruity. Overall, it’s ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle at Hamilton’s Tavern, SD, 12/11/14. Golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is citric peel, bitter orange, light pine, grapefruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, pine, orange pith, straw, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness well represented. Decent IPA but fell a little short of my expectations.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rosshudgens (8) - - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Lives up to the name, great nose, very drinkable. Citrusy and not overly hoppy but with a nice kick. Glad I randomly picked this up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a nice golden orange color with a white head. Very nice citrus and floral aroma, taste matches aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
another textbooker style-wise from Kern. Didn’t knock your socks off, but acheived a very nice balance of bitter, citrus, floral, and a little bit of sweet fruit, and very smooth. i dug this IPA. courtesy of jlozier

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Received this as an extra in a recent trade. Poured into a standard pint.

A - Pours deep, cloudy, orange with a pillowy soft one finger head leaving sticky sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Lots of grassy citric hops up front. Grapefruit, gram cracker malt, and a bit of dryness. Very nice balance overall with plenty of floral hops.

T - Plenty of piney citric hops up front giving way quickly to a mix of gram cracker malt and a touch of caramel sweetness. Finish is a bit dry with some lingering hop bitterness. Very good balance of flavors in this one. A bit old, my bad, but still very enjoyable.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice soft feel with a bit of bitterness in the finish that doesn’t linger for very long.

D - Pretty high. I really liked this one. I would love to try this on-tap someday. Can’t wait to try some of the other offerings from Kern River.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersighted (121) - - JUL 31, 2014
This is a truly delicious IPA. Perfectly balanced with a big, malty base, but complimented with piney Simcoe and citrusy Amarillo. Medium body and bold lacing that hugs the walls for a good while. Glorious brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle: Poured a nice golden color ale with a nice foamy head with excellent retention and some super great lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple and citrus is very pleasant with nice flora undertones. Taste is also dominated by huge floral aroma of fresh grapefruit with some nice citrus notes with a lightly sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. World-class IPA which is approaching Alpine level but not quite there yet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Une robe orangée qui est bien embrouillée. Une fameuse tête et une dentelle très occupée. Un nez de houblons fruités. Des agrumes juteux et légèrement sucrés, des pêches mais aussi des mangues avec des aiguilles de pin. Quel pif! Un goût qui ne déçoit pas. Des houblons savoureux. Un fruit orangé. Du pamplemousse, du sapinage doux. Une base maltée dominée par les cultivars. Je soupçonne une bouteille fraîche. En bouche, le liquide est possédé par un corps crémeux modérément remué par les bulles. La finale est tropicale et boréale, parfumée à souhait, amèrement délicate et fantastique. J’aime et j’adore.


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