479. Kern River Brewing Just Outstanding IPA

Kern River Just OutstandingAnother bottle from a New Hampshire friend that traded for some Kern River beer from California. Kern River’s Citra DIPA is one of only two beers to receive 5 stars so far so I had high expectations for this beer. Not surprisingly this one did not quite measure up but it is still an excellent beer.

This is a beautiful beer, slightly hazy orange with a solid two finger white head. Aroma has plenty of hops including some flower, grapefruit and pine. Taste is very well balanced with plenty of citrus and grapefruit with just enough malt sweetness to keep things in check. A really enjoyable IPA that I wish I could purchase on a regular basis. This one falls somewhere between Lunch and Another One from Maine Beer Company.

If you know anyone in California that can get you something from Kern River take them up on it and if you get an extra keep me in mind. 
Pros:
Well balanced and flavorful
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 6.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Kern River
Brewers Description: This India Pale Ale has a strong malt character and a large hop profile. We dry hop this beer with Simcoe and Amarillo hops to give it that great floral aroma and citrus finish. If you like a strong IPA, you’ll find this one just outstanding.

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