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Gravity Check - Kern River Brewing Company

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very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: R_J_FearNoBeer on 03-22-2014)
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Another style-bending brew in consecutive reviews, both from Kern. Calling this an IPA doesn't do it justice - this is a definitive session beer, custom-brewed for drinking long hours in the hot California sun. And it's possibly the best sub-5% "IPA" I've had (it seems a lot of reviews/hads are based on personal preference, not within the context of what the brewer was trying to do). It's refreshing, flavorful as hell, and full of tropical nuances. Here's the breakdown:

A: Copper-tan in color, clear, with a big frothy head that leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: Vinous, assertive hop-essence anchor the bouquet, as distinct tropical notes abound. A little floral, maybe grassy, with a touch of honey sweetness rounding things out.

T/M: Not as hop-forward as the nose implied, as sugary sweetness quickly matches assertive hops, yielding incredible tropical undertones - perhaps a mix of papaya and mango. Notes of crakery grain and dried grass pop up toward the finish, which is short and perfectly bittersweet. The light, oil-free complexion splashes over the palate, allowing for little residuals between sips. A preeminent session brew.

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maybe not the most complex of beers out there, but this really pale session ipa is just what i like in the style, with juicy robust citrusy hops and not much grain weight to get in the way. its a real pale base, light in both flavor and body, allowing a clean and zesty hop bill to be punchy and fresh. my guess is most of the hops came real late and in the dry hop stage, because this has basically no bitterness to speak of. its carbonation is high and gives a little prickle to the citra (must be) hops. very light body makes it an all day drinker for me, although i dont think its as good as something like an all day from founders, which does everything this one does, but does it a little bit more jazzy. i prefer the bigger ipas from kern river, but enjoyed this one quite a lot. refreshment value is through the roof.

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85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.