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Gravity Check | Kern River Brewing Company

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88
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12 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
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Avg:
4.11
pDev:
33.09%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Session IPA.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-12-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by jdhowe:
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a growler with two days of age on it.

A: Pours a vibrant and hazy golden with 1/2 finger of bubbly white head.

S: Prominent malt sweetness, fresh squeezed citrus juice and a hint of fresh hop dankness. Really juicy aroma. Normally I get something a little spicy from mosaic hops, but I didn't get that this time... just tons of juice. Really great aroma.

T/M: Crackery pale ale malt with hints of wheat leads into a mid-sip bitter fruit juice. Cracker flavors swell into the finish, which is lightly bitter and slightly drying. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with moderate carbonation.

O: Smells a bit better than it tastes. The malts are much more prominent in the flavor than in the aroma. A really nice, very drinkable beer.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best session IPAs I've had. Dank hoppiness without the bitter finish. Smooth, sweet and tasty. Aromatic tropical, melon notes. Expected the least of this but might be the favorite of the three Kern River IPAs I found in Bakersfield this July.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -51.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rand
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From growler to pint glass

A: Straw-yellow, opaque, with a marshmallow-y head that almost never fully recedes. Lacing all over the place.

S: Hop-forward with distinct grass and citrus notes. Crackery backdrop as a slight touch of honey rounds the bouquet.

T: Cracker-y, slightly earthy notes hit right up front along with citrus rind and lemon pepper, fairly pronounced for the style. Malty sweetness gently rolls in, honey-like with a subtle note of vanilla. The rind-y aspects from the hops carry throughout the sip, finishing dry and slightly bitter.

M: Light on the palate, as expected, but the brew has a pronounced oily slickness as you throw it back.

A refreshing brew hovering between a pale and an IPA. Lots of flavor for such low ABV, this is satisfying easy to quaff. Glad I brought home a growler of this because with Citra on tap there wasn't a lot of room to drink anything else.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Gravity Check from Kern River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.