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Gravity Check - Kern River Brewing Company

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 106
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 34.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-12-2013

A Session IPA.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 106
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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More User Reviews:
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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%

Photo of rack0flamb
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeyjoey104
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%

Photo of wulfie85
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%

Photo of Nugganooch
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On Tap at the Brewery – 11/15/2014
Taster from flight

A: Light goldenrod hue with a touch of cloudiness across the body. Smallish lip of ivory foam settles up top before slipping out to a thin crown. Light dots of stick but not much lace produced from this one.

S: Smells a bit grainy at first like wheat malt would or maybe even a little Pilsner in use here followed by some intensely tropical hops. I get exotic florals, gooseberry, and ripe melon with a skunky herbal cat likeness. Crazy interesting hops. Has me thinking Mosaics here maybe. Either way smelling real nice.

T: Tropical citrus with musky melon, gooseberry, and subtle dank weed. Super light and dry as to be expected with just a hint of malty cracker to it. The beer has a rather high level of bitterness hitting the palate for such a small session. Rather impressive how much hop flavor they packed into this one. Definitely some newer world or NZ type hops. All catty and tropic. Me likey.

M: Very light and super dry with a high level of peppery bitterness. Finishes out dry and crisp with some noticeable hoppy linger.

D: Gravity Check is a solid Sessions IPA with some real funky new hops at play. Kern did a nice job with this one. Lots of flavor packed into a crushable sesh.

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Gravity Check from Kern River Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.