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Gravity Check - Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

A Session IPA.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 6
Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTJman
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevanb
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into a Kern River pint glass.

The beer pours a fairly clear, though certainly cloudy and hazy golden copper color, hues of orange and light amber with a thick, finger of white, soapy head that has nice retention and leaves large swatches of lace behind. The aroma is wonderful, juicy and fruity hops, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, resinous pine, wildflower with just a hint of light pilsener malt, very pleasant and aromatic. The flavors are really a dud, the bitterness is there, in spades, which I didn't expect, piney hop, earthy and dirty spice and grassiness with a substantial amount of chewy malt. The mouthfeel is okay, vibrant carbonation, lively and zippy without being abrasive or prickly, medium body though lower on the spectrum that coats decently well and finishes with a bitter and dry kick.


Verdict: What started as a promising Session IPA left a lot to be desired in the end. The aroma really the stage, juicy and enticing that the flavors never caught up to, a disappointing beer really, but at the same time, crushable and very sessionable as described on the bottle. A style I still haven't fully embraced outside of Pop Up and All Day, and this is just another example of a beer I'd rather see at 6.5% with a full hop and body experience.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuggetz
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received via trade from @soughtbygod and poured into my SN IPA glass.
Apearance: Nice light golden hue with a fluffy one finger thick head. Thick lacing
Smell: Fruity florally hops.
Taste: Plenty of fruit up front and the taste falls off. The secondary flavor is grassy Not much in the way of malt or complexity
Feel: Not much carbonation, no alcohol burn. Very easy drinking.
Overall: In the top 1/3 of session IPAs. Easy drinking and would be great on a hot day.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willjschmidt
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grilledsquid
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thebrewracho
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Amaeda27
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of mdlb44
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Gravity Check from Kern River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.