Chuuurch! | Kern River Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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Chuuurch!Chuuurch!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bammer21 on 06-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,174
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
28
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of sweetbrew82
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd 12-oz. tulip
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.69 (because of 10 percent off for a variety 6-pack)
Purchased: July 4, 2018
Consumed: July 7, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: No canned on date

It had been awhile since I had reviewed a Kern River beer (Feb. 20, 2015) and this would just be the third overall. This one sounded good with the hops being mentioned including Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo. Should be a solid West Coast IPA.

Poured a gold-to-light amber hazy color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Mosaic and Citra right away. Also tangerine, grapefruit, mixed berry, floral, passion fruit, papaya, rose petals, peach and orange. More trashy Mosaic, berries and papaya from the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste wasn’t nearly as good. Something seemed a bit off here. The hops just didn’t work or something. Got Amarillo, spoiled fruit, Elmer’s rubber cement, orange, tangerine peel, peppery spice, rose petals, trashy Mosaic, citrus rind, passion fruit, pine resin, oily green leaf and herbal. (Taste - 3.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter, boozy finish. (Feel - 3.00)

Did not care for this that much. Smell was good, but the taste was not. Something was just off. Would not have this again. (Overall - 3.25)

3.48 | 79 | B-

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A somewhat murky gold pour. White head. Aroma is passion fruit/guava. Taste is similar. A little too fruity for my taste. Feel is medium bodied. Overall, a nice example of the style if you're into that passion fruit flavor.

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Photo of Mptowle
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustgarage
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Moderately hazy marigold to amber gradient supports a lasting soft peaks; crenelated sticky lacing; superior retention.

Plentiful citrus in the nose with hints of green onion and papaya.

The palate entry is just about the perfect confluence of tangerine, papaya, and berry but this gives way to a slightly herbaceous, faintly spicy, green pepper quality that keeps it from being a juice bomb. Zesty, medium-dry, rich finish with a lingering bright bitterness and a hint of white tea.

Full, creamy mouth-feel with strong (but not excessive) carbonation and present but not unpleasant alcohol.

While it doesn't really match the simple pleasure of their perfectly crafted fresh Citra, this is an excellent IPA none-the-less.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had my eye on this one for the last few week or so. And like this one sporting women in Paris one fateful evening, I finally decided to finally pick it up. With the aroma this thang gives off, you’d think it was brewed in Humboldt County, rather than Kern, because the dang sucker is dank! We are talking Cheech and Chong vacationing in Maui, dank! And as the Raul man moves along, he is greeted by awesome, lush sticky kush and tropical fruits for daze on daze! The only thing Raul isn’t into, which he also noticed in Just Outstanding, is a lil bit of rocket fuel in the aftertaste. That being said, this is still a pretty good one.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straight dank.

Light golden color with solid lacing.

Smell of marijuana and juicy hops.

Taste is very resiny, quite bitter on the tongue.

Very dry.

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Photo of 562Brew
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/2/18, consumed 3/2/18

Poured misty golden honey with a nice head that left a small amount of lacing.

Aroma is full, bright, juicy citrus and some tropical fruits. Very well done. Another great sit 'n' sniff.

Taste is a very well balanced mix of pine, danky hops, and citrus fruit. Faint hints of tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel is a firm medium, solid bitterness that lingers a bit, slightly slick finish.

Overall, a very solid West Coast style IPA, even if it is a bit misty. Definitely worth trying/buying.

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Photo of dertyd
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a medium hazy dark golden color, with 1 finger of slightly off white head------------ the aromas are of Guava, dank weed, citrus, papaya, passion fruit, pine and orange------------- the flavors are of oranges, dank weed and pine with lesser papaya and guava, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a moderate bitterness on the finish----------------- overall this beer was nice the aroma is the strong point of the beer, it smells like your walking down the fruit aisle at a super market, so pungent and ripe

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Photo of MAS
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am having it for breakfast after coffee. I find this more appealing than Just Outstanding, which I cannot tolerate. Chuuurch has a sweeter start with a finish lacking the hop attack of JO. I find it closer to Citra.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from 02/05/18 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours vibrant copper with 2+ fingers for low density white frothy head with moderate retention and left mixed lacing.

S: Fragrant aroma, lots of pine and floral attributes. Hints of citrus, some tropical aspects appear as it warms.

T: Follows the nose well but with greater prominence of the citrus. Finishes with moderate bitterness, limited astringency, and both clear palate quickly.

F: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, subtle warming of the tongue from the ABV. slick finish.

O: A very welcomed new West Coast IPA recipe, but with a slightly more modern take. Definitely will be grabbing this one again.

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Photo of BEERRACER
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

West coast IPA in a can! This one needs to be poured into a glass to let the citrus and pine take over the senses. Nice taste of tropical fruit, with a zesty citrus/pine finish.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.62/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy sunset golden orange with a bright white creamy full head, lots of lacing and decent retention, good amount of carbonation.

A: Lots of tropical like aromas up front, guava, papaya, mango, and peach skin, also getting some grapefruit peel, tangerines, and pine, no balance, it's all hops.

T: Like the nose there are big doses of tropical notes along with citrus and pine, finish has a slight note of sweet oranges, bitterness is moderate citrus peel and pine like notes, finish is citrus peel dry, alcohol is not noticeable on the flavor.

M: Medium bodied with a big dry finish and a good amount of carbonation, leaves a raked feeling on the palate.

O: I'm impressed with the beer's complexity and depth, lots of bitterness, and no balance with the malts. If you like hoppy West Coast style IPAs, then reach for this. I also think there is an added touch of newer style IPAs with the tropical and sweet citrus notes. Good stuff.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Chuuurch! from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 28 ratings