Gravity Check | Kern River Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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135 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Singletrack

A Session IPA.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,551
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
135
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed gold with thumb of eggshell colored head, Great lacing and average head retention, stays hazed

S: A little grassy, a little bready

T: Follows the nose, a little doughy, faint citrus notes up front. Faint pear, orange peel, lemongrass, pomel & crackery dryness as this warms. Finishes with grapefruit, dryness & grassyness, a little green melon as well

MF: Light bodied, restrained carbonation, decent balance

Solid session IPA, had much higher hopes

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Photo of rickrem
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft.
Medium to dark yellow in color with thin white head.

Light mouth feel with bright carbonation. Adds to the refreshing aspect of a session.

Decent amount of flavors packed into a lighter style. Tropical fruit, citrus bitterness and a bit of dankness. Very slight malt in the mix as well.

Certainly a decent easy drinker.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hell of a session IPA. Big, bright floral and tropical hops and decent body. This isn't light and feels like a bigger beer, tastes like it too.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of n2185
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another reason Mosaic hops seem to be taking over the craft beer scene. Very fragrant. Lime peel hint to the bitter edge. Tastes at first like a light Pale Ale, but it is on the hoppier side and lacks the pleasant malt of a Pale.

This is crisp and very light. Aromatics are lovely. Whatever it is, it's a highly drinkable light brew with a clean flavor and finishes with a distinct bitterness.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as a gift so I'm unsure of the age

Pours crystal clear light gold, I can see my fingerprints through the glass. White and thin head hangs out for a bit, clinging to the glass.

Smell is perfectly Mosaic hoppy tropical mango-ish but it's a little slight. Very very pleasant smell.

Taste follows the nose closely, mango tropical goodness a hint of citrus maybe and pine on the follow through. It has a surprisingly medium body for a session that makes it really work.

OK, this is clearly the best session IPA I've ever had, my previous fav was all-day IPA. I would buy this regularly if it were available consistently though it's not that syrupy-sweet iipa bomb that I am biased to. I have to be fair to rate this as a masterfully crafted example of the session style... If I were to rate it as a normal IPA, it would be about. 3.90

Additionally: as I finish the bottle, I can verify that there is a large amount of sediment at the bottom. Pour carefully is that is a concern for you.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mshea805
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vitALEity
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.0 pale ale with hops. Isn't this a Pale Ale? So adding a bit of dry hops for aroma makes it a session IPA? Anyway. It's really good.

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Photo of Boilerup
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Toronado San Francisco. $5 per pint.

Body is turbid and hazy. Pulpy yellow-orange colour. White head.

AROMA is wonderful. Fresh citrus pulp, dank herbal character redolent of Cannabis, floral notes, tangerine. Aromatic intensity is above average. Suggests a killer IPA with a great hop profile.

Coating texture accompanies the yogurty hop character, with pale malts keeping any hop bitterness checked. Floral and fruity, tending towards muted tangerine. Not a juicy brew, but tasty.

I did hope for a more interesting more pungent hop profile, but this is pleasant. Depth of flavour needs work.

Smooth, wet, refreshing, medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Complements the taste nicely. Somewhat soft.

Overall, it's a refreshing restrained expression of an IPA, but it's not the world class fare one might hope for given Kern River brewed it.

C+ (3.12) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of dleiner
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EEscobar
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Gravity Check from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 135 ratings