Gravity Check | Kern River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 134 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:
#7,453
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
134
Liked:
110
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
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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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

appearance: 1st glass from fresh bomber: very light, clearish, very light golden / yellow. looks a little but like fresh urine to be honest.
2nd glass from fresh bomber: really cloudy / hazy. slightly foamy off-white small-medium head. glass lacing is minimal but visible for a session IPA.

aroma: fresh fucking mosaic hops bursting from the glass. blueberry / mild general berry notes. organic honey drooped on top of piney dank resinous forest after a night of fierce rainfall.

taste: earthy / metallic blueberry notes. slight honey sweet bread baked with generous amounts of marijuna. fruit juice blend. passion fruit juice. semi tart berry on the side of the tongue. This damn ale has the mosaic hop intensity & concentrate of a single / regular IPA or even a light IMPERIAL IPA.

mouthfeel: It's fine and dandy. what more can you expect from a beer that is 5 % ABV?!

overall: It is killer. what a finely brewed offering from KRBC. For example, I just had piny the elder and the newest offering from the Hop Concept and i genuinely enjoyed this beer more than those two. yep.

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Photo of pkalix
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

wow.... added august 2013 and still not 10 reviews...
bunch of sediment on the bottom of this bottle . very nice aroma, great color... "Pliny in a lower ABV".... yes, I'm calling it this, with a bit of fruity addition....
this one is DELICIOUS!!!!! a funky bedsheet-smell to it at first (if anyone else 'gets' this, let me know) but this is an excellent brew...... I'm 1,372 beers into this BA thing, so I'm not a rookie exclaiming "Pliny" cuz Pliny is just getting 'old'. still great, but 'old'. this one, however, is exceptional, and tastes like Pliny but with a lower ABV.... very well done!

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Photo of Mshea805
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Micb77
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent session IPA, a good buy.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A perfect session IPA in my opinion. Slightly hazy (if you pour the sediment), light and crisp, and oozing Mosaic goodness. Just wish it can in a 12 pack can format! Cheers!

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Photo of Aldogg007
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best session IPA I have had. Huge mosaic notes in the aroma that come through in the taste. Very drinkable and not overly bitter. Balanced enough to enjoy.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mdlb44
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of HopHead84
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of falc0n2600
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
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 Boilerup
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Gravity Check from Kern River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 134 ratings
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