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:
#7,438
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
134
Liked:
110
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Texasfan549
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Billed as being brewed with all Mosaic hops.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some berry aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and berry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but I think the hops come through much better in the aroma.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

maybe not the most complex of beers out there, but this really pale session ipa is just what i like in the style, with juicy robust citrusy hops and not much grain weight to get in the way. its a real pale base, light in both flavor and body, allowing a clean and zesty hop bill to be punchy and fresh. my guess is most of the hops came real late and in the dry hop stage, because this has basically no bitterness to speak of. its carbonation is high and gives a little prickle to the citra (must be) hops. very light body makes it an all day drinker for me, although i dont think its as good as something like an all day from founders, which does everything this one does, but does it a little bit more jazzy. Clean and on the drier side, light but not at all watery. i prefer the bigger ipas from kern river, but enjoyed this one quite a lot. refreshment value is through the roof and the hop profile is fantastic when it's fresh. Better on tap than in the bottle in my couple of experiences with it.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
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 SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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 wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle a slightly chill-hazed orangish yellow under a one-inch thick white head which leaves spotty lace. Fragrant melons, tropical fruits, peaches and floral notes. Well balanced with malts. Light body and moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

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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 PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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 Whiskeydeez
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of n2185
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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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