Power Chord
Gravely Brewing Co.

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Gravely Brewing Co.
Kentucky, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,201
Ranked #12,019
4.02 | pDev: 4.23%
Oct 20, 2022
Aug 30, 2017
Very Good
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Reviewed by Explorer_Bill from Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into an IPA glass.
L: clear amber color with 1/2 inch head leaving a solid ring of lacing.
S: piney, grapefruit
T: very much like the smell. Finishes on the drier side with residual bitterness
F: medium bodied good carbonation
O: almost a textbook West coast IPA with 7.2% ABV. One of my local favorites of this style.
Oct 20, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Turning to to eleven is easier when you've got the power. Gravely has such power as it applies to hops. Their classic West-Coast IPA is powerfully bitter to hit any high note that you'd want.

Power Chord gets going with a deep golden pour and a stark white, foamy cap. As a pronounced scent of citrus, herb, pine and a hint of tropical fruit round the nose, a botanical sense of citronella come about. But its sweeter upstart points toward the malts and its light honey, cracker and agave sweetness carries a slight granola tone.

But once on the middle palate, the focus quickly switches back to the hops. Thwarting any notion of sweeter malt influences, the hops soon dominate with the bold citrusy complement of white grapefruit, orange and orange peel, and a hint of lemon. Subtle nuances of pineapple come in a dehydrated form before the hops turn to bitterness. Closing with a strong herbal balance, the late palate is chocked full of pine resins, fresh grasses and herbs and a spicy hemp-like dryness.

Medium-light on the palate, the beer finishes crisp and refreshing, and without the associated astringency of most drier IPA, leaving it cleaner than most. A long and smooth bitterness adds to a high sense of refreshment in a classic but calm IPA balance.
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by chepi141 from Missouri

Mar 16, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by mpolewan from Ohio

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Milkman_d83 from Kentucky

Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 21, 2019
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've had this on draft a couple of times from local establishments. Once it was surprisingly bland, but I know that was either an old supply or polluted line because it's been excellent elsewhere. The bland pour was from a place that I've had trouble with before. It is slightly boozy, but the hop flavor is first rate when it is good.
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by bigbutter from Virginia

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Jun 22, 2018
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Rated by Neph1976 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Kroger Chinoe. Lexington, KY. 3/15/18
Mar 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by cwd from Kentucky

Mar 08, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by JPlo from Maryland

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by aletrailky81 from Kentucky

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by axf4129 from Indiana

Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by scottspencer from Indiana

Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Sep 07, 2017
Power Chord from Gravely Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings