Kern River Black Rock IPA
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4087) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Draft at the brewpub. Nose is rye, citrus with hints of pine, tropical fruit, and coffee.. Very dark brown with a medium beige head that laces heavily. Flavor is lightly bitter with background notes of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roast malt, hops and pine. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, resiny hops and a hint of tropical fruit. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap @ 38 Degrees. Dark brownish pour, not quite black, with some khaki foam. Somewhat light roasted character to this. Mostly big fragrant floral and citrusy hops. Nice pine in there, too. A bit of tropical fruits and peach, too. Pretty dry on the tongue. Good pine and citrus bitterness, but just a hint of sweet-ish fruit notes. Nice peach, mango, and pineapple...some zesty citrus and dried flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8060) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice looking dark body that supports a small bubbled light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, a light black licorice spicy note, earthy tea and slivers of dark roasted malts. The taste starts smooth with malts and then it quickly gets into a mix of dark roasted malts, some black licorice that have that Mt. Hood hop thing going on and then a pleasing degree of earthy tea. The earthy tea, little bit of licorice and dark roasted malts really go well together here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Tap at Toronado SD. Hazy brown pour. Small head, okay lacing. Nose is spot on Black IPA with pine, grilled mango, fresh fruit. Taste is tangy, dry, bitter, small grilled mango sweetness and spruce tips. Spot on for style. A bit of hydrogen peroxide in the mouthfeel detracts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 26, 2013
On draft at KRBC. Subtle pine aroma that sneaks up on you. A good smooth bitter bite at the end.

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