Leighton (14327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours a clear, rich amber with a fluffy, white head. Aroma is full pine, grapefruit and orange citrus, fresh grass. Flavor is about as good as it gets. Fully realized, strong malt foundation, some honey and sugar, quite bitter, thick and juicy citrus and resinous pine. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes sticky with hops and beautifully balanced. There is a touch of warmth but otherwise the alcohol only gives this beer body; you hardly know it’s there. Some lingering pine, toasty malt sweetness, hints of wood and grass. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had.
fkoolen (596) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 6,5% Nicely cloudy, murky yellow colour with a creamy white head that nicely laces the beer. Citrus fruity, grassy, piny, beautifully crisp bitterness with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, nicely malted. Bitter finish, fruity, grassy, even earthy aftertaste. Low to medium carbonation.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Powder Keg Diplomacy, Battersea on 5 July. Poured a hazy amber colour, with a dense white head and excellent lacing. Full aroma of pine needles, citrus and just cut grass - in other words; a ton of hops! Lots of fruity hop flavours; orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, mixed with some caramel and grain. Finish was perfect lingering spruce and resin bitterness, balanced wonderfully wish biscuity malt and honey.
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Small sample @ Derat, Utrecht. The aroma has beautiful citrus, light pine, some grass. Clear, golden coloured beer with a nice, white, medium head. The taste is dry, clean, moderate bitter and has citrus. Very refreshing. Great stuff.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Craft, Clerkenwell, London. Hazy golden looks with a slim white head Lovely hoppage and tropical fruit in the nose. Similar flavour that hit all the right notes. Dry bitter finish. Usual excellence from the Kernel.
graham_murphy (448) - - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a sweet IPA in comparison to others from kernel. The hops taste of orange and mango. Very smooth and drinkable.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, The Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham, 11/04/14. Dusted orange gold with a brief suggestion of head. Call me a Luddite but keg never matches cask. That minor grumble aside this is a beauty and easily the best beer of the day; dragon fruit and guava armpit hop without heat; gentle carb and husk backdrop. Kumquat and white pear. Sweaty, cheesy perfumed cat and armpit aroma. Yessir.
BeerViking (3228) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Cloudy dark gold with a thin head and aromas of pineapple and orange. Full bodied and pineappley, hints of wintergreen and rosemary, gorgeous!
Maakun (1612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared on the beach. Hazy golden with small white head. Dank hops, very herbal with strong lime peel and a bit of lemon juice. Light toasted malts that support the massive dankness but don’t cut through it. Medium sweet with medium bitterness and medium bodied. Massive aroma here, very nice.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Bat. Slight haze, golden yellow, no head. Big passion fruit, lychee nose. Touch of pine resin. Beautifully balanced, honeyed fruits and lovely sweet resinous pine with a persistent lemony bitterness and classic Kernel minerality. Light but oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.