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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Bottle conditioned; Special.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (274) - - MAY 2, 2013
Quite a sweet IPA in comparison to others from kernel. The hops taste of orange and mango. Very smooth and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. From Kris Wines, London. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit, pine and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 130513

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours slightly hazy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, rich hoppy, peach, melon, grapefruit, light pine. Medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. 130513

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Kernel knock out cracking IPAs like Bish bashes out booming basslines. Work is a distraction. Pays the bills. I want listeners not consumers. Listen, listen, listen, listen...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Keg in CBC Clapham. Colour is hazy, rusty amber, large white foam head. Nose is very hoppy, grapefruit, orange, caramel, biscuit malt, green leaf hoppy, minerally, pine. amarillo is a bitter green leafy piney hop, but there’s some nice fruit too. This is a really good IPA.


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