Leighton (12668) - 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.
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.
wyzzywyz22 (2049) - 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 (366) - - 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 (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (2824) - 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!
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.
Rasmus40 (12343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Camons (6622) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...