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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black IPA brewed with Pacific Jade, Columbus & Citra


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores. Pours a pleasant looking deep ruby brown colour with a thin beige head; lots of mango fruit aroma; soft and fruity to start with some underlying pine resin and well-burnt toast; the finish is long and hoppy (of course) without being too aggresive, making this an approachable, easy-drinking beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
A - full malt with pleasent citrus A - dark with lasting creamy head T - sweet with full , roasted and hoppy bitter P - full and creamy O - real good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor with hitns of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle at home thanks to DanTheMan278! Those NZ hops really make themselves known on the nose. There’s gooseberry and watermelon plus a touch of citra mango. Plenty of bitterness too...mouth drying but too moreish to stop for water. Lots of citrus -satsumas maybe? plus more of the aforementioned fruit. A slight touch of dark malt asserts itself as toast but this beer is all about the hops. Gentle carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown red colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, heavy hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120101]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an off-white head. Intense aroma hops overpower the roast - at least in the nose. Medium body, some subtle sweet roast in complete harmony with the citrusy hops. Some raisin. Dry if not overly bitter finish. Very enjoyable. 030312

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle from...the fridge. Black indeed with a fine, thick cappuccino head. Aroma a cocktail of great things; blackcurrant, mango, Rubicon, cracked black pepper and papaya. Overpoweringly, a soft, perfumed tropical fruit note. Wow. Black IPA slanted more towards the IPA than the black; soapy hop front gathering bagfuls more blackcurrant, mango. Light burnt finish with touches of blackened husk. Then grapefruity. Up The Kernel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (748) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, spruce, black, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
bottle at home ... deep red black ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate toffee malt with lots of pine hop nose ...soft soapy front ... juicy malts ... light pine hop bitterness ... some citrus ... orange and lime ... juicy.. nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Shared with Slothez. Deep dark brown pour with a small tan head. Tropical fruit and juicy hops ahoy in the nose. Some cracking hoppage and citrus on offer in the flavour too, balanced out by some roast, dark choc and a wee lick of booze. Delicious and superbly drinkable stuff. The Kernel marches on....


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