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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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
From a bottle in London. Brown, hazy with a offwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy and malty taste. A nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2146) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
From bottle. As good as black with a small tan head. Aroma of tropical fruit hops and some coffee. Similar taste, absolutely delicious. Nice bitter finish. One if his better ones

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - 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....

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (1882) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 24.07.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC "best-before-last-summer-tasting":
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, hops, wet leafs, grass, caramel, rubber, thinner. Taste is harsh sour-ish, dark malts, old hops, cardboard, harsh grass, wet leafs, rubber, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Old bottle that has passed it’s pride.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Not the biggest fan of black IPAs but this is nice. Pours dark brown, off white head. Nose is lots of tropical fruit and citrous. Lots of pineapple juice, then passion fruit, mango, papaya, guava. Citrous and lime and bit of grapefruit bitter. Taste is tropical fruit sweet. If I were blindfolded I wouldn’t necessarily know this was a black rather than West Coast IPA. Doesn’t have that black sugary cloyingness. Fair amount of grapefruit, pine and dash of eucalyptus on finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Brown/black, small tan head. Juicy IPA nose, plenty of citrus and guava with an underlying roasty note. Surprisingly dry yet juicy, full-on citrus with coffee grounds and a slightly roasty bitter finish. Interesting, a bit more roasty than I was expecting but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Hazy brown color with fine head. Wonderful hoppy aroma and flavor, very well balanced and doesn’t seem so strong.

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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Oh boy. This is good. Saved bottle from while back cause it was just too tasty. Not had another BIPA like it. No coins. No coins. Just full thick standard BIPA flavours without the tuppence. All good smooth tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle at home, 12th January 2012. Great hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit, pours nicely, neat head and good lacing. Taste is punchy and perfect, lots of lingering grapefruit pithe, and piney hops, coffee and bitter chocolate is evident. I was a big fan of the original Black IPA from Kernel, Black 2 was good but lacked the wow factor, Black 3 has this and is back up with the Original


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