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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black IPA brewed with Pacific Jade, Columbus & Citra


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBeerNick (1255) - 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

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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ej (978) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2013
Expired bottle (bb09.03.13) Deep brown with a slightly tan head. Pine and resinous aroma along with roasted malts. A rather harsh flavour is obscuring what has propably been an awesome brew, but the age has taken its toll on this one, and I can only curse myself for not drinking it earlier. Still has decent bitterness and some pine/resin. Medium to medium-pluss body and soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gowdy (885) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, spruce, black, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (430) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
deeep dark brown pour retains a thin tan head subtle aroma of tropical fruits with dark roasted malts lingering in the background. loads of flavours, coffee, choc, lemon, lime, crushed overripe strawberry, a little licorice and a slight burnt charcoal. amazing mouthfeel. silky smooth. very bitter and hoppy finsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home. Red-black, with thin off-white head. Lovely nose, honey, melon and pineapple, possibly also even caramel. Very interesting flavours, like a hoppy porter, with honey and floral hop flavours balanced against a dry, bitter coffee finish, with a touch of oatmeal. Very nice indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Nice lemon aroma with a hint of espresso . The colour black with a yeast haze . Very dormant flavour of citra hops , but balanced roast malt flavour , perhaps a hint of vanilla in the background .


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