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The Kernel India Pale Ale Black

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2247) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Bottled on 03-02-2014. Dark brown with a small persistent beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate brownies, piney hops, grapefruit and floral notes. Taste is also of roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, light caramel/malt and light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good Black IPA. Not too stout-ish despite the chocolate presence. Nice balance. Not as stellar as some other beers from The Kernel, but still a pretty nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1207) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
It was 3 years ago when I had this at the brewery with mesandsim, still remember what a moment this was for me. I do love the pants off black ipa’s. Almost black with a big bubbled pale tan head. Smells awesome. Big hop notes, grass that you stand on and that you smoke, grapefruit, chocolate malts drifting through. Lovely mouthfeel, perfectly balanced, love this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (160) - - APR 19, 2014
Bottled 05.02.14. Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial. Strong floral, fresh hop smell - less accentuated on the tongue, just a smooth palate. Finish is bitter coffee. A lovely representative of a new class of beer. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhyshewer (60) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, plum, mango. Appearance: Dark brown, opaque, minimal tan head. Taste: Coffee, grapefruit, mild bitterness and a soft roastiness. Palate: Medium body, slightly oily texture, medium carbonation and a soft warming finish. Overall: A mild, very drinkable, well-balanced Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - APR 15, 2014
6.3 simcoe columbus centenial Scura buona schiuma discreta persistenA tostato luppolato unmlieve agrumato resinoso corpi mefio buona secchezza caffe bel amaro tostature ed amaro in discreta armonia

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (834) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
Mooie donkere chocoladebruine kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, honing, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, hop, bitter, grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (644) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, floral hops, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, pine, mango. Flavour is similar in nature, sweet and hoppy. Very nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Keg @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Pours a very dark brown, smooth & light but a bit too mellow on the hop and general taste front. Yet another disappointing Kernel, lacking the citrus or coaldust quality I prefer form other black IPAs. Also tastes about 3%, not 6.5% as labelled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (691) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
33cl bottle at home. new batch. bottled on 05/feb/2014 at a 6.3%ABV. poured a dark brown colour with a tan head. chocolate, pines, roasted malts, floral hops, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, some sweet burned sugar. well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. great pale ale AGAIN!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (50) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 15/2-2014. Flaska från Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Köpenhamn. Fruktig, citrus, grape, rostad malt & medelbeska. Ganska lång avslutning. En mycket god Black IPA helt enkelt.

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