hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 24, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled august 2014. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange zest, pine and grass. Taste is light fruity sweet, medium grassy bitterness and citrus zest. Finish is medium dry bitter. Light to medium smooth bodied with soft carbonation.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the brewery tap room. It pours a clean peach color with a big soapy white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy with notes of fruit: lemon, pineapple, peach. Some resinousness too. Taste is surprisingly low on bitterness, given the rich hopppy profile. Again, tons of summer fruits and resin. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very refreshing, amazing
danlo (1493) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. 7.2%. Hazy orange amber colour, foamy white head leaving lacing and aroma of tropical fruit, mango, floral citrus, hop resin. Taste is malt caramel balanced with orange, grapefruit citrus and hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy gold, thick bubbly white head. Aromas of orange and grapefruit, as expected. Taste has a light sweetness, but big grapefruit bitterness. Oily texture, zingy bitter finish. Solid.
jamestulloch (1846) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Flavour of juicy orange and grapefruit. Medium body with an oily texture. Fizzy carbonation. Bright, fruity and hides the ABV well.
Ragnampiza (599) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (bottled on 06-08-2014). Dark orange, pretty hazy, with a tiny slightly off white head. Hoppy and intense nose, pretty citrusy forward, slightly piney. Solid level of bitterness, lingering fruity and hoppy taste. No trace of the relatively high alchool. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Absolutely no flaws here, but not their best IPA, imho.
daniele (6159) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 7.2 % oro intenso velata schiuma media piuttosto persistente agrumata pompelmo discreto amaro agrume 7% ???
evergreen0199 (2265) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. A straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, some citrus. Decent enough from Kernel but not one of their best.
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7.2%, bottled 06/08/14 at a BYOB. Hazy orange, still, small white head doesn’t endure. Aroma is Orangina, floral hop. Body is medium with light carbonation. Taste is lightly floral - parma violet, lightly metallic towards the finish with some lager character.
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sourced Market St Pancras and drunk at home. 7.2% abv version. Hazy brown gold lasting ivory head. Grapefruit and earthy cascasde aroma. Faint herbal medicinal flavour in the mouth. Not very bitter. Not one of the best Kernel IPAs. Settles down a bit but nothing earth shattering. OK..