Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Keg & bottle; Occasional.
First batch, bottled on 17.12.13 at 6.9%.
Subsequent batch, bottled on 06.08.14 at 7.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4208) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 330mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, big thanks to chriso for sharing. Pours hazy yellow with an average off-white head that leaves average lacing. The nose is full of pine resin with some citrus peel and light malt. The flavor is a bit more malt, but showcasing the resin more than anything else along with some resin peel underlying. The body is med with average carbonation and a long resiny finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Hazy golden pour with a restrained white head. Citrus fruits, cascade hop and bready malts in the nose. Sweetish flavour which contained caramel malts, grassy hop alongside some citrus/tropical fruits. Fullish mouthfeel, eminently smooth and drinkable. I’m seldom disappointed in a Kernel IPA and this was no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours golden amber, slight cheese, dry, bitter toffee, light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade ].
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, grass, orange, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140321]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Pours amber with small frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet tangerine, resinous pine and some sweet malt. Familiar cascade feel, fairly bold but nothing extraordinary. Taste is sweet at first, offering sweet citrus and caramel malt before some juicy grapefruit pith takes hold and leads the beer to a rambunctious pithy-bitter finish. My one grievance is that for a Kernel beer it seems slightly watery. Maybe I have just been spoiled by a seemingly infallible Kernel-creamy body present in all their previous beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4979) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
33cl bottle from AbM. Bottled: 17.12.13. Pours golden in color with a lacing, frothy white head. Aroma has tropical fruits , pineapples quite strong, some gooseberries and floral notes. Flavor has that same tropical punch, pineapples, oranges, hopjuice. Finishes bitter and fruity. Surprisingly thin body for this ABV. Refreshing and easy to drink for sure. Expected more though, feels almost watered out some how flavorwise. Or is it just me being too accostumed to topnotch IPA:s from this great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9159) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 17/12/13. BB 17/04/14. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny frothy white head. Fresh hoppy aroma of tropical fruits and mandarin. The flavour is hops, some tropical fruits, orange, mandarin, mild bitterness and some malty sweetness. Very fresh and clean flavour. Nice. 6.9% is very nicely (dangerously) hidden. Pouring yeast brings malty and bready notes.

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