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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5586) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz bottle sample at RBWG. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have herbal, resiny, mild plus citrus hops with pale bready malts. Dry earthy bitterness. This is a solid ipa Iím glad to have tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled 12.12.13 - Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, crisp caramely malts and stingy notes. Taste is smooth, citrusy, grassy and juicy with crisp maltiness and lingering bitterness. Finish is crisp, citrusy, grassy and juicy with a lingering bitterness and crisp maltiness. Nice, balanced and tasty single hop IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours hazy orange gold with a medium head. Aroma is bready papaya and lime. Taste is bready papaya throughout. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice pine note, slight resin with a bit of citrus underlying and light grain. Flavor has a nice earthiness with grass and pine as well as a bit of a grain backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Kris Wines. Pours mostly clear gold, fairly effervescent with a thick, frothy off-white head. The aroma has a decent amount of melon, along with juicy orange and grapefruit, some bready malts, too. Medium sweet flavor with rounded, bready malt character, low bitterness, a bit of ripe orange, tangerine, mild pine. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warming finish, lightly resinous with sticky pine, ripe citrus fruits, further melon, orange, underlying bready malt sugars. Quite a tasty IPA with nice, juicy hops but it doesnít sing the way a great Kernel IPA does. Still, itís damn drinkable and better than most IPAs out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #105. Bottle shared by chriso at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, earthy hops and pale malts. The taste is herbal, citrus hops and pale malts. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with citrus and oranges, some caramel malts, some wooden notes too. Flavor is somewhat sweet with caramel malts, not that hoppy and some grassy notes also. Bitter palate, medium carbonation. Decent but nothing special.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with thin white head, tropical hop aroma, taste has citrus along with a bit of passion backed up with some smooth biscuity malt action.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold with thick white head. Aroma of citrus hops, mango, biscuit malts. Quite un-complex taste, expecting a bit more, still nice though. Medium bodied thinning in the finish, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1122) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour hazy light yellow. Nose pine.citrus,resin. Taste similar to nose with balancing sweetness. Mild set fruit. Light bitter finish.


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