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The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Simcoe

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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Special.
NOTE: The recipe is significantly different to the previously brewed India Pale Ale Simcoe Centennial at 7.0%.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1824) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Very hazy bright darker marigold, nice enough white head. Lots of pineapple, wood, and pine in the aroma wih the fruit dominating. Sadly, the flavor gets very dusty, bitter and more on the woodier side of things. Lighter I medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home, from Hippo Beers, 7% Bottled 25.03.14 on 05/06/14. Hazed golden orange with a good sized off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, grapefruit, orange pith, mango, straw, bread dough, light mineral notes. Taste comprises big chalky mineral notes, juicy hops, pine, grapefruit, orange pith, mango. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness and juicy tropicana in the close. Solid Kernel IPA - nice mineral vibes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
7.0% version - based on the old juicier number or the old Sim/Cent one?
Hazy golden, decent clarity but fairly dulled body - visible winks of carbonation and for once a decent contrasting white head. Neat lacing off dissapation reached ring. Nose is imposing grass/hay, dug in pine and floral grapefruit. Initial taste is well wrapped bitterness, lightly lime gummy, chalky sweetness. Full on bitter smoocher in the middle, aided by a pat down fine carbonaton on the palate. Finish is a chase between the sweet creamy ABV that seeped in and the eventual winner of pepper bitterness that screeched through the linger. Delicious and just shy of smashable. Both sides of the hop playing field very well balanced.

The Last Bottle, The Beerhive, Edinburgh

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
On bottle from beer merchant .com. Golden slightly haY color, good foam. Immediately hoppy, grassy, some pine and fruitiness: medium high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness . Very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. 7.0% ABV. Hazy orange body with a fluffy white head. Great lacing. Aroma of grapes, lavender and pine. Flavour of flower petals, Parma Violets, grapefruit and a slightly peppery finish. Medium body with a creamy texture. Light carbonation. Surprisingly spicy for a Kernel IPA. Very nice though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottled 25/02/14. 7% abv. Pours a pale, slightly hazy, gold with a white head. Aroma is piss, sweat, lemon, wood, light leather, overripe trop fruit, cheese... Medium body, medium carbonation... Sherberty candy stuff alongside tobacco, leather, pine, wood, white wine, orange, grapefruit... Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms Örebro. Hoppy smell with citrus, grass and grape. Similar taste. Fresh and easy to drink just like all the other Kernel beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, pine, floral hops, bread and blackberries. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, citrus and biscuit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Cervesa molt aromŕtica amb tocs afruitats, en gust és amarga perň també maltosa. Cerveza muy aromática con toques frutados, en gusto es amrga pero también maltosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Keg at BD Sheps B. It pours hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, piney, grapefruit, orange, hay and spice. The taste is crisp, bitter, peppery grapefruit, pomello rind, slight creaminess, sea water, pine, resin and spice with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty intense bitterness. Hop fix more than achieved. Very nice work. Burping hops for a long time after.....


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