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The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Topaz Stella

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle conditioned; Special.
Bottled on 17 December 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 20/01/13. Hazy orange colour with a white head with big bubbles.Squishy fruit / sharp citrus aroma, very fresh. lovely tropical fruit flavour, balanced soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1968) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at home 26th January 2013, lovely IPA, pine resin on the aroma, taste is floral, pine some tropical fruit. Nice oily mouth feel and perfectly carbonated. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Hazed mid amber with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is juicy hops, pine, citrus fruits, bitter grapefruit, orange. Taste follows, grapefruit to the fore, pine, hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter hoppy finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
Big apricot and citrus nose. Big and fruity with a full body. Hides ABV pretty well really. Some passionfruit, grapefruit and toffee. Dolid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9405) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
Bottled. Deep orange-golden color, lacy. Minerally, grapefruit zest nose, with honey and biscuits. Sweet, juict grapefruit flavor, tropical fruits and pineapple, tingly peppery finish. Nice fruit. A bit thin and light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at the brewery. Amber orange. White bubbly head. Aroma, grapefruit, tropical fruit, bit of booze. Taste fruity, nice bitterness, but not so full on. Orange, tropical fruit, floral. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5095) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
Light amber golden color. Pineapples, pears, like a fruit cup of hops. Tons of hops, again well defined hop character that is a fruit cup, but really lacks a backbone. Not bad, but I could use more malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Kernel. It pours cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is pine, resin, orange squash, pineapple, as well as some herbal and floral notes. The taste is orange, mango, pineapple, resin, pine, herbal edge, floral, salt and some alcohol warmth with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Nice depth of flavour and well-balanced. One of best new kernel IPAs I’be had in a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Man alive that’s a good nose! Mango, kiwi fruit, tangerine, pear, peach. Peach, pear, tropical fruit and citrus explosion in the flavour. Long bitter linger. By Jove, I like this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (8735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
(Bottle from Mr Lawrence, SE London) A hazy gold pour with a fine white head, medium in body and with persistent clinging lacing. Aroma and taste is prominent citrus hops with waves of grapefruit, orange and lemon tempered by caramel biscuity malt, pine, overall giving an initial sweet/sharp hit on the palate with a lingering bitter warm boozy finish. Immense.

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