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The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Topaz Stella

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

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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Unclear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet hop, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 26th January 2013
Light haze on this amber - gold beer. Good white head. Palate is soft with fine carbonation. Floral Centennial orange starts with a little hop skunk. Very nice tangy lemon - lime in the mid, almost sherbet. Subtle mango - apricot underneath. A lovely hop fruit medley! Mild creamy malt base. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Kernel are scarily good!

6th October 2013
Unbelievably this is still going strong. Good orange peel and orange, touches of lemon and grapefruit. Nice tang. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
33cl bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Hazy dirty brown orange with lasting thin beige head. Good aroma of lime, tangerine and pepper. Nice and full in mouth. Balanced. Good bitterness beautiful fruit all the way through. One of the best balanced of the Kernel beers I’ve had for a bit. Yep, that’s really pretty good. Delicious in fact.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, bright gold, lightly effervescent with a soft, fluffy white head. Inviting aroma of ripe citrus, tangy orange, pineapple, some dry pine. Medium sweet flavor, some further tangy citrus fruits, honey, melon, some mild bread, faint pine needles. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with mild resinous pine, soft honey and caramelized sugar sweetness, jammy fruits, citrus, melon. Tasty IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Somewhat hazy golden beer with a decent lasting offwhite head. Hoppy leather aroma, citrus, grapefruit, yeasty notes, lemongrass, floral notes, some bread, some pears. Hoppy flavor, lemongrass, grapefruit, citrus, orange peels, leather notes, floral, some herbal notes. Good beer but not the best IPA this brewery has made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
330ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Lovely hoppy aroma - fresh and fruity. Taste is a bit plasticky (got this in some other stella-hopped beers, I wonder if that’s the link?) Drinks very easily for 7.4%. Nice balance between aromatic fruity hops and bitter bite, and more than adequately supported by a sweetish malty backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Aromas are woody, herbal and tropical fruit with creamy oak and pine. Spicy with pineapple and grapefruit. Peppery alcohol with bready yeast. Flavours are syrupy pineapple and lemon with spritzy yeast and woody pine. Some seawater with a spicy, dry finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7449) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
330ml. Lightly misted gold with a slim fine head. Aroma of mango, flowers, sweet red apple, anise-like hints and outspoken alcohol. Intense, dry, a little warm and boozy with a soapy floral character; pepper and late pale nutty notes. Very bitter, very husky. Doesn’t quite convince.


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