mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(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.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oro carico bella schiuma persistente fruttato agrumato erbaco secca pompelmo rosa
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sourced Market. Consumed on the train up to Darlington. The pour’s a hazy light orange color with a modest white head. The aroma’s woody pine, fresh forest, notes or orange marmalade and a bit of rustic, salty brine. The taste is tropical fruit squash (mango, orange, pineapple). Hints of cheese and baked sweet bread. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent beer! Another solid effort from the Kernel boys.
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jan 2013 - This is quite a nice IPA, similar to but better than, say, the Stone IPAs from California. Has a nice balance. The flavours are typical - florally grapefruitty maybe a bit more malt than I’m used to from Kernel which is good. Drinkable as new-style IPAs go. Towards the end I picked up a tiny bit of pineapple (the holy grail of IPA in my opinion) but it was only slight and fleeting
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Cornelius. Standard hazy amber brown Kernel IPA with not much head. Very sweet resinous hop aroma. Fruity pine hop flavour. Hoppy aftertaste. Another decent Kernel IPA.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, yeasty aroma with leather notes. Floral and fruity flavour.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.