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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 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
33cl bottle (pretty fresh). Pours hazy orange - big fluffy white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is juicy mandarin orange, pine needles, light citrus, grapefruit and a nice juicy hit of mango. Taste follows suit with lots of sweet tropical fruit character mixed with a hit of bitter oily pine resin and a lasting grapefruit/pine bitterness. Touch of light caramel in the background - hops doing all the work here thankfully. Medium mouthfeel and med/dry finish (although a touch of the sweet mandarin hits you in the finish too). Thoroughly drinkable - great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18711) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle from realale.com shop on Richmond Road, Twickenham. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium off white lasting head on top. Great fresh hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus fruit, grapefruit, slight tropical fruit, pine. Smooth and so damn drinkable, usual top quality IPA from Kernel. Need to get me some more of this beauty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - APR 3, 2013
Ah food old kernel, alway consistent and top notch. Aroma not so strong but amazing taste full of fruity goodness. Very very good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cloudy, orange, brown pour, small head leaving a lacing. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, sllightly earthy, floral, long bitter finish. Nice IPA

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