gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a nice little creamy head. Aroma character is quite full of pine and a buttery flower thing. Body is nicely balanced between the sweetness and bitterness. Taste is pine pits, grass, some herbal touch as well. Drinking it after the short BBD wasn’t a good idea with this variety I guess. Still world class.
tdtm82 (1260) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Alehouse, Chelmsford.
White lacing and a golden appearance. Loads of pine and pith on Aroma. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, marmalade and biscuity malt. Super bitterness.
Ysok02 (414) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
une IPA tout en rondeur et en fruit, qui allie gingembre, fruit, agrumes et minérlité. Une très belle bière de fin de soirée.
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Golden with a big lasting head, as always. Crisp, fresh, very exotic, centennial rocking the place. Grapefruit accompanied by a nice bitterness. Awesome as mostly.
davidtjm (947) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pour is gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, citrus. Taste is fruity, citrus, light juciness. Nice
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep golden with an average, lacing and off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
spacecube (1378) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours cloudy gold, strong piney, sprucy aroma, caramel, lighter pineapple and grapefruit. Light bodied with a dry texture, finish is moderate bitter. Carbonation is soft.
77ships (5534) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Procured from Caigny. Bottled on 04.02.2015 (BBF 04/06/2015). Not optimal – esp. not for a hoppy Kernel beer where I find that the yeast starts dominating very quickly – still a very good date considering that I purchased this in Belgium. Pours a rather hazy orange, creamy solid white head. Nose is rich touch sweetish & very rich dried apricot hops, touch passion fruit & exotic hops, some white bead base, very nice & very fruity. Taste is light bitter grass upfront, white bread & yeast play a bit part here, too much for me, the hop figures as exotic dried fruit, dried apricot, dominant, dried apricot, some passion fruit, light grass-like bitterness, yeast & white bread quality is upfront in an almost milky type of way, there is some light toffee / butterscotch sweetness to this. It seems like the yeast has already started to dominated a bit but this is still a rather pleasant beer. This is solid but would have been better for certain, younger, Kernel’s hoppy beers really need to be enjoyed as young as possible. Often I am astonished by them when I try them at a festival while a bottled variety from a store I largely find just satisfactory.
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber cloudy with small white head. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Bitter hoppy taste with citrusy bit sour notes and some sweetness around. Some waterness. Lasting bitter aftertaste.
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange golden color with a fine thick white head. Lovely lacing. Just a perfect start. Grapefruit hoppy, pine and tropical fruity aroma. I love it. Medium to full body. Silk smooth texture. Nice balanced sweetness versus bitterness. Grapefruit hoppy, biscuits, pine and tropical fruity in a perfect blend. What a lovely IPA! Spot on.
[Bottle from a trade with ★Gunnar★]