Habanero (3003) - 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 (1164) - 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 (4752) - 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 (731) - 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 (5234) - 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★]
Torrefacto (783) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorado muy turbio, espuma blanca uniforme. Aromas intensos herbáceos y pino. Cuerpo medio bajo, sabor intenso de hierbas, menta y pino. Amargor final medio y seco.
pricey290483 (628) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
big floral aroma with a nice tropical fruit taste going on slight sweetness and then a nice bitter finish a very good beer
skortila (4712) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Drie Dorstige Herten. 25cl sample. The aroma has flowers,loads of tropical fruits, some biscuit malt tones. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is ligh-moderate bitter, very flavourfull. Great hops. Nice dry and clean.
Abijen (1615) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schenkt een geel oranje biertje met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt geweldig. Mango, tropisch fruit. Proeft zoetig, grapefruit en tropische fruit. Droog en bitter.
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Van Moll. Hazy yellow colour with no real head. Smells hops, fresh, weed, nice. Tastes hops, fresh, malts, nice. Slightly watery, nice carbo.