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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bottle: Unfiltered. Keg.
Please drink fresh. (Best before date is four months after bottling date).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours mostly clear (scandalous!) gold, lightly effervescent, with a creamy, off-white head. Nose holds sticky pine, some onions and garlic, a bit of dry orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with balanced bitterness, some grass, juicy pine, orange rind, subtle earth tones. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with a healthy dose of resinous pine, some ripe and sticky citrus fruits, a bit of grass, mild dryness. Decent IPA though not a standout among the standard Kernel output.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at home, from the brewery, @6.8% 17/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head that clears to a film and bubbles. Nose is hops, light pine, orange pith, grapefruit, candyfloss. Taste comprises orange sherbet, grapefruit, earthy hops, light mineral notes, caramel, juicy mango. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitteress in the dryish finish. Decent IPA but not my favourite from Kernel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear golden/amber - white head. Ok bitterness, toasted, nice hoppy, fruity, fruity hoppy, peppery, lovely freshness, pine needles, citrus peel, light malty. OK.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (2713) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - straw coloured with a slight haze, no head, pine aroma, very bitter citrus flavour, prolonged sour aftertaste, badly unbalanced

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
330ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Muddy amber brown, not much head, lot of sediment. Pine hop aroma. Biscuit grapefruit hop flavour. Very smooth with sweet hoppy aftertaste. Very nice typical Kernel IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle 11th May 2013. Less hazy that most Kernels. Nelson is quite dominant in the flavour profile. Sharp gooseberry notes. Bit of a departure for these chaps but not feeling this as much as recent output. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit.Thin to medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. 030513

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - fruity and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 030513

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hosp, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, pine, citrus, fruits and malt.


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