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The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Motueka Chinook

The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Motueka Chinook
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Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottled, Special;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle shared with Paul at The Kernel during Thomas’s special day, London. Pours cloudy, rich gold with a foamy, white head. Dry, grassy and piney hops in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with light and dry pine, toasty grass and orange citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, dry and lightly resinous finish with crisp grass, some dry yeast, light wood and pithy citrus. More restrained than some other Kernel IPAs. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy golden with a dense and creamy off-white head leaving quite some lacework, Very fresh and citrusy even piney aroma. Medium body, a slightly sweet fruitiness with an amazing array of tropical fruit accents. Ends dry but not overly bitter. Close to the perfect IPA. 301112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
330ml bottle from the brewery. A hazy deep amber with a small, creamy & lacing white head with decent retention. Wow, the aroma on this to begin withis absolutely cracking. Unfortunately it tails off as it airs. A well melded combination of heady pine & spruce with soft lemon cheesecake, juicy undertones of peach, tangerine & grapefruit. It’s fresh, bittersweet & bright in the mouth too with lots of juicy peach & tangerine as well as pine, grapefruit & resin to the back. Some very gentle biscuity pale maltiness comes through underneath too. Medium body but well within the realms of clean, crispness. Medium carbonation adds a further level of dryness on the palate. The somewhat finish lingers well without being overly intense or tongue-stripping. Not hugely bitter, rather it’s balanced, refined & full of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2875) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Grassy hop nose with grapefruit, peach, mango and tropical fruit. Nice fruity aroma. Mango and peach flavour. Good hop kick. Fruity, hoppy finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22314) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 31st March 2012
Hazy amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light semi dry palate. A little minerals. Smooth semi sweet floral Motueka takes the lead. Balanced nicely by mildly bitter citric orange in the mid and just a whisper of earthyness in the semi dry finish. Nice light floral IPA.

21st May 2012
7 weeks on and the beer is now mildy hazy and palate is softer. Motueka still dominates with it’s floralness, the Citra bringing mellow orange and skunk. The Chinook a little lemon orange I suspect. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40818) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, peachy and light yeasty phenolic. Bitter, peachy, mango and grapefruity. Bitter and lingering sweet fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 12, 2012
Flöska. Hazy nice orange colour, small but steady white head, creamish. Very pleasant aroma: citrus, ripe exotic fruty hoppy. Good mouthfeel. Fruity grape fruity citra very pleasant flavour, good bitterness indeed, well present but not too bitter. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity fresh hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7980) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com.Pours hazy dark golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of flowery hops, honeyish and marmelade sweetness as well. Taste is dry, a floral sweetness that i suspect comes from the Motueka, then a more resiny and citrussy flavours take over. Medium bodied. Good one again from Kernel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26168) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

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