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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottle conditioned and keg. ABV may vary slightly.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (782) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Golden, hazy, white foamNose is floral, with loads of citrus, orangepeel.Taste is pretty mellow, consiering the nose, leaving a nicely balanced ipa. Caramel tones blend nicely with the bitterness. Finish is hints of orange and caramel notes. Almost a bit low on bitterness.Light body and not too much carb.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at CBC. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hopy aroma. moderate bitter flowery flaor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Just had the April '12 edition of this lovely IPA. Label said 6.7% abv. It wA fresh, supremely bread fruit tropical. It was great, might be better in a week or 2. Did lack carbonation. -- raided in the wild, via Beer Buddy app

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Just a note - the bottle that iíve got has an abv. of 6.7%, not 7.2%. Hazy light orange, white persistent head, nice lacing. Strong tropical fruit aroma and sweet caramellish malt. Also a slightly funky hop smell. Nice, tropical citrus flavours and sweet malt. Light carbonation and nice mouthfeel. The only downside is itís a little bit sickly, maybe a bit too fruity... Could maybe do with a tad more bittering and more carbonation to help carry the flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
33cl bottle at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy on the tropical fruit notes. Lots of mango and peach, awsome. Taste is along the same lines, very hoppy and fruity with nice bitterness, but not overpowering. Nice oily body with good carbonation. Overall, extremely balanced and extremely awsome.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (643) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
citrus, leather, bread, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, Smells very citra yeasty. However yeast sometimes is a little too in front

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com The pour on this one is light blurry and itís kinda dark champagne-golden in color. It has a small quickly sidesticking off-white head that leaving nice lacings down the glass. The aroma is quite citrussy and hoppy with tones of branches, ripe strawberries, grapefruit, caramel and pine. Quite nice indeed. It has a comfortable creamy-oily mouthfeel and itís average carbonated. Nothing bad to say on the flavors either. That typical citra touch is perhaps a bit fade, so I suspect this is not the freshest batch, but still itís quite fruity and hoppy in the flavor. Some ripe and almost grassy bitterness all the way with both citrus and apricots. Yeah, a real treat this one! 16.03.2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
My first tasting of The Kernel. Delicious IPA. Crisp and refreshing. Smells wonderful - flowers, citrus - tastes much the same with a twang of bitterness. Perhaps slightly too bitter on the aftertaste, but regardless, I need to buy a lot of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Clear golden to amber color. Not much almost white head.Aromaís: resin, citrus, bit sweet fruit, bit acidic. Flavor: lightly bitter and sweet, somewhat acidic. Medium bodied. Finishes a bit dry and medium bitter. Flavor is more subtle than expected from the aroma. Tasty nonetheless.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
imdownthepub (10641) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 330 ml from Merton Beer Fest í12. Hop hazed gold with white head. Wowzer, what a great beer. The aroma is of fresh Passion fruit mixed with Kiwi. The beer has an intensely concentrated hop flavour, grapefruit yes, plus lemons and every citrus note you can think of. Biting, fresh, dry and bitter on a good biscuity body. Straight into my top beers of all time list, incredible.


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