GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC. Pours a low haze yellow with creamy foam. Pineapple sorbet nose with saltwater. Taste is rich, sorbet, pineapple and tropical melons. Very rich, near oily palate. This one was delicious. Poured myself a few of these while The Kernel crew wasnít looking ;)
BeerBowler (36) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a friend bring this lovely beer over from London. Itís quite the thing. The citra-hops are by far the dominating palate-ruler; not drowning the body, which is meduim light with a fair amount of residual sugars, which gives it that perfect balance between sweet and bitter. I particularaly enjoy the light tongue bitterness that lingers as a result of the. Alcohol tones are kept suble and therefore allow for doughy and down to earth esteurs to do their thing as a result of the beer being bottle conditioned. Highly recommendable for any time of day and any time of year.
ej (910) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
HenrikSoegaard (11169) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
teorn88 (3546) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
flip_soeperman (687) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.