Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is toffee, orange and grapefruit, taste is juicy citrus, dry and bitter.
Nocturne (833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Beagle, Chorlton. 7.1%. Hazy pale golden shade with a snowy white cap. Rings of lace soon form. It’s like sipping on a cocktail of tropical flavours. Grapefruit and mango swimming through light caramel malt. Obviously bitter but surprisingly delicate on the palate. Nice to see something subtle that doesn’t want to beat you over the head. Dangerously drinkable on a summer afternoon.
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy orange liquid with a small white head. Aroma of tangerine, mango, citrus, pine and bread. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, citrus and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicous IPA, citra is certainly a hop worthy of standing out. Fresh, very fruity, yet also very bitter. Altogether balanced.
Borup (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt, citrus and bitterness.
budedou (398) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "à la biere comme à la bière" (Paris) during 1st FRBG
Pours hazy orange.
Citra aroma: citrus, fruity notes. Balance with malts and hops. Citra works quite nicely as a single hop.
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @A la bière comme à la bière, 1rst FRBG. A sweet malty beer, lemony, light resin, candied citrus, well balanced, malty side interesting that goes well with the sweet lemon and dry grass, good brew.
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Café A (Paris Beer Week). Hazy/murky yellow/golden with a huge white head and good lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy with a nice amount of citrus, tropical fruits, light pine, hints of malt and light grassy notes. Taste is also of burst of citrus with a good malt backbone, light bitterness, very light caramel and piney notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Another very solid IPA from The Kernel. Amazingly tasty, drinkable and quenching. They are among the best - if not the best - in the world for that kind of beer.
saintjulien (143) - - MAY 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 citrus, herbs, grass, floral, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, lively, bitter
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden colour with a persistent small white head. Aromas of hops, grapefruit and lactose. Taste is sweet, sour and bitter. Slightly astringent finish.
This bottle was 6.9% and as Kernel do seem to play around with their recipes and don’t have barcodes you can’t be quite sure you’re tasting the same beer as other reviewers.