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

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3062) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
saintjulien (156) - - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 citrus, herbs, grass, floral, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, lively, bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voras (61) - - MAY 17, 2014
Golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste: tropical fruits, citric, pine, moderate bitterness, sweet, very good aroma and flavour, long finish... Very good IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ATulloch (121) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark golden/oaky colour with a small white lasting head. Amazing hoppy aroma with grapefruit, bread and hints of toffee. Taste is sweet with again a hoppy grapefruit and toffee explosion. Fantastic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2021) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Sample from tap, CBC 2014. Lovely, hazy, amber colour with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with peaches, sweet exotic fruits, pines and citrus peel. Fresh and zesty. Taste is bitter. Medium body. Finishes dry with citrus and grape. Lovely, fresh IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1470) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
CBC 2014 Pours hazy yellow low white head Aromas of hoppy citrusy fruits Taste has boatloads of citrusy yopyness, hints of caramel Highly fresh and enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2683) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Keg at the CBC Clapham, dark gold with a fine white head, aromas of tropical fruit, caramel and grapefruit marmalade, rich and dry-sweet, with a fruity dry-bitter edge, more marmalade and a grapefruit bitter dry-sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
330 ml. bottle dated 2/11/14. This batch is 6.9% ABV. It pours a nice golden color with a small but tight white head. The aroma is really nice and delicate with typical Citra profile of grapefruit, tropicals, a little grass and florals. Very fresh without much malt to get in the way. Just a hint of bread. The flavor is mouthwatering and delicious with lots of grapefruit, gooseberries. Mildly sweet, but it’s a fruity sweetness and balanced well by a pleasant grassy bitterness. Very lively and snappy on the palate. This is a really nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1705) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours light hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with lychees, apricots, passionfruit, citrus and biscuit. Taste is light sweet with a fruity dry bitterness. Finish i mid dry grassy hoppy bitter. Medium body.


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