TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Leighton on the RBWG bus. Psyched to try these Kernel beers I have heard so much about. Lightly hazy orange with a small fizzy white head. Nose is citra, big citrus, lightly tropical, caramel malt balance. Flavor is similar, lots of fresh citrus, soft bitterness, fairly dry juicy finish. Tasty.
Sledutah (4065) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by Leighton, RBWGJX 2013
Appearance: Poured hazy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Citrus and floral
Taste: Citrus and oranges
A nice solid IPA
spacecube (623) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 6.6 abv version bottled 5/2/13, 15 days old, very fresh citra hop, packed with flavour of grapefruit & pineapple citrus juiciness, quite bitter to finish, slick mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation, another very nice IPA from Kernel
MannyGoldberg (147) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17th Feb 2012- bottle at home. 6.6% vers bought direct from the brewery. This was bottled less than a fortnight ago (that's 2 weeks for any Americans reading) so mega fresh. Huge citrus explosion on the nose. Taste is very balanced without any of the astringency you get from lesser Citra based beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.7% ABV bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with sweet tropical fruity flavours, citrus notes and pine on the finish.
jmgreenuk (3230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. poured a cloudy orange colour with a very thin, off-white head and no lace. The carbonation is very low. The aroma is grassy and a little floral. The flavour is hoppy, zesty and the dry pepper hoppiness hits the palate right away. The smooth bitter aftertaste makes this a very diverse and refreshing ale that justifies its rating.
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl, 6.5% abv) Cloudy, orange-golden colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Piney and slightly sweaty aroma with notes of citrus and pineapples, accompanied by a mildly malty background. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry malty base with loads of citric and exotic hops, also slightly resiny towards the dry and moderately bitter finish. 17.XII.12
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, assuming this is the version that was on tap at The Dean Swift.
Pours a medium gold, slightly hazy, with a white head.
Hoppy, fruity aroma, spruce, malt, grapefruit, grass, apricot, passion fruit.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, hoppy taste, apricot, malt, spruce, resin, grapefruit, grass, yeast.
Big, bold, balanced. (2012-11-21)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this is the version I had on tap at Craft Beer Co. Wow, did not know the Kernel made so damn many varieties of their APA and IPA, batch by batch. Big lustrous orange pour with a silky head and a massive citrus nose. Soft, elegant mouthfeel and taste that balances the bitter with the sweet. Not quite as rocking as the APA but very good nonetheless.
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best IPA I personally ever had. The aroma and also the palate is full of tropical fruits like bananas, oranges, pineapples and peaches. The taste is fresh citra hopps, citrus fruits, oranges, hoppy bitterness that makes it very fresh.