Osprey87 (1700) - WALES - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013
Oct 2012 Cold bottle - loads of sediment. One of the mildest IPAs I’ve tasted from The Kernel. The dry hoppiness is really toned down, and so is the fruitiness. Allows you to taste the malt more. Quite strong at 7.2%, but alcohol is not noticeable. Quite pleasant. (3.6)
March 2013 - New batch bottled 12/02/13 at 6.7%. Kept the glass clean of sediment this time round. More balance than the majority of Kernel IPAs I’ve tried, and milder too but still punchy. A bit of a ’dirty’ tasting chemical bitterness which brings a mild astringency. The initial impression is citrus fruit and a tiny bit of pineapple but later on the foretaste becomes more watery so that you’re left with just that dirty bitterness. Not bad, but not great either. (3.4)
July 2013 - Cold bottle, 3 weeks old, 6.6% Cloudy orange, good citra smell. Smell is orange, taste is grapefruit and floral. Nice. (3.7)
Average becomes 3.6.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent hop nose with spice, spruce and citrus. Orange, mango, pine needles and lemonade. Flavour follows the nose but adds a little candy sweetness and a little earthy bitterness. The balance is spot on, and the flavours resonate with tropical hop resins and fruits. Finish is achingly moreish. Superb.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pineapple and pear juice. Flavour of strong citrusy hops, some bready malts, grapefruit, tropical fruits and some sweetness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes fruity, citrusy and strong on bitterness. Very well balanced, but could use a more plentiful hop profile.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Pours a foggy orange colour with very small white head. Amazing aroma, actually the best of this beer: Lots of intense orange and lemon notes, some malt as well. Taste is pretty much mango-like, with some citrus and caramel. Quite strange. Mouthfeel is creamy, very low in carbonation. It’s like drinking juice or something lol.
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Hazy golden colour, white head. Nose is citric, bit grassy. Flavour is caramel malts, citrus. Light bitterness.
javiercrasher (165) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rubia, muy clarita y con buena espuma.
Aroma muy tropical, intensísimo, y sutilmente a malta.
Cuerpo medio, oleosa y bien carbonatada.
En boca lima y limón, astringente. Cítrica, floral y lupulada.
Final seco y duradero regusto amargo.
Muy buena y fresca, como todas las de la casa.
Embotellada: 05-02-2013. ABV:6,6 %
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Golden colour with a huge white head with good duration. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, floral notes. Flavor is above all citrus but can be noted some lacto traces, Good duration and bittery final
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, 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 (4684) - 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 (835) - 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