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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottle conditioned and keg. ABV may vary slightly.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (760) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
6.7% ABV bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with sweet tropical fruity flavours, citrus notes and pine on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
(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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mochan1984 (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
Still undecided about which is the greatest London IPA. Kernel Citra, Brodies Citra or Redchurch Great Eastern? Anyway, I think this has to be a regular for the Kernel. His best IPA so far and I reckon he knows it. Can’t imagine how better it can get.


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