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

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottle conditioned and keg. ABV may vary slightly.


ianwelby's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (942) - - MAR 29, 2013
Cloudy amber beer with a thin frothy head. Unsurprisingly given the citra hops there’s a citrus aroma but with a grapefruit (I think) edge to it. The flavour has a sharp tangy flavour on the tongue and settles to leave a last, lemony and hoppy aftertaste.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcie (10) - - APR 25, 2016
Draught. Murky blonde with an almost white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, very intense with some citrus. Very smooth, creamy. Medium carbonation. Oily. Taste is more tropical fruit, some zesty flavours, some maltiness. Very good drinkability. Hoppy, but well balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (280) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Héél mooi oranjekleurig troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag die goed aan het glas blijft plakken. Fantastisch aroma en smaken van mandarijn, mango, tropisch fruit, ananas. Zacht van smaak met lekkere hoppig-bittere afdronk. Topbier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home some time ago, thanks to Gary May. Pours murky orange with a small white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, bready and pine. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is smooth and fruity. Well-balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (2543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron, at 6.7%. Bottled only a month ago. Pours murky golden as Kernels often tend to do. Luckily that’s pretty much the negative things to say. Nose is delicious fruity, juicy, sweetish, passionfruit, mango, some caramel and yeast. Tastes fruity, pineapple, passionfruit, resinous and grassy hops, light yeast. Doesn’t quite reach the aroma but still, after few "only" good or very good Kernel IPAs, this is spot on.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (589) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dense cloudy golden orange with a mostly lasting thin bubbly off white head. Aroma of exotic fruits, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, citrus, grassy, hint of biscuits. Taste is of more exotic fruits, mango, passionfruit, oranges, citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Thnx to 77ships! Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is citrussy, taste is sweet, bit bitter, hoppy, citrussy, creamy MF . Ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
Tap @Alus Celle, Riga. Cloudy orange color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Citrus, fruity, dirty yeast and some caramel in aroma. Citrus, fruity, caramel in taste. Nice balance between citrusy hops and caramel. It’s strong, but can’t detect any hints of alcohol. Nothing is overdone. Highly drinkable. Nice one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
6/II/16 - 33cl bottle from Malt Attacks (Brussels) @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: 3/IV/16, bottled: 3/XII/15 (2016-117) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Bit hazy orange to beige beer, big solid creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, bit resinous, some caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of citrus, grapefruit, bit malty, some caramel, lovely bitterness. Aftertaste: citrus, bit grassy, very fruity, passion fruit, somewhat malty, bit of alcohol, little resinous, this is the stuff, man!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2016
330 ml. bottle sampled @ Bierfestival Brugge 2016. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. BBF 03.04.201. Very murky dark orange with an off-white head. Nose is huge massive dank rustic pine hop with lots of doughy base. Taste is dough yeast with lemon, zest, massive dank pine resin hop, thick massive chewy dank hop with a bit sweetish doughy base. Body is creamy with doughy base. Massive hop, dank in its glory & lovely solid base. This lovely stuff as expected. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martpez (90) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2016 Pours murky with a decent head. Lovely aroma, with grassy hops and grapefruit notes. The texture is fantastic lush and dense. This beer tastes brilliant. Its complex and strong. Massively on the hoppy side but it pulls it off well!


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