JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from beermerchants.com. Orange brown colour, not much head. Spicy fruity hop aroma. Bitter citrus resin hop flavour. Very bitter aftertaste. Good but Kernel do better IPAs.
EdKing (1756) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear rusty orange, with big foam white head. After a few moments the beer clouds over. Nose is delightful. Big hit of grapefruit, citrousy sherbet, orange, caramel malt, a touch of tropical pineapple and mango in the background. Taste is minerally and a bit more subdued than the aroma. Possibly because this bottle may be 6 months old. Still very nice. Orange citrous, grapefruit, hop bitter, quite a lot of that mineral and flintiness on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle in Feb ’12.
Pours a hazy orange/gold with a mahooosive 2 fingers of white head!
The head dissipated during drinking but still retained a good half finger at the last drop and plenty of lacing ensued!
Predominant smells were Citrus hops, pine with grass and straw lurking somewhere thereabouts!
Tastes encompassed citrus fruits, an orange marmalade flavour, add some grapefruit, pine, wood and with a slighthly sour and bitter aftertaste which was a highlight of this beer for me!
The mouthfeel was that of medium bodied with plenty of bite and moderate carbonation.
To summarise - another great IPA from the Kernel crew and I particularly enjoyed the slightly sour to bitter aftertaste on this one!
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com This one pours a heavy cloudy, actually on the border of murky - light brown/orange body with a small bubbly just off-white head. The aroma on this one is quite grassy hoppy, it has a clear ripe fruity tone that could remind a bit of really ripe mango. Also a distinct cat piss hint in here. It has a nice oily texture and it’s on the low side of average carbonated. Nice flavors with pine and soft hoppy citrus tones. I also get that red fruit with lots of black seeds. What’s it called again? Aahh.. Anyhow, it ends with hints of both sweetness and thin grapefruit, and it’s leaving the mouth mild dry. All flavors are well melted together, and this is one of those you just sit down an enjoy. A nice IPA again from the Kernel. 16.03.2012
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brewery drunk at home. Cloudy brown orange lasting beige head. Lovely hoppy aroma. Some jellied orange and tangerine in the mouth. Great condition. Some fruit and hop on finish. Lovely tangerine fruit. I like these sort of ipas from the Kernel.
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com.Pours hazy golden with a big creamy snow white head.Aroma of oranges, marmelade and apricot. Taste is bitter pine, marmelade sweetness lurking in the background. Strong citrus hops in the end and aftetaste.High carbonated. Great.
jackl (3861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Classic lovely big Kernel head. The nose is grassy, some lemon rind, tropical fruit, light pastoral. The taste is more subtle sweet tropical fruit and cirtus, with a moderately dry bitter finish. Easy, nicely balanced, not overly assertive. Medium carbonation. Overall, another good one from the Kernel.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
29th January 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Silky semi dry palate that is a little airy and fresh. Orange hits you straight away underpinned by nice creamy malt. Bitterish pineapple in the mid and a trace of grapefruit. Finishes with some nettle like bitterness which carries over in to a long robust bitter and citrus aftertaste. Intense!
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours cloudy orange with a large, frothy head. Melon and tropical fruits in the aroma, some bubblefum and light pine. Absolutely delicious. Medium sweet with a sturdy, offsetting bitterness of wood, toasty grass, pine, and citrus rind. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Fairly dry to finish, some lightly sticky, resinous hops, ripe citrus, wood, toasty wholegrain bread, grapefruit. Outstanding. Definitely rises above the rest.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this with Paul, Natalya, and Jess at the Kernel Brewery in London in January. One of their better IPA varieties, perhaps because this particular blend of hops is better balanced between taste and aroma. Retains the citrusy nature of most of their IPAs, but this one is much more mellow. Hazy golden yellow, medium body, exceptional finish.