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The Kernel India Pale Ale Columbus Summit
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours the usual, cloudy orange with a rather sturdy, white foam. Big and beautiful aroma, lots of ripe citrus, wet wood and pine. Medium to big sweet flavor, some woody malts, juicy citrus and other ripe fruits, some toast, resinous pine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, sweet finish, lightly warming, with oily hops, bread, pine tar, ripe citrus with rind, papaya and wood. There is a robust, lasting bitterness in the aftertaste that allows all the aforementioned qualities to linger on. This is so damn drinkable I could neck it in one gulp. A real effort to not do so. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle from the Euston Tap. Pours headless and gold, until topped up with sediment, whence it goes orange. Smells deliciously close to Sainsburys tropical fruit juice, circa 1987. Thick, sweet hops, loads of passion fruit. Very pleasant indeed. Not the most powerful perhaps, but I do love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog
Deep orange amber..murky..1 finger white head that dissipated
Aroma - resin hops...sweet malts....orange...light red grapefruit....juicy fruits....bit of grass
Taste - resiny hops...soft sweet malts...orange..tangerines.....red grapefruit....bit of grassy hops....great taste...soft and quite juicy...alcohol almost completely hidden.
Palate - soft carb...medium body...tangy but not too astringent...oily texture..bit sticky. Finish as main flavour....lingering orange with sweet malts and some bitter zest
Overall - A really easy drinkable flavourful soft IPA, soft juices and a gentle astringency. Hopheads will probably find this too soft and understated but I like this a lot!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from my good friends at Bottle Shop Canterbury. Cloudy dullish brown copper colour. Lasting thin cream coloured head. Lovely citrus fliral aroma. Some biscuit some floral hop. Maltier than other ipas have been from the same brewery. I quite like the biscuit to be honest. Satsuma and mandarin aroma. More malt and hop balance. Some toffee. Rather tasty and well balanced. Yes alarmingly drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle at home ... beer 7999 .... golden a amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet orange ... dry toffee nose ... loads of soapy pine ... juicy orange... grapefruit

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
7th January 2011
Very hazy orange - amber beer. Tidy off white head. Dry palate, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Earthy orange with a hint of mango. Bitterish aged lemon. Finishes dry with a brief not of sweet tropical fruits. Nice beer if a tad dry - probably need to let the other bottles clear a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Small beige head. Aroma of flowers, sweetness, caramel, grape. Flavour of flowers, sweetness, grape, caramel, pine. medium to full bodied. Ends on a flowery bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle at BYRON. Pours a rich, pale orange. Resiny aroma, with a massive hop addition - heavy on the Columbus (also shades of pleasant peach washing up liquid). Tastes bitter, a bit like eating lemon peel. Not a restrained beer, but a dignified one - crisp, bitter, intense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mango and light peachy crisp hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity and mango into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers. Fruity flavour of hops and grapefruits with notes of pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.


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