tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Slightly hazy golden/orange with a small/medium mostly lasting white head ans little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, dank hops, light malt and hints of alcohol. Taste is also of citrus, dank hops, good malt backbone and a warming alcohol finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Less impressive than other PA/IPA from the Kernel that I have tried yet, mainly because of the alcohol presence. It’s still very tasty though and quite drinkable.
chimpgibbon (531) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Bottle at home. 7.1%. Bottled 11 March. Muddy gold with good lively carbonation- more so than many Kernel pales . Big nose,funky vegetal with grapefruit and mandarin. Taste is funky, unctuous mandarin, hint of lemon, little caramel.Long pine hop finish, touch of sweetness with a hint of booze. Classy as ever. Funky as ever. Unstoppable in the single hop IPA stakes.
imdownthepub (12801) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol. Clouded gold with white head. This proved to be a very dry and bitter beer with lots of grapefruit character, some herbiness. Lightly roasted malts carry the hops well, there is an oily note though along with the acidity. Good though a little one directional.
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow, light brown. Fruity, juicy aroma with a little rye bread. Medium body, mild carbonation. Mango, trop fruit, toasty bread. A rushed review, but it's tasty...
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BRW (2002) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Hazy golden colour with white head. Hoppy, pine, herbal aroma. Herbal, fruity, malty, slightly sweet taste. Bitter. Medium body.
Firefly54 (244) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bottle of this 1 week past its best before. Quite a dry herbal aroma, some grapefruit, pine, sherbet & orange. Taste again is quite herbal. It’s almost like an Orval IPA if there was such a thing. Quite bitter finish. Grapefruit, lemon peel and herbs. Not great but it was slightly past it’s best.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours hazy pale golden with a small frothy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, white bread, lemon balm, green peas, grapefruit rinds, pine needles and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, tiny fruity and herbal with crackers, white bread, dill, lemon balm, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, freshly cut grass and hints of thyme and sage. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with crackers, freshly cut grass, lemon balm, dill, pine needles, grapefruit rinds and hints of thyme.
Theydon_Bois (16234) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle, from Utobeer, split at the pre stag tasting in the ’Sham, 20/06/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, melon, juicy hops, mineral notes.
Taste comprises juicy hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, sugars, mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, good level of hop bitterness in the finish.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Bottled 26032013. BBE 26072013. Colour is hazy orange with medium white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, citrus, hops and some malts. Good beer.
tommann (3237) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is mostly melon with a little mango and passionfruit. Taste has melon to start and some passionfruit in a strong, bitter finish.