Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from AlesByMail. Bottled on 26/03/13. 7,2% on the label. Unclear amber, with a frothy, white head. Cats piss and gooseberry with some sweeter tropical fruit in the back. Flavor has grapefruit, pine, very fresh, very bitter and dry grapefruity finish. Medium bodied. Not that fond of the aroma, but the flavor is awesome.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at cafe oto, dalston. Strong pineapple aroma, a soupcon of mango and banana and touch of boiled sweets, specifically lemon sherbets. Sugar, then a pronounced bitterness, too much in the aftertaste. Mild carbonation. Tasty as a sipper but not balanced as other similar beers, e.g. magic rock - high wire which is sublime.
spacecube (824) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7.2 abv bottle, pours a slightly hazy golden brown, biscuit malts underneath a powerful hop presence, with pineapple, passion fruit and a long bitter finish. High quality IPA, as usual, from Kernel
jamestulloch (1354) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Lychee and pineapple. Pungent, powerful aroma.
Appearance: Hazy golden body with a huge off-white head. Very light carbonation. Great lacing.
Taste: Pineapple, pine, sweet lychee and a muted bitter finish. Nice pale malt balance.
Palate: Medium body with a very oily mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation.
Overall: I didn’t realise the Columbus hop could have such a powerful flavour. A fairly typical (in other words, brilliant) Kernel IPA.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl, 6.2% abv) Almost cloudy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy layer. Citric and slightly exotic fruity hoppy aroma with a mildly flowery touch. Moderately bitter flavour with a whiff of sourness, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry pale malt character with present fruity, mainly citric hops; dry and moderately bitter hop-laden finish with notes of grapefruit in the aftertaste. Another gem. 17.XII.12
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (label says 6.2% abv): Golden, hazy,stable off-white foamy layer, distinctive, but not too robust, citrussy to grapefruity nose; dry moderate bitter flavour,medium bodied; lingering - even drier - grapefruity hoppy finish. Good, no doubt…
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beermerchants.
Hazy gold, flossy head. Rich ruity aroma. Peaches, dry mouth feel. Very pleasant drinking.
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com This one is a light hazy honey colored beer with a small slowly fading light bubbly off-white head. The aroma is light Belgian-yeasty-hoppy and kinda hedge-like. Fresh, with lot’s of yellow citrus tones and also a sweet caramel-malty thing blended in here as well. It’s really citrus-hoppy in flavor. Makes my mouth feel quite dry while drinking it. It’s average carbonated, medium-bodied. I get much of that same Belgian yeast discovered in the aroma with a good hoppy flavor all the way. A bit floral actually towards the finish. Not the best I’ve had from the great brewery, but still a damn solid IPA that paired well with an Asian spicy chicken salad. 28.05.2012
CraftBeerNick (866) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 23rd June 2012. Pours a nice clear straw coloured beer with a fluffy white head. Aroma pine needles and citrus. Taste is well balanced, some bitterness with sweet orange sherbert and bitter orange marmalade, a dry bitter sweet finish with some malt. Nice show case for the Columbus hop
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, peach and blackberries. Flavour is malt, citrus, blackberries, grapefruit and peach.