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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly Bottled; Occasional. Has been seen on draught at 7.1%.
Previously 7.4 & 6.2%


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
(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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
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…

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle from beermerchants. Hazy gold, flossy head. Rich ruity aroma. Peaches, dry mouth feel. Very pleasant drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, peach and blackberries. Flavour is malt, citrus, blackberries, grapefruit and peach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt and hops with citrus, peach and blackcurrant. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
My third tasting of The Kernel. This is better than my second, which made me think that I wasn’t so keen on this particular brewery (too bitter, not enough interesting flavour to warrant the bitterness). Smells and tastes wonderful. Refreshing, fruity, zesty, and with a definite punch of flavour to it. Again, perhaps a bit too bitter, but this time with a wonderful depth of flavour. I think that I could drink these regularly.


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