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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 113   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%


Palme's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, - 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 lotís of yellow citrus tones and also a sweet caramel-malty thing blended in here as well. Itís really citrus-hoppy in flavor. Makes my mouth feel quite dry while drinking it. Itís 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 Iíve 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange, nose is grapefruit, pine, taste is juicy fruit, caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Gorgeous sweet orange marmalade aroma. Quite dry and earthy, very soft and easy on the palate. Lovely prickly aftertaste, great tang in the finish. New superlatives for Kernel beers needed yet again!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (274) - - MAY 19, 2014
Definitely my favourite brewer of single hops IPAs. As always, incredibly fresh (helps to live in London) with a smooth malt. A cloudy pour with hops that taste of bitter tangerine and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (67) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
From the bottle - lovely strong fragrant rumour, great hoppy, citrusy taste. Cracking...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Draught at Redwillow, Macclesfield. Golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, angelís piss, citrus. Flavour is similar, nice bitterness, nice sweetness. Smooth creamy palate with medium hoppy bitterness. Quite simply fucking awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
330ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Pine, pineapple and hints of apple in the aroma. Hoppy and moderately bitter taste with pineapple, grapefruit and biscuity malt detected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Hazy gold with thick white lacing. Very fresh aroma of dank hops and pine resin, undertones of candied lemon peel, cut grass and orange marmalade. Luxurious palate and soft carbonation. A some what reserved flavour compared to its bouquet, lead by a crisp dusty malt. Highlights of lemon, grass and pine are present and lead to a long dry bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
330 ml. bottle dated 2/11/14. This one pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The yeast didnít floc to the bottom of the bottle as well as it did in the CitraÖ The aroma is very potent with spice, weed, florals, grapefruit and tangerine. The flavor is very weedy, grassy and spicy with some bitter grapefruit. The bitterness is a bit overpowering and the flavor is a tad messy, but still pretty decent. Iím sure the yeast in suspension had something to do with that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep golden with a small, lacing white head. Aroma caramel, citrus, herbal and earthy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (185) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Pours fairly dank and fresh. Grapefruit, tangerine, candied sweets, malt & some pine in aroma. Bitterness accelerates through the predominantly marmalade flavor. Still a nice balance with caramel malt. Flavor is a little abrupt. A little oily. Very light carbonation arrests Kernelís normal velvety mouth-feel. Nothing gregarious but a standard, quality, Kernel beer.


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