Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - AUG 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle l picked up from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon consumed 20.08.11 at family party, near Pontadarwe, Wales Pours hazy gold this is soft and lemony in the mouth with a dab of pine resin, finish is long and smooth and there is a nice sweetness throughout, really nice and one of my most memorable beers of the weekend, surprised just how good that Columbus hop is! A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
graham_murphy (272) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Sad24 (60) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle - lovely strong fragrant rumour, great hoppy, citrusy taste. Cracking...
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Everettm (80) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Habanero (2434) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jerd16 (181) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clotted golden with a thin ringed white head. Grassy lime gum nose, peppery apricot and a lychee boozy burn as it warmed. Initially easy going grassy lime leading to dry pine middle. In between and throughout is a rich, earthy passion fruit and perfumed hop funk. A lot of boozy sugarness comes through, a nice IPA spank not oft seen from Kernel but underlying a boozy bitterness that doesnít aid the most moreish finish. Quite gummy mango/lychee top and tailed combo on the linger. Very snappy from nose to linger.
Bottle, Beets, Leith, Bottled 11.03.14