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


on tap

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

Ungstrup's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, - OCT 13, 2011
Bottled. A murky dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, lemon peal, and a bit of straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1448) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (272) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (60) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
From the bottle - lovely strong fragrant rumour, great hoppy, citrusy taste. Cracking...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Draught at Redwillow, Macclesfield. Golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, angel’s piss, citrus. Flavour is similar, nice bitterness, nice sweetness. Smooth creamy palate with medium hoppy bitterness. Quite simply fucking awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5079) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Everettm (80) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3106) - 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 didn’t floc to the bottom of the bottle as well as it did in the Citra… 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. I’m sure the yeast in suspension had something to do with that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2441) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (182) - 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 Kernel’s normal velvety mouth-feel. Nothing gregarious but a standard, quality, Kernel beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
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 doesn’t 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

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