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The Kernel India Pale Ale C.R.E.A.M.

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Special
Chinook, Riwaka, Ella, Ahtanum, Motueka


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle sample @ English evening tasting at Malt Attacks, Brussels. 33cl, BB 14/05/2015. Orangée, col crémeux blanc. Arôme est agréablement bien fruité, herbacé sur des notes vertes, fleuri avec une pointe de tropical et herbacé. Palais est fruité, agrumes et tropicales, amertume moyenne pour autant de houblons, forcément tirant sur un trait fuité plus qu’amérisant. Kernel commence vraiment à être ma référence anglaise pour les IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6009) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin, RBWG grand tasting
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral, earthy and citrus. Flavors are floral, grapefruit, earthy and onion
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Nice aroma and taste of earthy fruit, very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2694) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of mellow citrus and pine, light mango and passion fruit. Taste is mild to medium bitter and lightly fruit sweet up front, followed by richer and more distinct hop bitterness in the finish. Light, very smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky amber, nose is fruity, taste is dry, bitter, light fruity, toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Riwaka Ella Ahtanum Motueka ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, light pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grape, fruity, salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130815]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1350) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en casa beni bar. Aromas afrutados piña acabando en ligera resina. Sabores también afrutados y resinoso final. Cuerpo medio con espuma blanca persiste color amarillento tostado bastante turbio. Muy buena

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5710) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Poured a cloudy light amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is fresh grassy hop with some creamy caramel notes and crushed banana. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth hop bitter, slightly malty palate and a very long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A unique hop combination as far as I know and it worked for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from Kernel brewery. Colour is light clear amber, medium white foam head which dissipates to very thin. Nose is lemon citrous, toffee, biscuit malt, grain husky. The aroma is quite subtle and not a huge amount of hop. Taste is much bolder though with grapefruit, pine, resiny, grainy husky, honey, biscuit malt. Finish is honey, grain malt, like a golden ale, but with big old hop bitter kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; bottled 17.06.13, bb 17.10.13
Cloudy blond color with medium sized compact head. The hop aroma is still quite fruity, lightly sweaty. The mouthfeel is smooth (smoother than some Kernel Pale Ales tasted in parallel), with some minimal residual sugars, good malt, quite evident spicy yeast presence, strong bitterness, still enough hop resins, but fading hop fruitiness.
Promising beer, but already unfresh.


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