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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bottle conditioned; Special
Chinook, Riwaka, Ella, Ahtanum, Motueka


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle @ Hotelroom, London. Pours hazy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, little yeast, fruity hops, melon, peach, grass. Flavor is malt, little honey, sweet fruity hops, peach, kiwi, melon, grass, later on bitter citruslike hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, long lasting bitter finish. 190813

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good fully lasting head. Yellow colou. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Powerfull citrus notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Monchito_IPA (156) - SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
Color ámbar, dorada, con espuma muy blanca y persistente. Tiene un aroma muy cítrico al comienzo pero a medida que se calienta y oxigena empiezan a aparecer otros aromas frutales. De entrada en el paladar cítrico y amargor moderado, final largo y amargo pero al ser tan afrutada también tiene un dulzor muy equilibrado, cuando está en su temperatura aparece el melocotón sobre los cítricos. Es una IPA extraordinaria.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Typical pale golden-orange color. Great hop nose, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit. Original blend. Very grassy, hoppy flavor, dry but a bit doughy, lots fo fruits. Spicy and very bitter. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
Courtesy of KyotoLefty. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Bottled on 17/06/2013. Hazy orange with a white head. Smell beats taste, smells of sweet grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, lots of flowers, lots of flowers,… Tastes very briefly of sweet lemon before turning to very bitter grass, very bitter herbs, bitter white berries, typical Kernel yeast,.. Light but Kernel yeasty body,… Bit too bitter for me but not bad, still not top Kernel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4000) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle at home from odd bins london bridge. Hazy burnt orange pour with a loose big bubble head that persists. Aroma is pine and resin with a bit of strawberry / neopoliten ice cream? Medium full body with average carbonation. Flavour is clean slightly nutty base malt. with clean assertive bitterness. resin and orange pith. Long lasting rounded bitterness lingers. Quality as ever from Kernel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2013
Leggeto ambrato buona schiuma un po grossolana piuttosto persistente lieve fruttato erbaceo frutyi di bosco agrumi discreto corpo bel amaro finale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle, 23/08/13. Nose menthol, tomato vine, Marmite and maybe paprika with muted passion fruit and blackcurrant swirling about in the back. Nuts at the fore beyond; good sturdy malt to withstand a hop onslaught..that never quite arrives. Campino strawberry and cream hints; papaya, mint. Dry finish with alcohol slickness and coconut. Loads of hairspray and coconut now I’ve identified it. Not a favourite Kernel and considerably less than the sum of its (considerable) parts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at home... Murky amber... Thin white head... Soft creamy fruity creamy malt nose... Little fizzy... Bitter... Orange zezty fruits... Dry passion fruit...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Smells spicy herby hoppy. Tastes clear grassy hoppy, abit sweet with a clear grassy hoppy finish.


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