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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
21st July 2013
Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is semi dry and crisp. Mild minerals. Light thin malt. Bitter hops - pithy orange and grapefruit backed by the same fruits peel. Nice touch of floral sweetness brings balance. The back end is quite limey, lime peel that goes through the airy dry finish and well in to the linger. Goods stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Ah yes. Kernel IPAs are truly wonderful.Executed lovelily, dark amber pour, bitterly lipsmacking. I grew up on the Kings Heath side, the red triangle vibe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5475) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from Beermerchants, bottled 17.06. Pours hazy golden, huge frothy white head. Aroma of oranges, mango,peach and piney hops. Taste is crisp, super fresh and juicy tropical fruits, tangerine and oranges. Super balanced and lingering bitter fruity. Classy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (906) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
330ml bottle, bottled on 17/6 so 32 days old exactly. Lovely aroma, fruit salad in the nose, grapefruit, guava, kiwi, some caramel & biscuit malt flavours balancing with the hop and leaving a succulent, fruity, dry, bitter hoppy finish. Excellent hoppy IPA again from Kernel. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy gold, with a slight, off-white head and plentiful carbonation. Sharp, tropical fruit, with some solid, biscuity malt bite and a tongue tingling, dryish finish with plenty of hops. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Very nice IPA from Kernel, good mix of hops, works well together, like a group. Fresh new kicks and pants You got it like that now you know you wanna dance So move out of your seat And get a fly girl and catch this beat While it’s rollin’ hold on pump a little bit And let me know it’s going on like that like that Cold on a mission so pull on back Love Wu Tang, CREAM baby...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours mostly clear, yellow-gold with a lasting, frothy, pure white head. The aroma is just filled with juicy citrus character, lots of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, hay, pine needles. Medium sweet flavor with lightly dry pale malt sugars, plenty of citrus, some pithy grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, melon, light alcohol, faint bitter grass. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots of juicy, somewhat sticky and resinous hops, pineapple, lemon zest, bitter grapefruit and orange rind, a bit of grass and pine. There’s a bitterness in the aftertaste that seems a bit more pronounced than in the typical Kernel IPA. Still, only a small qualm with what is otherwise a lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8204) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are tropical fruit with pine and hints of mint. Woody with caramel base malts and floral, spicy notes. Flavours are sweet biscuit and caramel with spicy, green pine and tropical fruit. White grape juice with woody notes. Peppery alcohol with a dry, light grapefruit finish. The usual good Kernel stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle at home, cheers to Paul for grabbing this from the brewery for me, 14/07/13 Fruit Pastille Day! Hazed golden orange with a thin white cap, a little lacing is going off above the water level. Nose is earthy hops, mineral notes, mango, bitter orange, light pine. Taste comprises juicy tropicals, light sugar, mango, tangerine, gravelly minerally notes, light pine biscuits. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, well balanced hop bitterness in the finish. Nice work as usual from the Kernel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3224) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy light amber pour with fluffy white head, tropical fruit aroma, taste had orange, grapefruit, passion fruit a hint of spice, with quite a big malty back taste, The Kernel are hop wizards.


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