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The Kernel India Pale Ale Double 4C

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cascade, chinook, citra, columbus.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle from the brewery tap room, London. It pours a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. Aroma is freash and hoppy with notes of tropical fruit salad, citrus peel, sticky toffee and bread. Taste is fruity and sweet, with notes of caramel and booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, decent DIPA, but feel like Kernel rarely masters this style as much as they do IPAs and APAs

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle at home picked up at the brewery in 11/13. Under Scopey’s reccomendation i’ve sat on this for a while. Aroma is caramel, strawberry icecream, raspverry, hop leaf. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting pure hite head. Flavour is hop leaf, caramel, strawberry, little of hop veg matter, orange, marmelade. A little earthy and rough round the edges. Palate is medium sweet, some hot alcohol, moderate carbonation. A little hot alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour is fruit, malt, peaches, alcohol, caramel, pine. full body. Nice/OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Clear orange amber, medium to thin white head. Nose is lots of citrous bitter grapefruit and some pithy orange. Lots of hop resin and some sweet sherbet. First taste is surprisingly not so alcoholic but it creeps up on you. High IBU and lots of pine, hope resin and on the finish some menthol. Lots of soft sweet citrous fruit but very green leafy hop bitter. Quite an IBU kick on the finish. Pushing the balance for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
330mL bottle, pours a hazy golden / copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney and resinous hops, with a dry caramely biscuity malt backbone. Flavour is very similar, with a big piney and resinous hop profile upfront and a dry biscuity malt backbone. Fairly boozy for a double IPA - not one of The Kernel’s better beers, but still pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, juicy pine on nose, dry toffee, juicy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Murky yellow pour with a fast fading white head. Piney hop, ganja and grapefruit snout. Virtually flat. Sweet, tropical fruity flavour with some maltiness in tandem with solid hop bitterness. Some alco presence. Dry bitter finish. Not their finest hour but enjoyable stuff nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange body with a white head. Aroma of pine, tropical fruits, peppery yeast. soft cheese. Taste of citrus fruits, peach, yeast spices and caramel. High bitterness, with a sweet cheese and pine aftertaste. Not among their best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, flour and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, citrus, orange with some bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayJayMez (11) - - MAR 28, 2014
This is a SWEET ass beer! Not the best Kernel brew that I’ve had but by no means a bad beer. I’ve seen quite a few reviews here that have portrayed the beer more negatively than I think is fair - but it all comes down to personal preference I suppose. This beer does have a sickly sweetness to it and there are a lot of sweet fruits that yu pick up in both the aroma and taste (mangos, strawberries, etc.) but this beer is still a great IPA for an English brew..better than anything English that you could pick off the shelf at Tesco, put it that way! Not much carbonation at all which adds to that thick sweet and sickly taste..but a pretty awesome Double IPA in my books and well worth a chug!


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