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

bottled
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
Keg at Craft Islington. Light blond yellow colour, lightly cloudy, not much head. Aroma is lemon and pineapple. Quite powerful. Taste is nice enough, very fruity, got that undiluted squash taste, lots of citrus. Thick in the mouth, low carbonation. Alright, but not so exciting for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish with hints of caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MannyGoldberg (164) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle at the brewery- 4th Jan 2014. Looks the part. Smells great. Could have been another killer DIPA from Kernel if it was properly carbonated. Pretty disappointing in terms of their track record. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Went into this with a little trepidation, but shouldn’t have worried. Flattish, yes, but still a pleasantly light body. Flavour is fruity and sweet, with sticky malts. Alcohol burn after gulping. Not the best Kernel, but still enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2541) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This murky yellow-orange beer has a sweet tropical fruit flavour, pineapple notes and a warming sweet zesty finish. Bottle Conditioned.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
hazy mid amber with lacing white head, caramel mango and grapefruit on nose. Full bodied, richly sweet Seville marmalade and peach juice, low carbonation. Properly flavourful.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Like what others have said, this is a bit lifeless. Pretty much flat in regards to carbonation. It has good flavours and notes to it, the body just really lets it down. Seems like poor conditioning. That said, it is by no means a poor beer, just not at the usual Kernel standards

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
I had high hopes for this beer as the 7.1% 4C was amazing. This was lifeless, no head, murky and didn’t have what id say is a professional finish? Nice hop flavour and a good malt back ground, just the finish and detail didn’t seem up to the normal standard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2857) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold with no head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, pine and pineapple. Taste is bitter pine to start with sticky toffee and mango on the finish. A bit flat. Rare fail from the Kernel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2384) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle - fuzzy gold pour with very thin head. Citrus hops, sweet caramel malts, some pine, very low to no carbonation. Not bad.


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