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


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brontebeach (153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Never tried the 4c but clearly I have tried the double 4c. Pours from a bottle light amber with a head that thins quickly. Delicious tangerine nose, slightly thin in the mouth (probably a compliment for this strength and style of beer) but smooth and balanced. Lasting follow through with a delicate aftertaste of yup tangerine. The lack of carbonation works for this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3680) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled 31.10.13 - Pours dark orange with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of sweet herbal notes, grass, citrus and pine, caramely malts and toffee. Taste is malty, sweetish and hoppy with herbal notes, citrus and hints of caramel, grass and toffee Finish is smooth, sweetish and malty with bitter hoppiness and warming alcohol. Okay, quite sweet and slick double IPA, but I prefer the regular version. Perhaps could’ve used some more carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at home... Hazy amber... Bubbly white head... Soft dry cats piss orange... Very juicy fruits... Big floral tones... Dry toffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13272) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Hazy gold no head. Toffee and some hop. No good carbonation. Some pineapple fruit. Not as hoppy as I anticipated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5210) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2013
poca schiuma poco persistente agrumato resina piuttosto piatta bel amaro nn molto corpo amaro piuttosto lungo nel finale alcool abbastanza nascosto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5942) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear orange color with barely a head. Aroma is fruity and sweet, quite floral too, caramel malts, wood, grassy notes and some resinous hops. Flavor is also sweet with caramel malts, some orange, pineapple and citrus, resinous hops and subtle biscuits. Almost no carbonation at all, slick sweet palate. Don’t know if the low carbonation (or actually lack of) was intentional but I’d prefer more. Very drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle at the Kernel. It pours golden amber with a small bubbly white head. The nose is stewed orange, tinned apricot, orange chewits, booze, pine, resin, refreshers and sherbet. The taste is rich, bitter, stewed orange, varnish, resin, wood, booze, fanta, grapefruit, toast, peppery kick, with a dry, very bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A bit hot and chewy. A bit underwhelming... Hopefully this will get better with a bit of time in bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge, at home, 13/12/13. Murky dark amber/marmalade with a thin off white bubbly top that clears to edgeing and a swirl. Nose is bitter orange pith, light ear wax, rotting mango, citric dipped straw, light booze. Taste comprises ripe mango, orange pith, citric dipped straw, boozey tropical tang, bitter grapefruit, bitter hop notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry grassy closure with a good dose of hop bitterness and pithy tropicals. Ok DIPA, a little harsh though, not quite as refined as I’d expect. Drinkable affair none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7980) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin foam. Aromas are spicy green pine with grapefruit. Lemon with hints of cheesecake and earthy stewed earthy apple. Floral and leafy with low pineapple. Flavours are sweet woody apple and bready yeast. Bitter grapefruit with solid herbal notes and hints of mint. Decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Pours cloudy orange, almost flat, i think some carbonation would lift the beer . Not that fruity which again was a disappointment a touch of grapefruit, not a zesty beer, not awful just not what i expect from this brewery .

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