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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Cascade, chinook, citra, columbus.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - NOV 27, 2013
Not totally sure about this one. Bags of nice elderflower type hop aroma but the underpunch of alcohol is so chunky, a bit unwelcome for me personally, nicer at 6%? Bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1796) - 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 (6047) - 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 (1735) - 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 (1945) - 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 (2047) - 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 (5595) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. It pours an unclear, golden body under a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma has a touch of alcohol, but not much. Citrus peel and a touch of pine cones too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Citrus peel, resins and a touch of malty sweetness in the flavor. Nice bitterness too, lasting for a while. A quite nice one, well worth a revisit. Especially like how it hides the alcohol. 140315

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottled. Cloudy pale orange, small head. Huge tangerine aroma. Sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Lots of tangerine, some honey. Intense alcohol finish.


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