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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Cascade, chinook, citra, columbus.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):
Lots of tropical fruits with pineapple coming through strongest, although grapefruit, mango and apricot also feature among others. There is a lot of sweetness with a strong hop presence and some solid, background malts laced with caramel.
Orange to amber with a slightly hazy body and a head that consists of little more than a patchy lacing across the top.
Sweet with a huge amount of tropical fruits coming through along with the mango, apricot and grapefruit from the nose, pineapple & hops too. Sweet malts and a hoppy bitterness round things off nicely but it is a beer that was starting to fade slightly
Smooth & easy to drink considering the strength of the beer, the alcohol content is very well hidden here with only a faint warming mouthfeel in places. The body is medium here with light carbonation and touches of spice. The balance was fairly good too and the beer started very refreshing and juicy.

This is another beer from The Kernel that started excellently with the smell coming through wonderfully and the alcohol content hidden almost completely throughout. The beer was very refreshing and easy to drink, particularly at the start. A good beer but if I’m honest I’m not entirely sure how likely I would be to pick the beer up again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark orange colour with a minimal white foamy head. Aroma is very earthy with some pepper, mango juice and lemon. Flavour is like a punch in the face; very, very strong herbal hoppiness (obviously from Columbus), juicy mango, pineapple, caramel, medicin-like licorice notes, weed, floral notes, alcohol and a nice malt base. Loads and loads of retronasal hoppy fumes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a heavy bitter, very herbal, sweet and warming finish. Carbonation is a bit low, but it makes this oh so drinkable. Alcohol warms nicely. This might be a bit too much for some, but I need more.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Iluvatarmilan: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small creamy lacing On top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of red fruit, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, some citrus, cream, butter, some chalk, floral tones and creamy caramelised malts. Flavours of cream, bitters, herbs, citrus, grapefruit, cherries, strawberies, nettle, butter, peach, pine, some sprinkles of peppers, yeast and some creamy malts. Aftertaste is chalky, malty, bitter, resin and pine, light spice and some red fruit ish tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full body an a creamy texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2725) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frovigalning (2876) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Very fresh, hoppy and fruity smell with citrus and peach. Similar taste. Almost no carbonation at all. Not very bitter but still very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014

Nov 2013 - Cold bottle, 4 weeks old. Hazy light yellow/orange with no head. Smell - Very hoppy, earthy, dried pineapple, barbecue sauce. Body is light, carbonation fairly low. Taste - spicy hops - hints of chili, some more dried pineapple, chemical, bitterness is up there in your face but at a nice level. Drying in the mouth and down the throat. I feel like this could easily have been overdone but everything is nicely balanced. More of a floral and bitter DIPA than a fruity and sweet one. Nice. (3.8)

Jan 2014 - Cold bottle, it’s now 3 months old. Has aged quite well. Smell and taste have taken on more pungent caramel, more alcohol coming through in the flavour. Quite different, but still drinking very well. (3.8)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 10th December 2013
Hazy deep gold beer, small bubbly white head. Palate is fairly dry with just modest carbonation. Surprisingly thin malt. Rich orangey hops, almost orange liqueur. Well integrated skunk and a trace of lemon. Finishes dry and spicy. Nice but I think this needs to develop more in the bottle. Will try another in 3 weeks or so. 3.6

30th December 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Lightly hazy gold beer with a short white head that was short lived. The beer largely clears after 5 mins. Very nice nose of peachy tropical fruits and mild skunk. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous with a modest carbonation level that is only a little more fizzy than the bottles. Very nice tropical fruits, semi sweet. Mango, peach and others, juicy. Light aniseed spice and mellow skunk. Finishes mildly crisp. Better than the bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - 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.


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