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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
London, England
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, - NOV 14, 2012
330ml bottle- clean gold/translucent orange, depending on the steadiness of your hand. Slightly vomit-speckled, regurgitated peach and honey throatsweet aroma; obvious booze, lemon zest, tropical fruits struggling to rise above the booze. Soapy, perfumed, honey and lemon throatsweet flavour with a trace of malt nuttiness on the swallow. Hops strangled by honey, shampoo, cake, throatsweets, neat orange cordial, shower gel. Call me an old fart but a typical 4% Oakham/Mallinsons/Marble/Dr Mortonís golden ale is hoppier than this (annoying rise in inflection)...because it tastes more like hops? Hops unmuddied by all else. And hops is (predominantly) what I want from an IPA, any IPA. I know what I like/I like what I know, etc, etc.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle at home shared with MesandSim, thanks once again for the beer. This is so me. Almost clear bronze gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma is huge boozy IPA awesomeness. Lovely sweetness, hints of toffee. Loved the flavour. Some spice, citrus and hops, alcohol well hidden. Absolutely loved this, great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at La Cave ŗ Bulles, Paris, brewed 14.06.12
Amber color, compact head. Pungent hoppy aroma, fruity, resiny, bran; then earthy. Thick mouthfeel, malt flavor, se crystal, medium sweetness; powerful hopping, very fruity, then some pine needles and resins.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4020) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of winning a bet with StoreMy; cheers mate. ;-) Pours a clear light orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is loads of lemon and citric peel, grapefruit, oranges and wet grass with hints of peaches and pine. Taste is remarkably fresh for a DIPA (and the ABV); pine, citric peel, mild resin, grapefruit and hints of light syrup-ish tones along with bitter herbs in the finish. Medium body (surprisingly) and mellow to medium carbonation, helping to drive the palate just enough. I like this a lot, and itís very different from most American DIPAs who just wallop in syrupy pine tones. Fresh, drinkable and tasty. Nice job again from The Kernel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - MAR 20, 2013
Aug 2012 - bottle, 10%, pineapple primary taste, strong woody bitterness. The pineapple taste is great, the hops are very strong (similar to intensity of the Stella) - quite an acquired taste.The bitterness is too intense - probably the most intense Iíve had apart from the first version of the IPA Stella that the Kernel did around the same time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines.Reddish brown pour with a smallish off white head.Strong citrus aroma with some malt.Hoppy bitter flavour with some balancing fruity sweetness and the alcohol somewhat in the background.Good tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy rich reddish brown with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma is rich, citrusy and a little hoppy. The flavour is malty, bitter, dry, spicy and with some pepper bitterness on the palate. Itís a high ABV beer but the alcohol does not dominate the flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared from Jmgreenuk. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, orange, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUk. Thin white head. Some sweetness. Some hoppy bitterness. Nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013

Draught @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Murky medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120803]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
Botella. Hazy deep golden colour, small white head, ok lacing. Pleasant fruity sweet like hoppy aroma, bit exotic fruity like. Good mouthfeel. Fruity hoppy exotic bit like pleasant flavour with a good well lasting bitterness.


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