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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1831) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at CBC Brixton. Pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.aroma is sweat, funky socks, tangerine, apricot, elderflower. So tasty - charcoal, grapefruit, grass, grapefruit... Lovely and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1065) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Hop aroma with some caramel. Caramel, hoppy and bitter taste, also some malt. Dry finish. Medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle, bottled on 2013-08-14. Clear golden with a medium sized diminishing white head. Citrus, lychee, papaya, light grain. Later on some light herbal notes. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter with light lingering bitterness. The Galaxy hop is my favourite galaxy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle.Golden and slightly cloudy. Some bitterness with citrus and hops also present. Usual excellent beer from this brewery-how do they do it?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (3110) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Retro review Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy orange pour with soapy white head, floral hop aroma, taste has passion fruit slightly grassy bitter and delightful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1212) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber colour, slight white head and a peachy resin hop aroma. The taste is smooth bitterness, resin hop flavour, with peach grapefruit woody bitter hop notes. Some back of the throat bitterness and dry woody resin hop aftertaste in the finish. Quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. 7.2%. 330ml bottle. Bottle expired in Sept 2012, so might not be as fresh as it should. Transparent, slightly hazy, with a nice golden colour. Pours fair sized white head, which persists well. Light carbonation. Aroma - Hits you straight in the nose with a wall of lovely and intensely fruity & floral hops and candyish, sugary sweets & caramel. Very fruity; tropical (pineapple), sweet, juicy & citrus, and also very floral and nectary (what with the sweetness). Lots of oily hops, which are quite spicy and musky, with some grassiness too. A distinctly Kernel aroma of sweet fruit. I can only imagine how good this would have smelled when fresh. Taste - Bitter, which was a bit of a surprise, given the aroma. All the other big, fruity pale ales that iíve tried from Kernel havenít been overly bitter and are sometimes a bit too sickly. A lot of bitterness upfront, stuck to the tongue throughout. But there are a lot of fruit flavours in there to distract you from this: Tropical fruit juice, pineapple, pink grapefruit, grape, floral. Pine and some spicy & grassyness too. Lots of hop oils to coat the tongue. Malt is caramellish. Finish is lingering bitterness, with fruit & hop flavours. Body is medium and oily. A lovely, intensely fruity IPA, that really packs a punch and does a good job of showing what this hop can do, but though itís nice to have some refreshing bitterness to such a big, fruity beer, this is a bit too bitter for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2012
tap at de molen 2011... hazy amber ... big hit spicy hop nose .... juicy oily hop ... too bitter for me ... oily hop ... huge citrus ... too much for me

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColinStronge (14) - Munlochy, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle at home, from Tomlinsonís Beer Shop, Inverness. Another hop Iíve previously been unsure about but this is a real winner! Passion fruit, dry grass and straw with a big resinous nose. Lovely

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
Aroma is a bit sweet and syrupy with some orange coming through. Flavour is quite bitter with some bittersweet orange oil coming through strongly. The balance on this one is more in the direction of oily, bittersweet fruitiness and less so on the lighter tropical and citrusy fruit flavours.


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