ColinStronge (14) - Munlochy, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong pine aroma with touches of grapefruit in there and a whole lot of hops. There is some citrus and a tonne of bitterness and some more grapefruit notes right at the end that is pretty crisp.
Hazy orange colour with touches of amber and a foamy but thin, white head that settles to a thin and patchy lacing after about 2 or 3 min.
Strong pine hops and a lot of grapefruit, exactly what I would expect from a Kernel IPA. There is huge amount of grapefruit with a touch of citrus, orange and lemon. This one is a standard but fairly nice tasting IPA with great bitter notes and good strength.
Light medium bodied with tonnes of bitterness and light carbonation. Itís a smooth beer and has bitter, wet finish that has a lingering grapefruit taste that stays for a while.
Just what I was expecting from this one really; a solid, big hitting IPA with huge amount of pine and bitterness with enough background flavours to make it work.
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Euston Tap, London. Orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, citrusy and quite bitter. Flavour is fruity, floral, bitter grass with some mild nectary and sweet malty notes as well.
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg at York Tap (about a week ago--I believe it is gone). The colour is quite orange and has a white head. Just like the other Kernel beer Iíve tried, this one is not shy with the fruit features--loads of juicy & sticky tropical fruits ready for eating. I will make it a point to buy loads of bottles from this brewery.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amber/orange with white head, good lacing.
Loads of tropical fruits in the aroma.
Taste: Tropical fruits, hop oils. So much pineapple--like Iím back home drinking Lotus.
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at home from a 330ml bottle (Jan í12) into tulip style glass.
Pours a rich murky/fully hazed orange, you cannot see your fingers through the glass! A small white head forms but soon dies off to a gentle puddle on top of the beer.
Wonderful hop and pine smells assault the nose along with citrus fruit, predominately grapefruit.
The taste is all hops, citrus fruit largely grapefruit as per the nose, maybe a sweeter fruit flavour in the background possibly apricot and also a sweet carmel undercurrent, but very subtle and understated.
Great mouthfeel this beer massages the throat, medium bodied with minimal carbonation leading to a bitter-sweet semi-dry aftertaste.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Euston Tap, London. Burnt orange pour. Another winner from Kernel. Juicy grapefruity hop aroma. big bitterness, grapefruit flavor. Canít believe they are making these in England. Outstanding
markas101 (2085) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Sourced, St. Pancras Station, London, UK. Hazy dark apricot colour, thick head. Ginger, peach and melon aroma. A sharpness then resiny cloying finish.
gunnar (6911) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours almost clear golden with a small white creamy head. Aroma is grainy with traces of honey and citrussy/grassy hops. Taste is strong citrussy hops bordering astringent, dry and hoppy end.