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

bottled
common

on tap
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle (330ml):
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Keg. 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle, Sourced, St. Pancras Station, London, UK. Hazy dark apricot colour, thick head. Ginger, peach and melon aroma. A sharpness then resiny cloying finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5097) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Thin mouthfeel and no head. Smells like lime fruit pastilles - hence delicious. Smooth, oily hop juice. Gets nicer across the tonguem leaving a deeply bitter finish, which is satisfying indeed. Suffers in comparison to Double SCCANS which was sampled prior, but extremely good nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Amber with white head. Intense, dry bitter orange along with grapefruit skin and zest. Lovely long palate, really very decent indeed.


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