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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUL 14, 2012
330ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Light aroma of tropical fruits, typical of this style, but lighter than expected. Pours a hazy light orange with thin white head. Taste was a very subtle mix of mango and pineapple with hint of citrus hops, fairly light body for a beer of this strength but with a bitter finish. Not bad really, just not as good as other Kernel beers and other Galaxy IPAís (see Brewdog)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Pours golden blonde with a thin white had. Aromas are slightly pungent ammonia, a bit of pine. Flavour is light malt, done residual sweetness and caramalt complimenting a lovely savoury bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Keg at The Grand Union, Westbourne Park, London. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, citrus aroma. Tastes similar hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, citrus fruit, slight bitterness. A solid, complex, elegant brew indeed and it is from London!.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Top brew. Hazy rust orange colour, thick foam head that lasts. Citrus aroma, with a lovely softening big hop and citrus flavour. Never overpowering. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
[330ml bottle, The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Pours the ever-typical Kernel muzzy gold Ė I imagine Evinís bathroom is done out in similar colours. Mango and grapefruit on the nose from the start. Big Kernel fruit flavour, plenty of lychee, passion fruit. Sweet and juicy. Lilt-esque. It then gets slightly resinous, before the alcohol comes in. I got a noticeable alcohol warmth from this that sometimes I donít from the other duty threshold IPAís from the Kernel. A great beer, of course. íRubicon guava poured over peanutsí Ė canít top that [21042012]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
330ml bottle from....somewhere in Cov in the Oerbier balloon. My rating is based on a whole bottle poured clear (initially), not an eggcupful of dregs. Dusted gold with a fine-moussed foam. Gets a 1.4 for the nose alone; Tropical Starburst, passion fruit, urinal, celery, blackcurrant, spliff, ladyís neck. This is a beautiful beer exemplfying everything that I love about English beer at the moment; massive, perfumed, new world hop exoticsim; malt-soft, cask-like condition, irresistable drinkability. Diaphanous malts not smothering the hops. I think it tastes like galangal, a whole pack of Tropical Starburst chews crammed in your gob at once, Rubicon Guava poured over peanuts, Darjeeling, celery, passion fruit.....but donít listen to me. Comparisons undersell itís beauty. Good as faultless.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jamestulloch (1055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
Aroma: Kiwi, guava, mango and subtle banana. Incredibly powerful aroma.

Appearance: Hazy gold body. Foamy pure white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Tropical fruit flavours - similar to the wonderful aroma, but with a more citrus notes (lemon and lime). Very hoppy, very bitter and well balanced. It is extremely moreish and the 7.4% ABV is very well hidden.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation.Wonderful long-lasting bitter finish.

Overall: An incredible beer, perhaps the best Iíve tasted. This is a hoppy, fruity, bitter IPA that could be enjoyed again and again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
cloudy yellow, small white head. yeasty aroma, some hops, mild. flavor is citrussy hoppy, candy, good bitterness (pine). quite fruity/citrussy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. A murky dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, hops, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops and medium notes of lemons, straw, and yeast, leading to a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle, At PapsÝ tasting. Very cloudy light orangey with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is exotic and citrusy fruity, quite overwhelming and very enticing. Taste is much the same, a mellow malty backbone with load of fruity hops. Yummy, one of the best offerings from The Kernel Iíve had yet.


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