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The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned & keg; Occasional.
ABV may vary. Previously 6.9%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (1089) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Another super hoppy, but amazingly easy to drink ipa from kernel. Marmalade on the nose, with lots of bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Tasting at Mrk’s. Bottle from De Molen webshop, arrives with date past best before date. Nonetheless a very nice hoppy, fruity, lime, pine, flowery IPA. Oily sweet deep bitter finish. Good stuff! Backlog from 2014/12/06.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (595) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
Yields a cloudy golden-amber color with a small, stable white head. Offers a very diversified, inviting hop profile, featuring water melon, blood orange, pine apple, apple peel and a soft touch of lime. The beer has a honey sweet maltiness to it, which gets balanced by lime and wet grass, leaving the focus on the hops. A skunky sweet undertone adds to the malts, countering the beers otherwise utmost refreshing, crisp impression. Has a very soft, medium carbonation, establishing a creamy, pleasant mouthfeel. Tastes from the very beginning of a profound, honey sweet maltiness with an aqueous softness to it, together with a note of dough. Hops add a nice, lemony bite to the honey, carefully establishing a crisp counterpart to the malts. Until the finish, malts and hops are pretty much on par, with a well working, soothing aqueous quality being well recognizable. Dank qualities with prickly, juicy lemon get most distinct after the swallow, while leaving the palate in a clean, smooth fashion. This drinks fairly easy, while its actual hop qualities shine surprisingly late, which may be due to the honey maltiness, getting picked up way faster than the complex bitterness. On the palate, hops appear to be much more streamlined than on the nose, which may be necessary to be able to balance the profound malt backbone effectivly. They are certainly able to do so, even removing an initial malty slickness, while establishing a convincing, pungent lime punch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Gary. Pours hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is fresh, peach, mango, pineapple, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Finish is juicy and light resinous, nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Probably the best british american style ipa ive had but still not great. Hazy golden color with minimal head. Aroma is mild scallion, flowers, and tropical fruits. Taste is where this falls short again. Lacks punch in flavor and has an off doughy yeastyness that i get in most kernel beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5128) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle, decent, excellent base beer, the hops where very boring, cant really tell what this is, very light aroma and very light flavor This is still a very british beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pinky77 (148) - - SEP 25, 2015
Bevuta alla spina. Colore ambra. Sentori di frutta tropicale. Al palato malto e fagrumi, pesca. Molto equilibrata. ne berrei a litri. Decismente meravigliosa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14894) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle 330ml (AbM)
Hazy orange yellow color, small steady white head, some lace. Nice intensive citrus, pineapple, gooseberry bush hoppy-fruity aroma. Medium, almost full-bodied. Nicely fruity flavor, pineapple, passion fruit, some grass and citrus. Sweetish and fruity IPA more than bitter and oily. Good stuff especially if you like Mosaic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonb5 (466) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Almost a half pint at the Craft Beer co Clerkenwell. A: Cloudy, golden, not much of a head, minimal amount of lacing. S: Mango, not too much else but nice. T: On the sweet side, also followed the nose, subtle for a stronger beer, not too boozy. M: Smooth, slightly chewy texture, tiniest hint of a coarse edge from the booze. O: I really liked this one, didn’t over do anything, but was pretty interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (634) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, labelled as 7.3%. Appearance- a cloudy burnt amber, with a half-finger white head. Aroma- creamy malt, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, quite a lot of mango, some pineapple juice. Taste- plenty of creamy malt in this one, bitter orange peel, marmalade, grapefruit juice, peach, biscuity malt, bitter hop resins, fairly short creamy finish. Really well-balanced IPA, excellent.


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