RichTheVillan (3707) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; clear golden yellow pour with big foamy white head, orange aroma, taste has grapefruit, citrus, mandarin and a hint of pine also a slight touch of pepper, decent bitterness level and soft carbonation.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Kernel HQ, Bermondsey. A light & vibrant beer bursting with spiky pineapple, lemon and tropical zest. Very fresh tasting.
ErkkiH (6) - - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a rich, thick, sea shore-like head. Color is a delicious light amber. Aroma is an explosion of fruit and hop. Amazing taste, full of tropical fruit. Refreshing, slighly sweet, moderately hoppy. Crisp palate with a soft carbonation. Nice, extremely long finish.
mr_h (3167) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, pine, grassy, citrus aroma, no lacing, grapefruit, citrus, brief initial malty sweetness, quickly overpowered by the hops, over hopped, prolonged bitter citrus
gunnar (5767) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with madmitc76. Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy stable white head. Aroma is citrus and oranges with a good malty body underneath. Taste is all about the hops, fresh and juicy orange, light sweet marmelade at the rear, dry and bitter mouthfeel, lovely lingering juicy citrus.
chimpgibbon (339) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius 330ml @5%. 3 months since bottling so not in prime condition, but still a lovely IPA from Kernel. Tangerine and pineapple right through this hazy gold number. tartness on the end to balance it. Just great.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Inn Deep Glasgow. Bloody hell, this is a glorious ale... Absolutely delicious! Cloudy orange body, sweet citrusy aroma with malty tones, very wet taste, lovely wild fruit taste with a dry crisp finish. Again, absolutely delicious!
flying_pig (1030) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.20, 330ml):
Hoppy with plenty of pine and citrus notes to begin with, there is also a nice helping tropical notes along with some grapefruit, orange with some background caramel malts.
Cloudy, dark golden amber colour with a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well as in the glass. There is a pinky sized, foamy white head that holds very well.
Pine hops with some grapefruit and plenty of tropical fruits but it’s not quite as bitter as I was expecting from the smell. There is some sweetness and the caramel malts are more pronounced here but they still remain in the background throughout. More citrus and orange towards the end.
Smooth with a light medium body. As expected the beer is very bitter and full of citrus that gives it a nice tang towards the end and overall it has a nice balance with a crisp finish.
Another fine beer from The Kernel, this is the reason I pick up their beers any chance I get. This one looks fantastic and smells great too with a lot of tropical fruits and bitter pine hops to start off with.
leaparsons (8401) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and passion fruit with grapefruit and floral pine. Hints of mint with herbal notes and wood. Flavours are sweet lilt tropical fruit with dry woody notes. Grapefruit bitterness with resinous pine. Excellent.
bytemesis (3698) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks Ben! Bottled 3/12/2013. Pours cloudy amber-yellow with a few yeast floaties and a medium creamy beige head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, spruce, citrus, a touch of cat piss. Flavor is the same, very pine-needly, light biscuit malts. Light sweet, light bitter increasing somewhat to the finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel.