ATulloch (146) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from emporium. Pours a light golden with I small frothy head which lasts. Incredible fruity aromas, basically like smelling um bongo (on the button BeerCast_Rich) the taste is still fruity but more soapy with a hoppy pine Finish. Very drinkable for a 7.2% (well hidden)
Brewtique (11) - Macclesfield, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewtique, Macclesfield. After hearing many good things about this beer, I was very excited to try it. And lets say, it certainly didn’t disappoint.
A: This beer is very clear in the bottle. However, once the beer had been chilled slightly, it poured a mirky yellow due to chill haze (a somewhat signature appearance of all Kernel) with a small but tight head.
S: Wow, this beer smells amazing. Tropical fruits, pineapple and citrus. Mosaic certainly sums up the aroma from this hop!
T: After smelling profusely and tucking in, this beer holds up still. Fresh and very light taste of citrus and pineapple. No hint of the ABV at all, like drinking fruit juice.
P: Nice and thin mouthfeel with a little carb, making this beer go down all to easy.
O: Amazing IPA, easy to drink and packed full of flavour. Think alcoholic tropical juice. Well done Even.
Sjohnh (539) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favourite Kernel so far - I like the sherbet tropical fruit endowed by the Mosaic hops. Citrus kiwi, mango, passion fruit, fresh apple, tangerine. Light straw colour, little head, some lacing. Light / medium bodied. Bitter undercurrent is just right - not too strong. Very good.
hallinghansen (2468) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at World Cup Brasil tasting. Unclear golden body with a medium white head. Hops, citrus, clean, grass. So delicious.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery. Poured a hazy golden, with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, lychee and yeast esters. Mango and passionfruit flavours, with some dry grain. Finish was bitter resin, earthy grain and straw.
JulienHuxley (4637) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the BeerTemple. Clear very pale gold pour with lacy white head. Aroma is super hoppy, fruity kiwi-mango, soapy, grassy, hints of cat piss, citra style. Taste is quite bitter, very light maltiness, slightly strange mix of pine and tropical fruit with wet bitter grass. Palate is light, well carbed, very dry. An IPA that showcases all of Kernel’s mastery, yet I become more and more convinced that mosaic is not my hop.
The_Osprey (4221) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014
May 2014 - Bottle, 2 months old, 6.9%, into tulip. Hazy dull orange, lightly sparkling, very small white head. Aroma - is not that appetising. I’m mostly getting urinal (urine and pine), chemical, straw, orange in the background. Body is light, pretty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is semi-sweet, herbal, grapefruit, light bitterness, tacky dry finish. Nice enough - balanced, soft flavours yet comes across as very hoppy. (3.5)
July 2014 - Bottle, 2 weeks old, 7.2%. Hazy vibrant yellow, sparkling, small white head. Aroma - musty lemon, touch of pineapple, lager. Body is medium, quite foamy, a little spritzy. Taste is straw and grapefruit with a touch of alcohol coming through. (3.5)
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Beermerchant. Tapped 040314, bb 040714. Golden color, slightly hazy, good foam. Aromas of hops , citrus, pine , some fruitiness., pineapple , and the distinct catpiss aroma.Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg the craven arms Birmingham. Golden colour halo white head. Aroma is strong citrus hops. Taste is stong citrus lemon peel good strong hoppy bitterness. Medium body prickly mouthfeel decent mouthfeel. Very good.
SarkyNorthener (3347) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg@craven arms, birmingham. Cloudy yellow beer with residual head. Aroma is hoppy and citrus. Taste is citrus, hops and a little pine resin. Slightly oily on the palate. Good beer.