tommann (2295) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a medium head. Aroma is mango and lime with some banana malt underneath. Taste is grassy lime to start. Mango and banana strong bitter finish.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery, pours a nice hazy yellow, smell of citrus and a bit of light fruitiness, taste is similar. good offering.
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle, provided by Ole Anders. Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head.Aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Taste of gooseberry, dry and crisp hops. Very smooth and nice.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Practically opaque amber, small white head. Nose is definitely Nelson Sauvin, tropical fruits and pineapple. Something earthy as well. Interesting. Slightly sweet palate, somewhat orangey, quite malt-forward but that’s not a bad thing. Finish is short and only slightly bitter. Nice, my sort of IPA.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th September 2011
Hazy gold amber beer, tidy white head. Nose is mostly Citra. Smooth palate with a trailing crispy edge. Rich Nelson Sauvin showing as earthy here and with a touch of grape. Rich Citra presents fresh orange and some bitter marmalade. Leads to a pretty bitter finish. Finishes semi dry with quite a bitter linger. Quite a ’dirty’ IPA but very flavoursome.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBESG. Kernel Citra and nelson sauvin ipa 7.1% lots of orange tangerine fruit. Cloudy orange. Orange hoppy and good 4
3.6. Bottle at home. Wow, that is a really tasty beer. God it’s good. I love these style of IPAs. Just the tangerine and satsuma fruit is just amazing. Flavour is really good. Touch of earthyness. But the mouthfeel is excellent and the fruit is just glorious. It sings. It’s almost like having a beer smoothie. Not hugely bitter or "hoppy" but hugely fruity and gorgeous.
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery. Poured light brown with little head. Slightly yeasty with citrus and grass aroma. Very interesting.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are tinned pineapple juice with kiwi and gooseberry. Straw and floral notes with strawberriesand cream. Lemon meringue with caramel and spices. Flavours are light caramel and biscuit with strawberry, blackberry and some earthy, spicy hops. Pineapple with yeast and pepper. Dry on the finish. Juicy and herbal. Decent.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle from the brewery. ABV was 6.4%. Gusher bottle, extremely cloudy yellow beer, low head. Intense aroma of catpiss and spruce. Flavour of "spruce" hops. Not at all what I expected from Citra and Nelson Sauvin.
EdKing (1556) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Kernel. Pours orange and very cloudy, which does not abate. Nose is big citrous and grapefruit from the citra balanced with the berry fruit of the nelson. Bit of blueberry, blackberry and some creaminess in their too. Complex.