visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Clear orange with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, peaches, malt and a hint of citrus. Lightly sweet with a fruity flavour and a mild and pleasant bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. Medium body. Nice IPA! (2013-01-26)
CraftBeerNick (711) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at home from the Lovibonds guest Brewery tap, 25th January 2013. Not as full on aroma as some of The kernel Ipas, and not as fruity in the taste, it is also less oily, prefer a fuller mouth feel, musky taste to finish. Pretty good
jamestulloch (997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: White grape, orange, mango and yeast. Unusual aroma of tomatoes on the vine.
Appearance: Murky orange body with a thin off-white head. No lacing.
Taste: Tangy New Zealand hop flavours - lemon and mango. Lingering bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.
Overall: I think Nelson Sauvin is one of the most unusual hops out there - I’m still not sure if I love it or just find it interesting. This beer showcases it well.
foxo82 (630) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dean Swift near Tower Bridge. Cloudy orange like a hefe. V strong over-ripe orange aroma with smokey grapefruit and lots of other things I can’t begin to describe. If only all beers smelt like this... Tastes less bitter than the aroma. Light-ish despite the ABV. Smooth and thin like wine. Bitter tang fizz on the tongue. Superior beer. Superb balance. I have been spoilt tonight.
rlgk (9034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewery. The board at the brewery says 7.4 %. Hazy golden/apricot color, with a beautiful lasting offwhite/yellowish head. Great fruity hop aroma, passion fruit, mango, pine, caramel, pineapples, floral, grapefruit notes, woody, citrus, orange, clementines, biscuits, acidic, the different tropical fruits just keep coming. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, pine needles, woody, citrus, orange peels, clementines, floral, earthy, leather notes, herbal, pears, pineapples, grapes, mango, biscuits, banana notes. Fruity hop finish with caramel, grapes, pineapples, passion fruit, orange and lemongrass. Magic, one of the best IPA:s I have tried.
BenH (1984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber orange with white head. Spicy peppery grapefruit aroma, orange. Similar flavours. Oily texture, slightly sticky with a bitter finish. Nice
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at 7.4% ABV from the Beer Boutique, Putney. The usual murky amber pour (the only thing I find disappointing with these beers, surely some finings could be used) with just a trace of translucent head; beautiful tropical fruit aroma; clean, crisp, sweet grapefruit flavour; with some added woody bitterness towards the finish, which seems rather shorter lasting than usual.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ The Kernel. The pour’s hazy deep gold with a small head. The nose is strong, funky nelson hops. Loads of piss, gritty earth, soft citrus fruits and dirty bucolic aromas. The taste is wonderfully aggressive funky new world hops. Loads of bitter root, more piss, light cheese and soft pineapple. Dried mouldy grass. Medium body, active, bright palate. Overall, fantastic. So fresh and full of character.
RichTheVillan (1965) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Pours a cloudy orange, mango and tropical fruit aroma, love trying the Kernel single hop pale ales as it gives you a good idea of individual hop taste and aroma’s and I do love this fruity NZ hop.
teorn88 (1914) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at the brewery. Pours a clear golden colour with a huge white soapy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy, with flowers and grapefruits. Taste is grainy, grassy and hoppy. Moderately bitter. Thin/medium mouthfeel witg good carbonation. Overall, very nice and tasty pale ale, still easy to drink and refreshing.