Ktwse (3744) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, mango, peach, citrus. Taste is medium pine bitter, very balanced, with a light sweetness kicking in just before the lingering bitter finish. Light, very smooth body with soft carbonation.
ElManana (1714) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Bitter, tasty, aromatic, very nice IPA as we're accustomed to with The Kernel.
sjogro (2190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting at Maakun’s. Bottle shared by me. Vers, fris, superfruitig ananas/sinaasappel. Backlog from 2015/10/16.
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours hazy orange. Nose is juicy, passionfruit, tropical fruits, peppery spices. Taste is juicy passionfruit, citrus hops, grass. Solid IPA.
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dull golden, decent head that’s still Sifting around. Nose is big squeaky passionfruit, fleshy blueberry and a dried on peach yogurt buzz. Ridic on fleek. Initial taste is a haunting pepperyness, creamy and grapey at the same time. Carbonation is fairly soft and a grinding but swift mouthfeel. Finishes strongly blueberry yogurt buzz, bootload of dryness and a soft sweet peppery linger. Not quite smash smashy but solid IPA lotion. Bottle, Beer Ritz Leeds. 7% BBF 12.03.16
MrTipple (3097) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light tropical fruits, mango, light passion fruits, some wine, grapes, grapefruit, light citrus. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, juicy exotic fruits again, mango and passion fruit, bitters coming up, intensifying, biter and dry finish. Overall: very nice IPA, maybe not the Kernel’s best, but very solid, great aroma and palate. Bottle from the brewery, Bermondsey.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, Bottled 12.11.15, bb 12.03.15, 1 month old
Cloudy dark blond color, a bit dull, with medium head. The aroma is pungent, typical Nelson Sauvin. The mouthfeel is not as dry as it could be; not the best malt backdrop, and it has a bit too much yeast character; but the hop is well present, with bitterness and quality.
Compared to the best American IPAs, not clean enough; I would choose a different yeast, less spicy, but at least the hops have been worked on nicely.
Very good beer.
Plovmand (7715) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is spicy hoppy with notes of cats piss, burned rubber, passion fruit and citrus. Bittersweet spicy hoppy flavor. Great balance.
MayumiH (822) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Cock Tavern. Murky orange. Fruity citrus aroma. Grapefruit taste with a good hop bite. Nice bittersweet finish. Perfect pre-school run beer.
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. My IPA rating # 500. Pours almost clear golden with a solid creamy white head. Strong aroma of peaches, apricot and passion fruit, lovely, just lovely. Taste has the same footprint as suggested by the aroma, loaded with fruits, mild bitter freshness, marmelade sweet malts, a combination which suits my palate as hand in glove. Thanks to Kernel which provides me with this nectar from Be(e)rmondsey, and also have given me some golden moments with their IPAs .