bytemesis (6971) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Secret Santa! Pours hazy orange, medium off-white head, nice lacing, Aroma is grassy, dank, perfume and spruce. Flavor follows, light sweet, medium bitter, sprucy with perfume and dankness. Medium body.
daniele (8100) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle oro velata buona schiuma persistente naso fruttato leggero erbaceo buona seccheza buon amaro beverina
Ktwse (4101) - 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 (1923) - 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 (2851) - 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 (2973) - 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 (2233) - 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 (3710) - 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 (19385) - 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 (7882) - 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.