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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2682) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
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)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (861) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10264) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2245) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy amber orange with white head. Spicy peppery grapefruit aroma, orange. Similar flavours. Oily texture, slightly sticky with a bitter finish. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4448) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4566) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2742) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
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.


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