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The Kernel India Pale Ale S.A.NS

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle conditioned; Special
Simcoe, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Keg at the vintage. Pours clear golden, nose is peach, orange, taste is juicy fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, licorice hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, licorice hops, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Lovely :D [20130815]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, Luvians, St Andrews, Fife. Hazy gold looker with a wee off-white head. Fruit and lovely hop aplenty came banging at the door in the nose. Similarly there was some really fine hoppage on show here flavour-wise .This does everything right. Another treat from the brewery that keeps on giving.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Peaches on the nose. You get a fruity sweetness, oranges and again peach straight up but then you get this hoppy bitterness which just oh so perfectly balances out the sweetness. Wonderful. 2013.08.02

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy amber with a long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is zesty hop citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice bitter malt alcoholic woody palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma of biscuity malt, light orange, light citrus. Flavor is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Big orange peel coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. White fluffy head with deep tangerine orange beneath. Aroma had wonderful depth but was subdued in comparison with other Kernel beers I have tried. Pineapple, resin, orange peel and floral notes from NS dominate. Decent amount of carbonation gives a bouncy palate with sweet fruit again prominent. The bitterness which ends is beautifully balanced by the citrus and malt. Great balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Hazy gold pour with a white head. Grapefruit, moss and wet grass aroma. Citrus, peach and apricot flavour. Quite an underlying malt texture. Long hoppy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to leaparsons for the bottle when I met up with him in Leicester. I have tried a couple of the different Kernel IPAs and all have been impressive. This one is no exception. If you ever get a chance to travel to the UK don’t pass on one of the best breweries in the UK.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy orange base grows a starchy white head as it builds in the glass. Carbonation lurks in the body. Peaches, oranges, rose hips, and powdered sugar residue from a bag of donut holes create a nice texture that is fruity and bright.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus, lemons, and a fresh bouquet of summer flowers brighten the palate. A creamy balance warms the throat. The bitterness builds in the back of the throat until reaching a pleasing peak. From the first sip to the last it does not disappoint. This is a world class release.

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