kermis (9019) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
deanso (7920) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk.
thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
planky84 (2709) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Brigadier (3470) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JohnCook101 (522) - - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy deep copper with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of pine, grass, grain and wood. Flavours of citrus fruits, cereal, wood, marmalade. Slightly sweet initially, leading to robust bitter finish. Medium bodied with moderate and very fine carbonation. Slick mouthfeel, slightly oily. Well balanced. Lovely.
HenrikSoegaard (12637) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Heavy hoppy and moderate malty wonderfull powerfull aroma. Wondefull heavy hoppy flavor. Flowers and abricot dominating. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palale. World class.
saxo (16048) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, apricot, citrus, pine, hops and malt. Wonderful.
Rune (10493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half poured from tap at The Hanging Bat. Patchy surface to a cloudy, orange-gold body. Fresh and rather mild aromas of orange and tropical fruits. The taste follows the nose with succulent juicy fruits on a backbone of modest malty sweetness. Rounded and lingering bittersweet tail. Well bodied. Drinking pleasure, indeed (Edinburgh 07.08.2013).
The_Osprey (5288) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2.5 months old. Peachy pink/orange with a little white head. Smell is initially peachy and pungent, settles down to become more citrusy. Carbonation is fairly high, can definitely taste the alcohol on this one. A little sharp and spicy in the finish. Not getting much fruit. Maybe a little old, but still OK.