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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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Resinous and piney hop aroma, citrusy, notes of grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, orange zest, a touch of hay. Taste is resinous and piney bitter hoppy, hints of grapefruit, apricot, mango, a grassy touch of hay, complementing caramel malty basis. Excellently balanced, though not really clean; crafty and precisely scruffy and unsettled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from ?Jacks? Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames 16.07.13 consumed at home 18.07.13 On first glance there would be little to differentiate this and the Wild Beer Madness IPA (just consumed) colour wise this is also hazy orange with medium sized white head, the nose is more subtle here, clearly it is hoppy but if it is possible to detect sweetness on the nose then this has it, I think I know what I mean. This is soft in mouth, the hops are bitter and sweet, in fact when compared to the Wild beer this is much further down the sweetness spectrum. Curly fruity flavours in the mouth, it is juicy, with a streaky sweetness, there is plenty going on and it is great to compare this with yhe Wild beer this is is much more of a slow burner with a late finish, overall it just about draws level but you would never have imagined this early on. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Glorious. Spent my evening with a bunch of toss monkeys. The highlight? A prick telling 20 odd jokes in a 15 minute presentation and not a laugh could be heard apart from his own. Almost enjoyed that as much I am enjoying this beer. Yet another marvellous Kernel creation. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle bought at the brewery. Hazy amber in colour, with a tight, off-white head. Massive hoppy, aroma of tangerines, gooseberries, white grapes and biscuity malts. Juicy, leafy mouth feel, with more citrus and tropical fruits, a hint of green herbs and gentle, almost creamy malts. Finish was dryish with a hint of pine. What a hop combination. A truly world class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8201) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 04.06.2013. BBE 04.10.2013.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fresh fruits, floral hops, hay and caramel malts. Flavor of citric fruits, apricot, some resiny hops, hay and caramel malts. Bitter fruity palate, a bit oily even. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9106) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden with a white foam. Aromas are mango, pineapple and grapefruit with earthy, ripe apple and low pine. White grape juice with spiced oranges and bteady yeast. Bsse biscuit and caramel malts. Flavours are juicy tropical fruit with bitter lemon and grapefruit. Herbal with spritzy yeast and hints of mint. Woody and dry with warming, peppery alcohol. Washes over the tongue. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Mmm. Tasty, lemonadey nose. Flavour follows. Can’t be bothered with too analytical a rating but basically this is one of the worlds best brewers doing one of the great styles with three of the best hops, and it measures up. Rocking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle in Craft Brixton. Colour is cloudy orange, nice bubbley white head. Nose is citrous sweet, orange and grapefruit, caramel, mango tropical fruit, white sugar. Taste is soft sweet, lots of citrous sweetness (over bitter), grapefruit, orange, mango, little pineapple. Very citrous and sweet fruity. Re-rate on 29th Dec 2013. Has some ginger beer, spicy notes. Upgraded to a 4.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (5201) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; light yellow pour with off white head, big tropical fruit juice aroma, first sip has mandarin continues into zesty lemon perfectly complimented by a malty backbone, this is glorious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3980) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy amber brown, reasonable head. Hoppy aroma. Biscuit mango hop flavour. Very fizzy on palate, biscuit flavour. A great IPA.

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