jamestulloch (1571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Tropical fruit juice aroma - pineapple and mango. Dusty yeast.
Appearance: Dense, murky amber body with a medium white head that holds well. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Punchy hop flavour - mango, grapefruit and lime.
Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Less aggressively bitter than other Kernel IPAs I’ve tried, but no less flavoursome. Sublime.
CraftBeerNick (993) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in the garden, 5th July 2013. A lovely IPA, very balanced. Poured cloudy, aroma is very hop pleasant, taste is a hop sensation, fresh, tropical fruit, not too bitter, not too sweet. Lovely beer
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30th June 2013
Very hazy gold - amber beer, little white head. Light palate, crispy and slightly dry. Creamy malt base, mild minerals. Stunning hops - lovely Nelson Sauvin like grape and gooseberry with a gang of tropical fruits backing them up - peach being most readily identifiable. Finishes light and crispy with medium bitterness. A belter!
harrisoni (14132) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from brewery drunk at home. You drink a Kernel beer and you realise what hops were made for. Seriously just amazing. You almost take them for granted then you have one of these and your palate just jumps about and you go, yep, that’s just beautiful. Aroma is so intense and so tropical fruit flavour laden it’s stunning. Simcoe comes through so beautiful a hop. The soft citrus of the Amarillo, the aroma of the Nelson. Simcoe bitterness on the finish. I mean so fresh super fresh. The hops my god the hops. Not stupid overpowering, just fresh and super aromatic and tasty. Get out of here. This beer goes yard, out of the ballpark. Beautiful. Kernel have produced some stunning IPAs, this is up in the top echelon. Drunk in the space of 3 short songs, it was that good. Utterly sublime.
Leighton (11862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London - procured from the brewery a few days ago. Pours ever so slightly hazy gold with a strong, frothy off-white head. The aroma screams with juicy, ripening citrus, some mineral dryness, a bit of day-old cat urine. Medium sweet flavor with oodles of juicy citrus, touches of tropical fruits, more pee, enough bready malt base to hold it all together. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet and resinous to finish, dripping orange and papaya, softened pine needles, some further pee, hints of lime, tangerine. Delicious. Kernel on form.
spacecube (972) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, approx 4 weeks from bottling date. Nice hoppy aroma with sweet orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, guava, basically a lovely fruit salad. These 3 hops go really well together, finish is long, juicy and slightly bitter. Carbonation is quite lively, palate is resiny. Very nice.
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, thanks to Leighton for mueling this one from the brewery for me, 30/06/13.
Hazed golden orange with a good sized frothy white head.
Nose is juicy hops, sticky pine, bitter orange, tropical fruit sundae, light sugars.
Taste comprises fresh hops, light minerals, mango, pine, tangerine, melon, tiny hint of soap.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, super drinkable fayre!
Scopey (7413) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kernel. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is sweet tangerine, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, sponge cake and muffin. The taste bitter-sweet, sweet orange, juicy tropical fruit, tinned pineapple, peppery edge, touch of alcohol warmth and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Fruity, well balanced and very drinkable. Rather delicious stuff.
Niall73 (1868) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 04/06/12. Hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Big sweet pineapple aroma alongside tropical fruits and citrus. Fairly light and foamy though mildly carbonated. It’s fresh, sweet, bitter and dry with a crisp tropical fruity, grapefruit flavour. Good.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grain with pineapple and mango on the nose. Very juicy, bags of crisp flavour with hops, peach melba, fruit, and more grain. Pleasantly syrupy. What more can you say about this absolutely legendary brewery - complete dons! Delicious.