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The Kernel India Pale Ale S.A.NS

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

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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
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, thatís just beautiful. Aroma is so intense and so tropical fruit flavour laden itís 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foxo82 (709) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours a cloudy, slighty dirty shade of orange/brown, with a good sized head. Aroma is big - grapefruit hops, butter, orange, floral. Very strong - donít need to go too near to take it all in. Initial bitterness in the taste isnít too overpowering; this has balance. Again, grapefruit dominates but thereís also orange Calpol, strong alcohol, wood, honey. Dry, long bitter finish complements those sweet tastes very well. This is a bit special and a great way to reach 500 ratings.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (331) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Hell yeah. A complex, viscous, bittersweet clusterf**k between a grapefruit, the god of hops, and Diamanda Galas. Beaut.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (1578) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2013
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 Iíve tried, but no less flavoursome. Sublime.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (3517) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
downender (6526) - 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!


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