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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   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle conditioned; Special
Simcoe, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (428) - - AUG 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3275) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2518) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Tap at CBC Clerkenwell. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Quickly disappears leaving spotty lacing. Nose shows very punchy tropical fruits - mango, passionfruit, white grapes. Akin to passion fruit yoghurt, almost lactose notes. Taste akin to a tropical punch bowl of fruits. There is some light biscuit behind it all but the taste is overrun by largely tangy driven fruits. Bitter sweet profile with a medium - light mouth feel. Solid stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7955) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ The Kernel. Hazy amber with a tight white head. The nose is lemon cake, sweet mango and other tropical fruits. Quite sweet and easy on the nose. The taste is similar. Lemon rind, sugar cookies, mango and syrupy pear. Light earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Tap at CBC, Clerkenwell. Pours a clear golden colour with a big white head. Long lasting foam and lot of carbonation streming off the bottom of the glass. Aroma is hop forward on the fruity side, with pineapple and citrus. Taste is similarly fruity but not overly bitter. Grapefruit and peaches with a touch of acidic note in the finish. Medium mouthfeel and well carbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7201) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - 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.

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