jd543 (427) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky honey colour, with a big white frothy head. Aroma of floral, piney, resinous, citrus, sweet hops. Taste is sweet with a long bitter finish. Thick oily texture with light carbonation. Pretty tasty.
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 04.06.13 - Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, exotic fruits, biscuity malts and juicy notes. Taste is hoppy, juicy and bitter with loads of floral notes, exotic fruits and hints of biscuity malts. Finish is juicy, fruity and hoppy with some warming alcohol and some stuffy notes. Nice, tasty, but slightly unbalanced IPA.
bytemesis (5559) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled June 4 - thanks a ton to Ben! Pours hazy amber gold with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus, tropical, pine resin, spruce tip, cat piss. Flavor is about the same, quite resinous. Little sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Pretty darn good, but I bet it was better in mid June!
JohnCook101 (504) - - 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.
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, 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.
planky84 (2644) - , 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.
Garrold (3333) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sourced Market, St. Pancras. 6.6%. Pretty murky, dark gold. Off white head of Kernel. Aromas of grapefruit pith. Orange juice. Peach stone. Bit of earthiness. Smells great. Taste is earthy bitter. Touch of tinned fruit sweetness. Soft, smooth, oily mouthfeel. Nice hop burps. Finish has a little sweetness amongst the pithy bitterness. Nice one.
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
olio (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.