tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/XII/15 - on tap @ Billies Bier Kafétaria (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2015-1683)
Little cloudy blond to beige beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, little chemical, rubbery touch. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity start, some citrus, sweet ripe mango, some melons, bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste: citrus, exotic fruits, very gentle bitterness, pineapple juice. Lovely beer! Had seconds. :p
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 230915
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Nice light rusty amber looking, big white foam head which dissipates to thin and then nothing. Nose is rich, earthy, citrousy, grapefruit, lemon, ripe mango, passion fruit, slightly chalky minerals, earthy rain on tarmac and volcanic rock. Taste is citrousy, hoppy, grapefruit, lemon, bitter citrous peel, chalky minerals, earthy rain on tarmac, pain. Fresh and juicy, hoppy IPA. Soft fruit, chalky minerals. this one’s a good ’un.
chrisv10 (15277) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as "India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Simcoe", 6.8%. Hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, white grapes and tropical fruits. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, tropical fruits, litte sweet, peach, notes of white grapes and medium bitter.
dnicolaescu (1974) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 Strong tropical fruit, zesty and grapefruit freshness. Subdued malts. Smooth body and very drinkable. Nothing stands out - just a „correct” well-crafted beer.
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Usual Kernel class. Crisp body. Tangy, leafy, tropical squash. Glassy, boiled sweet papaya.
Ysok02 (995) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une magnifique IPA au nez sur les agrumes, le houblon, les épices, à la bouche tendue, minérale, ciselée avec un équilibre superbe. Un très belle IPA
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Cloudy pour with a white head. Citrus fruit and wet grass nose. Flavours of peach and citrus with a nutty bite. Bitter finish.
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: massive bubblegum, tropical fruits, overripe melon. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet.
Palate: tropical fruits, mango, melon, soft carbonation, long finish, medium body. Overall: very nice IPA, typical Kernel standard, well-balanced and immensely complex. Bottle at Powder Keg Diplomacy, Clapham.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (bottled on 21-04-2015). Light amber, quite hazy, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting off white head. Oh yes, "fresh" Kernel IPAs always smell so good: sticky pine needles, light mint bubblegum presence, plenty of both tropical and citrusy hop notes. Overall very clean and inviting aroma if not too powerful. Even better in the mouth: perfectly balanced with absolutely no astringency whatsoever, lingering and solid bitterness, clean and persistent. Pleasent fruity (peaches, grapefruit) and resiny aftertaste. Juicy at first but perfectly dry and refreshing in the end. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. I’m starting to think that <2 months old Kernel hoppy beers are always 4+ beers. Damn.