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The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Nelson Sauvin

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle conditioned; Special. Was also available on draught at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14422) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13132) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1379) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
AT 6,8% ABV. Fructe exotice, dar și prospețime de coajă de grapefruct, corp moale. Perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Usual Kernel class. Crisp body. Tangy, leafy, tropical squash. Glassy, boiled sweet papaya.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (466) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2525) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2861) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. As Nelson Sauvin Simcoe. 6.8%. Hazy, dark orange. Kernel head. The hop combination in this is really good. The Nelson seems to come through first. Bit of tang. Crisp and clean. Then the skunky Simcoe. Bitter throughout. Hugely quaffable.

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