DanielBrown (4096) - 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 (341) - 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 (2346) - , 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.
AdiBeer (1986) - 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 (740) - 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.
Garrold (2496) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pricey290483 (665) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from noble wines a very nice beer lovely pale colour with lots of fruityness on the aroma good hop kick in the taste and bitter finish a good one
Theydon_Bois (12578) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, acquired from Mother Arch, 24/05/15.
Rich golden amber with a well presented off white head that retains well.
Nose is citric pith, bitter orange, light mineral, bread dough, straw, mandarin, melon.
Taste comprises tangerine, sweet notes, light perfume, citric tinged straw, mandarin, light pine needle, melon.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent well rounded IPA.
RichTheVillan (4360) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, citrus and grape aroma, taste has zesty citrus, pine, some grapefruit, passion fruity, slightly oily mouthfeel, excellent.
CraftBeerNick (1211) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 6.8 version, 21st May 15. This poured cloudy, aroma slightly muted for a Kernel. Taste is fruity, not as aromatic as some and unusually the alcohol is present. OK, but not the finest Kernel