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The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11294) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from S.H Jones, Banbury, Oxon. Gold with white head. The usual Kernel treatment of an excellent hop type, a crisp, fresh malt delivering clean flavours from the hop, resinous, slightly oily then tropical fruits. Lovely stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (961) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 15, 2015
330 ml, bottled 25.03.15 at 7.1% ABV, from Ales by Mail.
Amber, hazy body, with a big, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of citrus, pineapple, mango, some berries, candy.
Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, subtle pine, biscuit, honey, some candy.
Medium, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, medium bitter, piney, zesty, citric, also sweet malty.

Tasty! Clean, greatly balanced and very quaffable. The nose is a bit light, but the taste is a pleasant combination of juicy fruit notes and a very smooth malt backbone, with a perfect, smooth mouthfeel and finish. Another delicious IPA by The Kernel, but still not my favourite of them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
Many thanks to Gavin for the bottle. Pours an amber color, with a huge, bubbly head. Offers aromas of citrus topped papaya, together with cakey malts and a pleasant dankness. Underneath is a layer of ice bonbon infused grassiness detectable, which lets the juicy fruits blend flawlessly into the sweeter malt foundation of the beer. Has a medium carbonation and a soft mouthfeel, turning instantly dry during the beers finish, complimenting the hops well. Tastes of bready, dough malts with a hint of salted caramel to them, getting joined by ripe, sweet fruits, exhibiting red apple, tangerine and mango. This produces an surprisingly sweet melange, which then gets balanced by an incredibly bitter citrus hoppiness, introduced by the recognizable carbonation. Slick citrus pulp features a bitter, long lasting finish, swallowing almost the complete initial predominant malt sweetness. Convinces by its great, soft, clean mouthfeel and extreme versatility, including a great balance between sweet fruits and citrus bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled 25.03.15 - Pours orange with a thick white head. Aroma of juicy tropical fruits, hop canes, mango, citrus, pine, crisp caramely maltiness and grass. Taste is crisp and hoppy with loads of tropical fruits, mango, citrus, pine, caramel, some grass and malts. Finish is hoppy, crisp and fruity. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (879) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
ABV 7.1% 33cl bottle at home from beerritz. Body is hazy orange, head is small, white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is tropical fruits, flavor is fruity, soap, grapefruit, light spices. Medium sweet, heavy hoppy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy bitter. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Tasty fine hoppy beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JackMandarin (60) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Luvians, St Andrews. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is the usual Kernel-grade burst of fresh hops. Skunky. Totally tropical taste! Nice mouthfeel. Lots of sweet malt to taste. Ripe tropical fruits. Strong bitterness. Beautifuuly balanced brew. Great IPA from The Kernel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (430) - - APR 26, 2015
Big, piney & citrus, clean & fresh tasting. An excellent but subtle hop taste. Rated by BrewTom

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
2014-10-19 Bottle. Pours pale orange in color with a white head. Hoppy Simcoe aroma. Beer is dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smithld1 (30) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle at tap east. Bottled less than a month ago. Small persistent head. Well carbonated. Good but fading lacing. A typical kernel ipa. It does not disappoint but doesn’t hit quite the intense highs of other kernels - a high bar though. Smells better than it tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1539) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Tap @Euston Tap. Cloudy golden, frothy offwhite head. Citrus piney aroma, orange and peach. Fruity, bittet flavour, sweet citrus and bubblegum.


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