aleigator (558) - GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
androman (1141) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JackMandarin (87) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BrewTom (510) - - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, piney & citrus, clean & fresh tasting. An excellent but subtle hop taste.
Rated by BrewTom
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-10-19 Bottle. Pours pale orange in color with a white head. Hoppy Simcoe aroma. Beer is dry and bitter.
Smithld1 (75) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
martin00sr (1813) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @Euston Tap. Cloudy golden, frothy offwhite head. Citrus piney aroma, orange and peach. Fruity, bittet flavour, sweet citrus and bubblegum.
Fashawn (493) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra deliziosa,che mi lascia pienamente soddisfatto. Quel che voglio da una IPA, e kernel è sempre una garanzia. Birra bionda appena velata,con schiuma bianca fine e compatta abbastanza persistente. Al naso Jon è eccelsa,sento pochi agrumi, un po’ di fiori bianchi e tantissima resina. In bocca è diverso,confettura di arance,ribes, bel sapore dolce con una base biscottate che evolve gradualmente. Il finale è resinoso,poco pino,un po’ di terra però. Bello il passaggio,la birra è cremosa,corpo medio, buona la persistenza retroolfattiva come.il retrogusto che pulisce tutto. Ben fatto.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6454-20140705] Tap. Pine orange lemon peel aroma. Hazy, pale orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white. Buttery smooth orange pine hops flavour with a tangerine tart finish. Medium-full body. Delicious, very drinkable. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9
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