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

bottled
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2483) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden yellow pour with bubbly white head, tangerine aroma, taste has citrus, tangerine some pine, hint of pepper, decent bitterness, clean tasting, very nice.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with thin off white head, malty, floral and fruity aroma, taste is well balanced between malt and hop bitter some sherbet sweet citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
At home- 14 December 2013. 2 week old bottle. South London boom 'ting, ya seen? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a finger white head. Smell nice earthy grapefruit and citrus hop. Taste musty, dirty, bitter, orange peel and lemon zest, more earth on the after taste. Lighter body, easy drinking. Very well done IPA

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k2cr2o7 (66) - SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
Cerveza con el color típico de las IPA’s. Olor muy frutal y floral, prácticamente igual que el lúpulo simcoe fresco. Esta cerveza también lleva lúpulo Summit (supongo que para dry-hopping), en mi opinión, en exceso, ya que deja quizás demasiado amargor. Aún así, es muy buena IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
I was surprised at the excellent balance of this simcoe single hop beer. Bronze-brass body with decent head. The aroma is of forest and thickets densely hoppy, wonderfully so with some evergreen resin and gentle woodiness and hop pellet dust. The body too resonates with these qualities--evergreen forest, dense woods and lovely touches of hop resin. Excellent balance. This one rises above the sum of its parts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Hazy Gold with a generous White head. Aroma of citrus. Lemon, Grapefruit and Orange peel. Flavour has a worthy Malt presence and satchels full of Simco. Couldn’t fail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 6, 2013
06/07/2013 330ml bottel (thanks Theydon_Bois!). Dorata carica, mediamente limpida, schiuma biancastra abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori di pesca, agrumi e resina, malto ben percettibile. In bocca una base di malto (caramello) e un finale amaro prolungato. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Non male.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This smashingly juicy American-style IPA showcases mango, peach and orange fruitiness atop bitter hop resins in a clean, polished and bubbly mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the hazy orange (which is quite bright without the yeast pour).
-The tropical fruitiness is beautifully balanced out by the coniferous resins. A beautiful hop this Simcoe, used very professionally.
-There is lots of yeast in the bottle, but even when you pour it in it doesn’t take away much of the hop flavor.
-Drinkability is medium, which is to be expected in these American-style IPAs which pack a punch.
-This is an IPA which can stand on its own versus the best American examples. Bravo!

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (760) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
330 ml bottle 6.7% abv bottled 8/4/13. Pours murky orange / brown, with a fair bit of yeast sediment. Big Simcoe hoppy aroma, seville orange, grapefruit, juicy and tangy before ending with a bitter finish. As usual from Kernel, it’s a solid hoppy IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Very murky golden body with lots of yeast flecks floating around. This is yeasty even by usual Kernel standards. Massive white head that holds well. Lots of sticky lacing marks. Pungent hoppy aroma - freshly cut blood orange, lychee, grapefruit, candy and pine resin. Sharper than the sweet aroma suggests. Orange, grapefruit, pine and pineapple. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A very fruity IPA. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for its strength.


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