BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. Couldnít fail.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 doesnít 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!
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, itís a solid hoppy IPA
jamestulloch (1223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6.7% version May 2013 from the brewery. Pours clear orange gold with a slight haze, needed a good swirl in my Duvel glass to get rid of some of the carbonation to release all the aromas and flavours. I really love Simcoe. And the aroma on this is pure Simcoe. Piney cat pee. Lovely. Really good in mouth too. Just delicious. So drinkable. Good bitterness on finish and that pure Simcoe pine sharp grapefruit finish. Gorgeous.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at the Rake. Clear copper thin beige head. Decent simcoe aroma. Even a bit of funk. Not sure. Bit hard in the mouth. You do get that with American style ipa. Very hard candy. Tastes its strength too. Its cool, if a tad hard 3.3/5. Re-rate at Bottle Shop Canterbury. 7.4% abv. Gorgeous simcoe aroma. Some creamy vanilla in the mouth. Light bitterness on the finish. Touch of sweet alcohol.
PhillyCraft (3069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with small white head, good lacing. Aromas and taste of soap, rye, smoke, and astringent grains. Not bad, wish it was a little bit fresher.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does anyone know if Danny has ever drunk this? Iím not sure heís even drunk any Kernels before. In fact Danyul. More floral bitter, good.
Earlier Rating: 4/28/2013 Total Score: 3.7
Iím sorry. A nice hurt? The Widowlickers? Foetus Eaters? Lifeís certainty? Dribbling Cabbages?
jmgreenuk (4003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy, long-lasting white head. The aroma is grass and nettles, leading to a grassy hoppy medium bitter flavour with a little dry spice and pepper on the back of the palate and in the finish. An ideal summer drink. Serve fresh and cool! This is the 6.7% version.