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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Keg at the Bat. Cloudy yellow with good white head. Then hops, hops, hops. Touch of lemon zest. Could do with a bit more malt backbone, but still a nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
[keg, the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Hazily opaque lemon yellow beer, with a decently voluminous bubbled head. Aroma is orange, tangerine, sherbet lemon and some light pine. Similar flavours, before an unexpected (for Kernel) whack of alcohol on the finish. Great stuff, and at 7%, it got me into trouble, I can tell you [19062013]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14449) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
16th June 2013
So what to enter for my 10K rating? Not my 10K beer because Iíve yet to wrestle my backlog completely under control. So a good double whammy to also enter my 200th Kernel. A brewery that has given me so much pleasure over the last few years - itís quite rude! Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry with mild carbonation. Creamy malt, trace of lactose. Strong floral Motueka does nice things to the Stella - tames it a bit! Whisper of skunk. Citrus spice and a touch of pineapple cube sweets. Dry and slightly creamy finish. Excellent balance of these 2 diverse hops and as always with this fantastic brewery - effortlessly drinkable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Keg at Cask. It pours hazy gold with a small white head. The nose is pine, orange, tangerine, sherbet, touch of marmalade and hay. The taste is orange, mango, assertive bitterness, resin, earthy, wood, light alcohol and pithy grapefruit with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Juicy and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle @ The Kernel. The pourís hazy amber with a small head. The nose is very sweet cookie dough, sheet cake, sugar cookies. Some lemon and musty tropical fruit mash. The taste is tropical fruit leather. Some pineapple, lemon peel. Quite cheesy, dirty funk on the finish. South pacific hoppy funkiness. Light body. Overall, not Kernelís brightest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13256) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
33cl bottle from the brewery. Very hazy orange gold colour, cream coloured head. Some tropical fruit, but also a touch of light cheese on the aroma too. Itís full in the mouth, good mouthfeel and decent finish. Had this straight after the Simcoe IPA which was a mistake as I love Simcoe and this doesnít quite live up to it, although the mouthfeel is good. Decent and very full in flavour. No Simcoe though

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Bottle at home, from Royal Mile Whiskies, 08/06/13. Pours dark amber orange with a mahoosive light off white head. Nose is juicy hops, citrus, bitter grapefruit, touch of biscuit, caramel, mineral notes. Taste comprises caramel malt, hops, astringent bitterness, orange pith, light grapefruit notes, mineral tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Solid IPA from Kernel but not one of my favourite hop combos.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1387) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
bottled on 07/05/13. Pours cloudy orange colour with white head. Big aroma - floral, tropical fruit juice, pineapple, some orange and a slight funkiness. Nice and full in mouth. Sweetness first, then big grapefruit, good earthiness with an edge of vegg maybe (see what I did there), then citrus tonic bitterness to finish. Well balanced too. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1093) - SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Properly opaque golden haze, wee whipped head. Well proven flatbread wafery nose keeping a cap on mango with a weird touch of wateryness and sweaty kale. Neat relationship of sparkly pine and thick grapefruit swells, with a wee hoy sin lick that rakes things over the ABV. Dense but smooth carbonation protects a big bitterness with some salty dryness, popcornish crunch, on the finish.
Fairly disappointing all in all, no bombast or cutting edge. The Riwaka was much more enjoyable.

Bottle, The Beer Hive, Edinburgh

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
On tap at brewery, loved this one! Cloudy pale golden yellow colour, beautiful tropical IPA aromaís, very well balanced fresh taste, with a slight citrusy bitterness. Not too sweet, medium to full bodied creamy mouth feel, alcohol seemed fairly well hidden for 7%. Refreshing and very easy to drink!


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