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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, dry, orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130815]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Grainy, light peachy and grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, bitter and crisp hoppy into a medium dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
16th June 2013
So what to enter for my 10K rating? Not my 10K beer because I’ve 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 - it’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13580) - 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. It’s 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 doesn’t quite live up to it, although the mouthfeel is good. Decent and very full in flavour. No Simcoe though

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle shared at the brewery - thanks to Jack. Pours cloudy gold with a creamy, white head. Lots of salty pee in the nose, some lemon. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of rindy bitterness, some boozy kick, light minerals, fine bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, moderately resinous with ripening orange, tangerine, some pine needles. Nice IPA overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Hazy golden/apricot beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy herbal aroma, caramel, spicy, roasted, grassy, floral, some chocolate (!). Hoppy bitter flavor, caramel, herbal, really bitter, floral, dandelions, perfume notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8155) - The ’Sham, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Hazy yellow to slight orange color, small to medium sized white head. Nice aroma of fruity hops, mango, peach. Taste is also very fruity, hops, mango, peach and subtle bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Opaque orange amber with a low white head. Huge guava, Starburst, lime, warm OJ, triple sec, curry leaf and blackcurrant chew nose. Soapy, floral, deeply bitter and nutty flavour with liquorice, bitter orange and lavender hop. Soft, almost still condition. No surprises: typically murky, aromatic Kernel with exotic hop and deep grounding malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6671) - 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.


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