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The Kernel India Pale Ale Stella

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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Smells like doing the washing, soapy. Tastes fruity and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle shared with MesandSim, cheers mate! Pours a golden colour with a medium off white head. Pine, grapefruit, gimp mask, woody, caramel, pineapple, more juicy hops. Kernel are just brilliant. This isn’t their greatest work and it’s still gorgeous.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (613) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
Color: nice clear amber beer with small carbonization and small white foam. Smell: hoppy nose with herbal and fruity nose as mango, peach, citrus and lemon. Taste: hoppy explosion with lemon and lemongrass presence. Aftertaste: nice wet bitterness with citrus and lemon taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
High expectations. Right, peppery, piney nose with hints of burnt candy and lime. Pours golden with a steady head and persistant lace. Flavour is brilliant - big, peppery undertones lifted by mango, papaya and lemonade notes with a strong, dry, harmonious finish. Balanced, tasty and exceptionally good. What are they doing at The Kernel? How are they getting it so right? Other craft brewers - get yourself down to these guys and ask some questions to get the playing field a bit levelled. Right now, no-one can touch The Kernel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
6.7%. Very bitter - that’s that initial thing. It’s a murky orange brown. Big whiff of hops, sugar, fruit. Taste not as complex and satisfying as other kernels. Long bitter aftertaste. OK

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Keg at The Union Tavern, London on 24 June. Was informed by the barman there that Kernel had reluctantly changed the name of the beer as they InBev had told them they weren’t allowed to call it ’Stella’ anymore. Not sure if that’s true... Cloudy, unfiltered pale pour with a large head. Not a super strong aroma, but nice hop and spice notes. Makes up for it with lots of spicy hop flavours and well balanced on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
Golden Amber beer, strong pineapple aroma with some pine. Flavor is a big hit of resinous hops with some apricot notes. Long finish, very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
2013 Bottle, Cheers to Rilester, split at the pre stag tasting in the ’Sham, 20/06/13. Bottle states 6.7% ABV. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is huicy hops, light fart, bitter orange. Taste comprises hops, grass, orange pith, a good mineral bite, melon, touch grapefruit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Another solid IPA from Kernel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Bottled on 21/05/13. Slightly murky brown orange colour with a thin white head. Big hoppy, tropical fruit aroma alongside some nice earthiness. A lot of grapefruit/tonicy bitterness. It’s good and way above average but not hugely complex, a little bit one note. Still, it’s a lot better than most.


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