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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2148) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle - 7.4% ABV. A hazy amber coloured beer with a strong orange marmalade flavour, tropical fruit notes and a bitter hoppy finish. Superb!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Czik (22) - Siedlce, POLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a nice head, a hazy, deep orange colour and a nice, hoppy, bit flowery aroma. Very bitter and very good, the hoppiness is very rich, spicy and minty. One of the best I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
A_Dangerfield (11) - - MAY 29, 2012
Bottles theatre of wine and the old fountain pub. Another superb IPA from the Kernel.. easily on par with myriad Nogs and Mikkeller costing twice as much. Big hoppy mouth.. floral, grapefruit, resins and slight caramel. Nicely bittered and *despite* the 7.5% ABV the huge flavours overide it. Well done for reclaiming Stella! a fine hop indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3206) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle @ Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber colour, good head. Strong hoppy flavour, bitter aftertaste. A good IPA but very similar to other Kernel Beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle-7.4 per cent. Cloudy yellow with a yellow aroma. Full of cirus and hoppy flavours that hit you upon opening. Quite a thick palate upon stunningly pleasant. Why call it Stella a name associated with blandness and uniformity?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5155) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours hazy golden with a moderate sized creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and flowers. Taste is crisp and fresh citrus, lingering till the end. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Strong bitter and dry end, mint and citrus, a good one, again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours a dark orange, with a trim Brazilian head. Smells like a good, rather than spectacular IPA. As a flavour experience it is remarkably solid: pineapple, orange and a nice bitter finish, crunchingly so. The strength is a bonus and warms pleasantly. Another winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2985) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle - 7.5%. Hazy orange colour. Aroma has sweet fruits especially melon. Texture is very soft and creamy. There’s a good malt balance to this IPA. Some orange oils in the flavour. Bitterness is medium but relatively light for an IPA. Leaves a warming afterglow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1124) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Sampled from bottle at Scopeys 2nd East Croydon Beer tasting, thanks to Nate. Hazy light orange color, small white head. Smell hops, pine, resin. Taste hops, pine and bitter. Dry finish. Decent average body and medium carbonation.


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