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The Kernel India Pale Ale Super Alpha Pacific Jade

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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8797) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle: Golden, cloudy, small off-white persistent layer, not too dry fruity-hoppy nose ( exotic & piney nose,no grapefruits! ), even some malty influences detectable; moderate bitter-sweet flavour,quite dry and medium bodied; solid dry hoppy finish (exotic fruits, what else) with malt and yeast underneath. Very good beer, but the question remains, if it is really necessary to brew of every existing hop-clone a beer of its own right…

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle from realale.com. A little old so has probably lost some of it’s hop aroma, but not it’s taste. Very good indeed, very hoppy and very fresh. Enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com.Pours clear golden with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of herbal hops. Taste is sweet malty, marmelade and honey, light oily mouthfeel, high carbonated, strange hoppy bitternes, almost astringent, with some herbal qualities, still not amongst my favourits from Kernel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4636) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2012
355ml Bottle from De Bierkoning, on the train to Roadburn. Hazy orange colour, big off white head. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruits, very malty, caramel, oranges, not very fresh it seems. Flavour is sweet, malty, bread, oranges and tropical fruits, mild citrus bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied. My least favourite Kernel IPA so far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
355mL from De Bierkonig in Amsterdam. Pours a clear bright orange. Medium sized, creamy buttermilk head. Sweeter cheese nose and orange candies. Old hop nose. Some honey and mild toilet deodorizer. Taste is tannic and bland with some honey sweetness but overwhelming tea character. Tea leaves abound. Some noticeable vanilla tinged alcohol. Not so bad. Good webby lacing for once. Drier finish. Quite balanced. No stickiness and no astringency though borderline tea tannic. Tea with honey character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
cloudy yellow, small smooth white head. nice hoppy aroma, also some malts mild flowery, mostly biter hops, well rounded. flavor is hoppy, flowery, bitter hops, malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild peachy and crisp hoppy. Solid hoppy, crisp bitter, peachy and grapefruity. Dry grapefruity and peachy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Malty nose, a little oxidized. Medium body, sweet fruit and caramel with a heavy if somewhat unrefined hoppiness. Not really the best hop mixture. 090212

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, hops, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, lemons, and grapefruits, as well as a bit of alcohol, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.


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