Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold with a small, white head. Very fresh grass aroma, some pine, grapefruit rind. Medium sweet flavor with a dirty, earthy bitterness. There is also some citrus rind and light toast. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation and an oily texture. Warm finish, oily and somewhat sticky, some dirt, sugary malts, faint urine. A solid IPA overall.
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Thick, opaque yellow. Great scent - rich and floral. Juicy, thick mouthfeel. Buttery hops. Mango tropical taste. Bitterness to finish. Very good.
sebletitje (6030) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from DeMolen biershop. BB 22-07-2013, opened xmas day, another ridiculously good beer, these guys at Kernel rock!
Dorée allant sur un orangé brumeux avec la lie, col blanc épais.
Arôme citronné, houblonné frais, aspect de jus de pamplemousse, feuille de thé, ananas, et mandarine.
En bouche, houblonné avec un super palais tropical frais, citron et autres agrumes très agréable, pamplemousse sans être dans le trop amer. Aspect boisé presque épicé tel le cèdre. Herbacé avec un malt balancé qui reste en retrait.
CraftBeerNick (632) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 21st January 2012. Aroma is biscuit grapefruit, pours slightly murky with a small head. Taste is full on, more sweet than many of the other Kernel IPAs with a thicker mouth feel, not so typically kernel. Like this one though, taste is getting more to my idea of a DIPA.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, some vegetal notes, pineapple and grass. Beautiful chewy mouth-feel with pine, pineapple and vegetal flavours again. Moderate carbonation and bitterness. Alcohol is well masked. Lovely.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd October 2011
Hazy orange amber beer, little white head. Crispish palate, a little dry. A little lacto creamy malt. Mild minerals. Hops are subtly flavoured. Mild peachy orange with a whisper of lemon. Finishes dry. OVerall a sweetish IPA with nicely balanced subtle fruits. Very drinkable.
EdKing (1568) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Kernel. Colour is ’Kernel IPA orange’. More clarity than normal though. White head. Nose is sharp, minerally, citrous fruit. Grapefruit dominant, with lime and lemon. Pine. It’s crisp and sharp as is the taste, with nice fresh grapefruit, lime and minerally. Very zingy but lacking the tropical fruit and complexity of some of the others. Still very good. Finish is bitter grapefruit and leafy hops.
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, The Kernel Brewery. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is piny, acidy, citric, hoppy, fruity and sweetish. Flavor is bitter, caramel, grapefruits, piny, dry, malty and acidy. Finishes bitter piny and acidy.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber color. Melon, lime and some oily hops in the aroma. Firm hopbitter, but also very fruity flavor. Peach, lime, pineapple. Delicious.
pivnizub (8393) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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…