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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
India Pale Ale single hopped with Topaz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Unclear medium golden yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to dark malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, cat piss, orange citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, cat piss, citrus, grass, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120929]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From tap at Borefts. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and hayish, grapefruity too. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity to herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2012. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and citrus peel. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy golden with a creamy off-white head. Greasy, dirty sock aroma. Medium body, fruity, citrusy and very bitter. Not a very enjoyable hop this one. 220313

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty slightly earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light crisp palate. Semi dry. A little creamy malt. Fresh tangerine pith. Mild and slightly earthy grapefruit. Hop spice. A little hop skunk. Dry finish with a hop sting linger. Refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Draft at Birefts. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus, scallions, meadow, very nice. Taste is bitter citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at De Molen After Show Party 2012 ... Golden yellow .. thin white head ... soft floral zezty lemon ... (oh i dont think i like this hop) soft fruit ... ok ... but not my thing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Bottle at home in London. Pours a very un-Kernelly clear, red-gold with a charming, white bubbly foam head. Aroma is more classic Kernel, plenty of juicy fruits, some dry citrus, melon, grapefruit, perhaps some lightly toasted bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, some sweet berries, toasty pale malts, dry grapefruit, some dry leaves, hints of dirt. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry on the finish with some mild, resinous pine, more dry citrus fruits, a bit of lingering earth and grass. A very solid IPA, though not on the same level as most Kernel IPAs. (3.8)

Tap at Borefts 2012 - Bodegraven. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white foam head. Very fresh, lots of rich citrus, orange, some mango, grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky and resinous to finish with more fresh, juicy citrus, and moderate dankness. Good one. (4.0)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
Grasig nasser Hopfenbeginn mit fruchtigen, eher unwichtigen Komponenten. Grasig, voller Hopfen, lange milde Bitterkeit. Sehr gut! 10/12/12/12//12

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