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Kernel brews the best IPAs in the UK?


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harrisoni 13857:22
Originally posted by RichTheVillan
Double Citra blew my socks off amazing IPA, I like Thornbridge hoppy beers Halcyon is really good and as Craig said earlier Green Devil amazing. A special mention goes to Axe Edge.


Yes, Yes and Yes. Good choices of UK IPAs.
7/3/2013 3:39:53 PM

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Leighton 11325:624
I will respond, at length, in the morning to what has been written here today.
7/3/2013 3:48:13 PM

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BenH 2387:6
When I look at my list of ipas rated in order of highest score to lowest, I have 28 british ipas scoring higher before I get to my first kernel. I have 43 british ipas in my top 100, The Kernel features only 3 times out of those 43. Iíd say Kernel ipas are generally decent but only occasionally great.

*begin the stoning*
7/3/2013 4:34:16 PM

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BenH 2387:6
Wild Boar, Axe Edge, hadouken, urban ipa, cool beans, soundwave, cannonball, AKA, brave new world, yakima valley ipa, halcyon, jackhammer, southville hop, green devil, jaipur...the list goes on, all better than any ipa the kernel has ever produced (imo, of course)
7/3/2013 4:58:37 PM

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cgarvieuk 14707:150
Originally posted by MagicDave6
Originally posted by MagicDave6
Im in danger of being reasonable here, but I actually agree with Craig.

However thats maybe cause I always have at least one kernel Pale/IPA on in my liveringroom and Green Devil is a rare treat!


Well liveringroom is a new name for it, but it does what it says on the tin!

7/3/2013 10:07:02 PM

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kaufmanised 9:11
Originally posted by madmitch76
Green Devil is an outstanding beer (4.4 for me). I think the thing with Kernel is that they (with that charming nonchalance of theirs) turn something out on a par with Green Devil (or very close to) on a near weekly basis. The SANS is gorgeous.


I agree with Ken, green devil is the landmark ipa for the midlands! But kernel do turnout something equally as good every week in my humble opinion. And that counts for something because look at Brewdog they seem to release new beers every week but how many make you think bloody hell thatís quaffable... For me none in a longtime, but kernel on the other hand, I have tried 4 or 5 new ones to me in the last two days and guess what each one didnít last every long! Fresh citrusy piney goodness!

SANS is beautiful and for £3 a half

So do kernel make the best IPAís in the UK? Yes they produce consistently excellent brews at the right price and get them out there to drink fresh!

7/3/2013 10:39:26 PM

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Theydon_Bois 9131:634
Originally posted by BenH
When I look at my list of ipas rated in order of highest score to lowest, I have 28 british ipas scoring higher before I get to my first kernel. I have 43 british ipas in my top 100, The Kernel features only 3 times out of those 43. Iíd say Kernel ipas are generally decent but only occasionally great.

*begin the stoning*


Weíve explained before - it simply doesnít travel 400 miles north !
7/4/2013 12:29:58 AM

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cgarvieuk 14707:150
Originally posted by Theydon_Bois
Originally posted by BenH
When I look at my list of ipas rated in order of highest score to lowest, I have 28 british ipas scoring higher before I get to my first kernel. I have 43 british ipas in my top 100, The Kernel features only 3 times out of those 43. Iíd say Kernel ipas are generally decent but only occasionally great.

*begin the stoning*


Weíve explained before - it simply doesnít travel 400 miles north !



im not convinced that were not getting some of it pretty fresh on tap.
I might just ask and see how long they recon
7/4/2013 12:40:58 AM

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evilempire 135:30
Originally posted by MannyGoldberg
I get the impression that overseas raters donít score it as highly as the UK crew.

---Posted via Beer Buddy for iPhone



Could that be partly due to a) local bias (on both sides) and b) Americas seem to like their ipa polluted, sorry, íbalancedí with crystal malt, rye etc...
7/4/2013 1:00:47 AM

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ACD 655:31
Kernel knock it out of the park with their IPAs consistently. Double Citra was pure joy - I nearly wept. Shout out to Moor Hoppiness too - thatís one hell of an IPA.
7/4/2013 3:06:12 AM

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