Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of orange peel, rubber, grapefruit, resin and pine needles. Malty, fruity taste with dried apricots, rye bread, orange peel, resin, lychee and quite a bitter finish with lots of resinous, rubbery hops. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Some alcohol shining through in the nose and in the finish. Very nice. JohnRMurdoch (4999) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2013
330ml bottle from The Kernel Brewery. Rich clear amber orange colour, reasonable head, lot of fine sediment. Very strong sour woody hoppy aroma. Hoppy resin alcohol flavour. Flowery pine aftertaste. A bit too strong for me. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
0.33 L bottle from the brewery. Thanks you guys! A ring of tiny blond bubbles, over an orangey-gold body, a shade away from brilliantly clear. Invitingly sweet nose. Honey-like with a note of orange marmelade and pine needles. Medium to full, sweet rounded malt body. Honey again, and maybe some alcohol sweetness too. Firm fruity bitterness, but still soft and rounded. Gently sweet malty-bitter ending. A pretty nice and balanced ’’aged’’ DIPA. jonno (2879) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
Nice big flavours - well rounded and integrated. Toffee and citrus and prominant with a slightly abrupt finish, but with a nice lingering presence. TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
Light golden amber color. Lemon merguine pie, oranges, earthy. Sharp hop notes hit the back of the throat. Full bodied, sharp astringent the hop are obviously not over the top. Rounded. Moderate bitter finish. Fuck wow.
teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 11, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a clear golden / copper colour with a medium white head. Lasting foam and lots of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is intense: hoppy on a malty backbone. Pine, resin, toffee and burnt sugar. Hints of alcohol. Taste is similar, very well balanced noted of resin, caramel, toffee and pine, with some alcoholic sweet stickiness. Oily mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall, very nice DIPA, notwithstanding the aging on it. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from the old brewery, drunk at home. Quite lively from the bottle. Cloudy orangey brown colour with quickly fading beige gold head. Aroma is very citrussy, lots of lemon juice, grapefruit. Not really hoppy though, just lots of fruit. Some boozy sweetness in there too. Taste is nice and sour, some malt sweetness, lots of lemon and citrus still, yeasty too. Not much carbonation. Think it burned itself out on opening. Very tart. Quite thick in the mouth. Pretty nice though. EdKing (2640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottel from brewery. Pours clear chestnut/orange. Unusual to get a non-cloudy Kernel IPA. Big foaming white head. Nose is big citrous, grapefruit dominating, some orange and quite a lot of tropical fruit mango, touch of passion fruit, then some sugary sherberty sweetness. Taste is crisp clean hop bite, grapefruit bitter, caramel and some pepper spiciness, like ginger beer. Finish is grapefruit bitter and caramel. It’s also got a real alcoholic kick on the back of the throat after a few sips. sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
33cl @ home, courtesy of ajax25g.
Couleur orangée trouble qui se transforme en un liquide levure épais sur la fin, col beige disparaissant vite.
Arôme fruité abricot, agrumes, aspect grains concassés, note tropicale.
En bouche, huileuse, houblon amer et pétillant, alcool réchauffant gardant un profile fruité tropical allant vers le pamplemousse et pelure d’abricot.
Sur la fin la bière devient un peu trop à boire tant la levure se fait présente et donne à la bière un profile de plus en plus épais. Léger côté épicé de houblon levure, note de grains avec un léger aspect aspirine.
J’aime bien ces IPA de Kernel mais le fini ici semble bâclé avec bcp trop de levure. Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
Hazy, murky beige brown colour, lots of yeast floating. No head. Hoppy aroma, loads of fragrant American hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pine and apricot. This is centennial allright. Bitter hops flavour, orange oil, pepper, citrus and apricot. Prominent yeast note. Texture is a bit ruined by the floating yeast, but the finish is nice: bitter, loads of hops, spicy white pepper. Nice, more than decent IPA, but for the yeast overdose...
(From 33cL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, ajax25g!)