The Kernel India Pale Ale Borefts Rye

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Rye IPA brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy & Motueka.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
11th October 2011
Cloudy brown beer with a good sized cream coloured head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Caramel malt base - mild. A little rye spice contrasts nicely. Strong piney hops with an undertone of citrus and a whisper of red fruits. Finishes silky and with quite a lot of bitterness kicking in. Loved this beer at Borefts and love it in the bottle. Genuinely seducive and really quite enchanting! Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1938) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Bottle from The Kernel. Very sludgy brown colour (although it was escaping so the pour was a little hurried - I have another bottle so will retry!). Hoppy aromas, with a definite hint of something a little different, I guess the rye. Found the taste very pleasant with hoppy bitterness but perhaps a little one dimensional - think the rye maybe did for some of the more fruity hoppy flavours. Nice, but not the best Ive had from Kernel. Rerate - managed to pour without catastrophes, interesting deepish red brown colour, sweetness in the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle @ 3th Borefts 2011. A hazy orange/amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of bitter hops with fruits and malt. The taste has notes of wood, with fruits like pine and citrus. Als some bitter hops. Tha aftertaste has some spices with bitter and a little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46606) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011

Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Murky matt medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, rye, light heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110923]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Murky, copper-brown color with a tan head. Honey, caramel, grapes, apple in the nose. Fairly dense with high carbonation. Unusual, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Pours thick cloudy tan brown with creamy head. Lots of sediment in the bottle. Nose is really pungent tropical fruit: mango, papaya, grapefruit. Taste is big juicy tropical fruit, with some strong citrous sourness and bitterness on the tongue. Very bold and almost too much. Also bit of toasty malt and texture is really thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (19802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours a very cloudy brown with a huge, faintly tan head. Holds a gorgeous aroma of pine, grapefruit, sharp grains toast. Great flavor, well balanced. Plenty juicy, some orange and grapefruit, bit of dirty grass and pine, more toast, oily and resinous bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Sweetm fairly sticky finish, lots of oily pine, bit of grapefruit and citrus rind, mild grass and earth. Damn, this beer is great on pretty much every front. I suppose it might be a bit cloudy, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15394) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
Draught, 7.5% at Borefts 2011. Grassy hop aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour has a grassy hoppiness. Slightly sweet, but not caramelly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Draught @ BBF2011. Hazy orange pour, creamy solid off-white head. Aroma is meaty with spices and slightly earthy. Flavor is bitter pine and floral hops. Strange but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (13554) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours murky brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is rye, brown bread, caramel, cardamom, prune and raisin. The taste is rye, toasted brown bread, big bitterness, resin, caramel, wood, salt and pepper, with a bitter-dry finish. Decent.

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