The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Sticklebract

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

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg unpasteurised; Special

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3.9
vinivini (3262) - Gomel, BELARUS - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy ochre yellow. Moderate head. Hoppy aroma. Dank, citrusy, somewhat tropical, subdued malts. Light to medium body. Medium dry taste. Hoppy. Clean. Orange. Grapefruit. Medium soft bitterness. Good.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (21905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle split with the Wingman at MK VHX, 16/11/17. Hazed golden with a well formed off white head. Nose is orange pith, straw, toasted grains, melon rinse. Taste comprises orange pith, papaya, toasted bread, cantaloupe melon, airy malt base. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A little restrained on the hop front for me but fine for the style.

4
Leighton (23126) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle at home in Hackney - picked up at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey. Pours mostly clear gold with a foamy, pure white head. Clean citrusy hops in the nose - lemon, grapefruit - and nice, lean pale malts. Light-medium sweet flavour with subtle rindy bitterness, more lemon, some tangerine, dry pale bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, with a hint of resin, mild warmth, pithy grapefruit and lemon, supportive crisp pale malts. A tight IPA overall. Immensely clean and drinkable.

3.6
MrTipple (7317) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Bitter citrus fruits, orange, lemon, orange peel, lemon pith, wet straw, leaves. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter citrus fruits, lemon peel, lemon and lime juice, lemon pith, wet straw, floral hops, leaves, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent IPA, yet not quite up there with the other Kernel stars. Bottle from Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.4
JohnRMurdoch (5218) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle @ Euston Tap. Hazy pale yellow, not much head. Grain rye lemon aroma. Orange barley sugar flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Strange Kernel beer.

3.7
mR_fr0g (14275) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle picked up from ther brewery. !. A hazed golden orangte coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is semi sweet midget gems, orange rind, tangerine, lychee mango, Juice sweet orange rind, Flavour is composed of semi bready grains, lychee, tangerine, mango, juicy, . Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, juicy, citrus and tropical note. good.

3.8
Scopey (16566) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle picked up at the brewery. It pours hazy golden - orange with a bubbly white head. The aroma is fresh, juicy, tangy orange citrus, tangerine, peach, candy and floury bread. The taste is bitter, dry, juicy, quite bright, oily, orange, pithy, zesty, tangerine, kumquat, resin, grassy, pine needles with a firmly dry finish. Medium body and fine, yet soft carbonation. Bright and flavoursome. Nice stuff.

3.8
RichTheVillan (8560) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Keg at Cotteridge Wines; hazy yellow pour with a big frothy white head, aroma has big citrus, taste has grapefruit, quite citrusy, hint of malts, pretty good.

3.8
romanstep (754) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
W nosie średnio intensywnie, cytryna, grapefruit, agrest, nutka słodowości w tle, ale generalnie świeżość. Barwa jasno złota, lekkie zamglenie, piana nie za wysoka, śnieżnobiała. W smaku dominują cytrusy, zarówno te wytrawne jak cytryna i grapefruit, jak i te słodsze pomarańcza, w smaku wyraźniejsza jest też podbudowa słodowa, ale gustownie ukryta za cytrusami, w tle trochę nut leśno-ziołowych. Goryczka średnia, grapefruitowa. I znów dobre piwo od Kernela, jak on trzymają poziom. Butelka do 23.12.2017

3.7
The_Osprey (9943) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
October 2017 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as 'The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Sticklebract', 6.8%, about 6 weeks since bottling. Paired with Papa John's pizza. Pours a hazy golden, very lightly sparkling, quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is minerally-stones-grapefruit-papiermache. Like eating a grapefruit off a piece of flint with someone eating ready salted crisps next to you. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, a little frothy. Taste is creamy malts, touches of pine and salt, faint citrus, floral astringency sucks the cheeks in towards the finish. Very crisp and drinkable. A good Kernel IPA but their recent output has been uninspiring by their previous standards. (6-4-7-4-16=3.7)


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