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100
style
Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned and keg. ABV may vary slightly.

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gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours cloudy orange with a 1 inch snowy white creamy head. Strong resiny and fruity hops aroma, pine forest after rain and some heavy malts as well.Taste is on the dry hoppy side, ripe orange and a long medium sweet pineapple aftertaste. Very good.

3.5
FatPhil (17075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2011
330ml bottle (Utobeer, London)
7- Very fruity, mango and citrussy, hop aroma, but a touch plasticky too.
4 Decent orange, thick frothy white head. A touch hazy as it wasn’t poured perfectly.
7 Pretty quaffable combination of sweet caramelly and biscuity malts, and super-sweet-and-fruity hops. Some pineyness too.
3 Smooth palate, OK carbonation. Finish follows predictably from the taste, but alas had some nasty kidney and meaty hints initially.
14 Very easy to drink for its strength. Alas it leaves me more thirsty than I started as it’s almost US sweet. Very tasty, but no wow.

3.9
harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle at Bottle Shop Canterbury. Lovely peppery hop aroma. A little cheese but lovely in mouth. Just a great citra finish biting and wonderful. Just a tasty beer. Good orange tangerine fruit sherbert hop finish. Very tasty.

4.3
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange with an undiminishing, lacing white foam and a full veil of sediment. I haven’t had much experience of Citra (Pictish, Oakham, Brodies)- but what I’ve had I’ve loved. Here, judging by the aroma, is the most beautiful English beer to have ever passed my lips; a neat sweat of papaya-scented armpit, lush pink fruits and dishcloth. Then you taste it. It begins. It carries on with those silvery-haired, finely chlorophylled tones; nettles, Sauvignon Blanc, overripe nectarines dropped on a tiny, brittle platform of rich tea biscuit. You need a little platform of biscuit to crawl onto just to stop you screaming, and there it is. Good job there isn’t a pub at the end of my road selling this evil, hallucinatory fluid, that’s all I can say.

4
ladnewton (2035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
LIVE RATING. Bottle from Jolly Butchers London on 24th January 2011. Slowly poured keeping most of the yeast in the bottle. Rich aroma of grapefruit. Main taste is rich and intense citric - grapefruit and thick grassy hop. A touch of cheese - stilton and some malt rounding. A satisfying aftertaste with bitterness to the upper mouth while citric echoes continue over a satisfying length of time. I’ve enjoyed all kernel bottles I’ve sampled and this is no exception.

4.4
madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
19th January 2011
Citra+ was Citra and at least one other hop. Citra is just that. So different recipie, different name and a different abv - sticking my neck out and adding this as a new beer! Cloudy orange amber beer. Not much of a head but these Kernel bottles have to be poured carefully to avoid the yeast. Rich hoppy nose, deep orange and something that smells like Nelson Sauvin. Light dry palate. A little creamy malt. Lovely creamy orange with a trace of sweet Pink Grapefruit and again something that is almost Nelson. Dry finish. Simply gorgeous!


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