kraddel (9330) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Thnx to 77ships!
Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is citrussy, taste is sweet, bit bitter, hoppy, citrussy, creamy MF . Ok drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle during RBWG 2013 thanks to Leighton! Golden orange pour. Lots of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and touches of pine and bitterness in the aroma and flavor. Tasty! downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from the brewery at 6.5% ABV. Slightly hazy amber with no head and a touch of carbonation. Massive fruity aroma of oranges, pineapple, green tea, lychee and gooseberry. Flavour had a sauvignon blanc edge to it, which contrasted surprisingly well with more tangerine fruit and some sweetish, biscuity malts. As Fat Phil mentions, there was also something oddly savoury going on, which detracted from the overall impression, which kicked in before the dryish finish. Very good, but slightly flawed. Svesse (8942) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
(Bottle, purchased at the brewery outlet) Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, with huge frothy off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit (lychee, passion fruit, mango), a touch of honey and floral, citric hops. Fruity taste with citrus, apricots, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, a touch of crystal malt, orange peel, honey and a fresh, citric bitterness in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very nice and tasty IPA with a fresh citric hop character, yet in excellent balance. Lovely! maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Bottled 27/08/12. An orange gold coloured beer with a white head. An excellent beer. Tropical fruity hops in the nose. Very exotic. Fresh hoppy flavours in the mouth. More tropical citrussy hoppiness. A sunny beer. Lovely. Score 4.0
Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
Subsequent rating scored 4.2. Average becomes 4.1
Tap @Alus Celle, Riga. Cloudy orange color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Citrus, fruity, dirty yeast and some caramel in aroma. Citrus, fruity, caramel in taste. Nice balance between citrusy hops and caramel. It’s strong, but can’t detect any hints of alcohol. Nothing is overdone. Highly drinkable. Nice one. jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle from the legendary Kris Wines. Slightly hazy deep orange color without the usual huge Kernel head (perhaps my pouring skillz are on the wane). The nose is funky orange sherbet and plenty of sweet tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, all the usual suspects. The taste is light salty cheese, plenty of orange, sea grass, resin and more tropical fruits. Nice, light body. Smooth and supple. Overall, another good one from the lords of Bermondsey. RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines drank at home; I’ve tasted a few of The Kernel’s IPA’s and this is my favourite hop, it has a Piney resiny freshness like a toilet just after a dousing with toilet duck. Drank on numerous occasions and will revisit as frequently as possible. Food accompaniment: Aromatic Crispy Duck with Pancakes DruncanVeasey (8426) - 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. Idiosynkrasie (8200) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
330ml bottle [6.6% abv]. Cloudy orangy golden to amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Superb hop aroma, grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus, resin, caramel malty basis. Taste is fresh bitter hoppy with fruity notes of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, minimally sweet caramel malty basis; lasting finish. Excellent.