overall
99
100
style
Brewed by The Kernel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned and keg. ABV may vary slightly.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (8462) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange with an undiminishing, lacing white foam and a full veil of sediment. I havent had much experience of Citra (Pictish, Oakham, Brodies)- but what Ive had Ive 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 isnt a pub at the end of my road selling this evil, hallucinatory fluid, thats all I can say.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7939) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to BenH! Pours cloudy amber with a small beige creamy head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, a touch of passion fruit - quite intoxicating. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, medium bitter with a dryish bitter finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice West Coast style IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pineapple and pear juice. Flavour of strong citrusy hops, some bready malts, grapefruit, tropical fruits and some sweetness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes fruity, citrusy and strong on bitterness. Very well balanced, but could use a more plentiful hop profile.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013
Oct 2012 Cold bottle - loads of sediment. One of the mildest IPAs Ive tasted from The Kernel. The dry hoppiness is really toned down, and so is the fruitiness. Allows you to taste the malt more. Quite strong at 7.2%, but alcohol is not noticeable. Quite pleasant. (3.6)

March 2013 - New batch bottled 12/02/13 at 6.7%. Kept the glass clean of sediment this time round. More balance than the majority of Kernel IPAs Ive tried, and milder too but still punchy. A bit of a dirty tasting chemical bitterness which brings a mild astringency. The initial impression is citrus fruit and a tiny bit of pineapple but later on the foretaste becomes more watery so that youre left with just that dirty bitterness. Not bad, but not great either. (3.4)

July 2013 - Cold bottle, 3 weeks old, 6.6% Cloudy orange, good citra smell. Smell is orange, taste is grapefruit and floral. Nice. (3.7)

Average becomes 3.6.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 21, 2012
33cl bottle at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy on the tropical fruit notes. Lots of mango and peach, awsome. Taste is along the same lines, very hoppy and fruity with nice bitterness, but not overpowering. Nice oily body with good carbonation. Overall, extremely balanced and extremely awsome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7562) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Cask (handpump) at Mason & Taylor Hip Hop festival on 22 April 2011. Noted at 6.5%. Gold colour with a slight haze. Big grassy and tropical fruit (mango?) hop presence. Very nettley aroma. Sweet tangerine flavours, leading into a juicy, tangy, moderately bitter finish. Very tasty and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines drank at home; Ive tasted a few of The Kernels IPAs 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


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