The Kernel India Pale Ale C.S.C

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Made with Centennial, Simcoe & Chinook hops.
American hops meet English malt. Burnished golden colour. Aromas of tropical fruits, hints of grass. The sweetness of the malt gives them the impression of fruit salad on the palate, juicy, then followed up with a big bitterness, with some pepper and spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2606) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey (back in 2013). Poured a hazy, golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple and caramel. Bitter grapefruit hop flavour, some bready malt and yeast esters. Finish was dry grain, grass and resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
Unfiltered thick looking greapefruit coloured IPA, full of sediment. Great citrus hop aroma. Perfectly thick head, lacey. Bitterness is right there, but it does have astringent notes. Dougs bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2011
Pours clear amber small off white head. Aroma is sweet, citric, fruit candy a bit thin. Acidy sour mouthfeel. Flavor is citric, peppery, acidy, berry. Tart medium palate. Finishes bitter tart longlived.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48128) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, hay - grass, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dark citrus, grass - hay, light mandarin - fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110215]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
14th August 2010
Hazy amber beer with a little white head. Smells like a standard English bitter. Light dry palate. Dry floral malt. Bittering orange and grapefruit hops. Dry finish. Strikes me as English Bitter with the volume turned up. Kernel usually get as much flavour as they do bitterness out of the hops but not so here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle, Orange-hued, beautifully hopped, tangy beer. Citrus dominant, grapefruit to the fore and just a hint of caramel in the aroma. Fresh and lively, a true IPA and welcome proof that a UK brewer can produce a beer of this style as good as the US brewers do!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12489) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle, bought @
Pours clear coppery golden with a great, staying, white head. Lovely hoppy aroma around some slight doughy malts, apricot, lemons, light piney. Small bubbles, medium carbonation, light but very dry palate. Flavour is very hops-centric, very piney, grassy and with slight notes of apricot, strawberry and lemons. Light vinious with some mild malty notes. Long, lingering, very bitter finish. An IPA for hops lovers, even if it isnt that balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2010
[330ml bottle, Kernel Brewery, London] Evin has really set the bar with this one lovely dark gold almost bronze colour. Heavy bottle conditioning, which is almost a shame in a 330ml bottle! Massive American nose from the hop combination (Centennial, Simcoe, Chinook) pine, bitterness, some vegetal sweetness. On the palate it starts off very bitter but I never found it too overpowering to me it drinks under its par, really doesnt seem like a 7%+ IPA. The flavours are fantastic one of the best of the new wave of British IPAs. [06102010]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (18230) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from Sourced in St Pancras station, London. How great is it to find such a great beer in a railway station? Seriously only a few years ago I could only find McEwans Export as being exciting. Now at Sourced I have a whole range of decent UK beers. Clear orange gold with lasting white head. Aroma of grassy citrusy hops, yellow grapefruit, touch of tea too. Touch of satsuma. Perfect conditioning and carbonation in mouth on a bottle conditioned beer. Why cant all UK breweries bottle condition this well?? Im always put off by UK bottle conditioned beers as you have no idea whats going to come out, but these are perfect. Pale malts stand up well and the alcohol doesnt come through except for a warming orange flavour. Hops are somewhat bitter but mostly citrus and grapefruit tasty. Not overly bitter, not over the top sweet malt/hop IPA either. Shows what you can do with decent English malts. One of the best up and coming breweries in the south of England no doubt. Cheers Evin, youve produced another cracker.

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