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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: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & keg;Occasional.
ABV may vary - also seen at 7.4%.

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3.7
Nische (2565) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Hazy yellow pour, rocky white head. Aroma of citrus hops and floral hops. Flavor is bitter floral hops. Nice brew.

3.5
Nisse666 (8100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Draught at All in beer festival 2013, cons 2013-11-01 Göteborg
AR: hay, apricot marmelade, tropical fruitinees
AP: bronz clear body, frothy white head
F: fizzy, yeasty, boiled vegtables, glue, grape fruit, soap

4.2
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle at home from the brewery. Classic kernel appearance, hazed vibrant orangewith a fine, lasting white head. Aroma is just lovely, big juicy fruit, lychee, resin, pine. Flavour is again classic kernel, clean slightly biscuity malt, which are just the delivery mechanism for big hop flavour. Again more juicy fruit, earthy pine, rustic. Bitterness is mellow and firm, slightly easthy citrus. Slight alcohol presence in the finish. Damn fine.

3.8
Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at CBC Brixton. Pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.aroma is sweat, funky socks, tangerine, apricot, elderflower. So tasty - charcoal, grapefruit, grass, grapefruit... Lovely and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Hop aroma with some caramel. Caramel, hoppy and bitter taste, also some malt. Dry finish. Medium to full body.

3.7
SlackerMads (3543) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle, bottled on 2013-08-14. Clear golden with a medium sized diminishing white head. Citrus, lychee, papaya, light grain. Later on some light herbal notes. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter with light lingering bitterness. The Galaxy hop is my favourite galaxy.

3.8
johndoughty (5566) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle.Golden and slightly cloudy. Some bitterness with citrus and hops also present. Usual excellent beer from this brewery-how do they do it?

4.2
RichTheVillan (8298) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Retro review

Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy orange pour with soapy white head, floral hop aroma, taste has passion fruit slightly grassy bitter and delightful.

3.7
danlo (3286) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber colour, slight white head and a peachy resin hop aroma. The taste is smooth bitterness, resin hop flavour, with peach grapefruit woody bitter hop notes. Some back of the throat bitterness and dry woody resin hop aftertaste in the finish. Quite drinkable.

3.9
essexcalf (171) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. 7.2%. 330ml bottle. Bottle expired in Sept 2012, so might not be as fresh as it should. Transparent, slightly hazy, with a nice golden colour. Pours fair sized white head, which persists well. Light carbonation. Aroma - Hits you straight in the nose with a wall of lovely and intensely fruity & floral hops and candyish, sugary sweets & caramel. Very fruity; tropical (pineapple), sweet, juicy & citrus, and also very floral and nectary (what with the sweetness). Lots of oily hops, which are quite spicy and musky, with some grassiness too. A distinctly Kernel aroma of sweet fruit. I can only imagine how good this would have smelled when fresh. Taste - Bitter, which was a bit of a surprise, given the aroma. All the other big, fruity pale ales that i’ve tried from Kernel haven’t been overly bitter and are sometimes a bit too sickly. A lot of bitterness upfront, stuck to the tongue throughout. But there are a lot of fruit flavours in there to distract you from this: Tropical fruit juice, pineapple, pink grapefruit, grape, floral. Pine and some spicy & grassyness too. Lots of hop oils to coat the tongue. Malt is caramellish. Finish is lingering bitterness, with fruit & hop flavours. Body is medium and oily. A lovely, intensely fruity IPA, that really packs a punch and does a good job of showing what this hop can do, but though it’s nice to have some refreshing bitterness to such a big, fruity beer, this is a bit too bitter for my tastes.


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