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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned & keg; Occasional.
ABV may vary. Previously 6.9%

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4.9
purc (10) - POLAND - APR 9, 2014
From keg at The Kernel. Good white head . Nice golden colour. Overwhelming aroma of tropical fruit - mango and passion fruit. I don’t recall an IPA with such an intensive and beautiful aroma. The freshnness of the beer /served two weeks before schedule because it was so good already/ is stunning. In taste more tropical fruit , citrus , and long pleasant bitterness balanced by lovely malt make it a IPA fan paradise. A beer of my dreams but only when served fresh on the spot. If only I lived in London...

4.9
Pinky77 (256) - - SEP 25, 2015
Bevuta alla spina. Colore ambra. Sentori di frutta tropicale. Al palato malto e fagrumi, pesca. Molto equilibrata. ne berrei a litri. Decismente meravigliosa.

4.7
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle 6.9% - hazy gold with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruit, mango, orange, sweet malts. Taste doesn’t disappoint, stunningly good IPA. Taste is citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Up there with the very best IPAs. Excellent.

4.6
pricey290483 (796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
bottle from the brewery. Loads of fruit in the aroma and the taste i got peach, mango, pineapple and grapefruit a nice slight bitter after taste a very easy beer to drink

4.5
Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours mostly clear gold with a modest, foamy white head. The nose is just bursting with aged cat pee - it’s beautiful. Medium sweet flavor but not cloying, some tropical fruits, lots more urine, moderate bitterness, some grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great balance. Lightly resinous to finish, ripe piss, some pale malts, mild sticky pine, orange. Nips of robust earthy bitterness. Damn, just delicious. This is The Kernel doin’ it right. (5 April 2013, score: 4.5)

Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Bottled on 15 July 2015, drank on 25 August 2015; 7.3% abv. Pours quite cloudy, deep orange-gold with a creamy, lightly off-white head. Hearty ripe citrus on the nose, with sturdy bready malts as well; some tangerine meringue, melon. Medium sweet flavor, with more rich bready malts, ripe orange and tangerine, slight piney bitterness, suggestions of toffee, papaya, mango. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, resinous and a little sticky, with loads more ripe citrus and tropical fruits, and smooth, mellow bitterness. Perhaps a touch heavier than I recall, but still phenomenal. (25 August 2015, score: 4.4)

4.5
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Wow, this has to be one of the best IPA’s i have ever drunk. Great aroma, beautiful color and a very nice and thick head. Smell is overwhelmingly hoppy and the taste isn’t far behind. Masterpiece.

4.5
melush (4065) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, ligeramente amargo. Muy refrescante. Muy buena IPA.

4.5
Brewtique (11) - Macclesfield, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Brewtique, Macclesfield. After hearing many good things about this beer, I was very excited to try it. And lets say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. A: This beer is very clear in the bottle. However, once the beer had been chilled slightly, it poured a mirky yellow due to chill haze (a somewhat signature appearance of all Kernel) with a small but tight head. S: Wow, this beer smells amazing. Tropical fruits, pineapple and citrus. Mosaic certainly sums up the aroma from this hop! T: After smelling profusely and tucking in, this beer holds up still. Fresh and very light taste of citrus and pineapple. No hint of the ABV at all, like drinking fruit juice. P: Nice and thin mouthfeel with a little carb, making this beer go down all to easy. O: Amazing IPA, easy to drink and packed full of flavour. Think alcoholic tropical juice. Well done Even.

4.5
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle, last night So juicy. I just want to drink this style like this more. Just why can’t other breweries do it as well as Kernel? So much mango and papaya fruits. So dank. So juicy. Super clean. Easy-drinking. Great IPA.

4.4
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
shared a fresh bottle. wow these guys make some awesome ipa’s!! poured a golden colour with a small white head. a lot of fruits, grapefruits, mango, orange. some sweet caramel malts. some grass. citrus, small pine hint. great beer!


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