Bill Becker (1272) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Nice cloudy yellow orange appearance thanks to the bottle conditioning. A goo 2 finger head of foam to boot.
Big piney and some grapefruit aromas in the nose. Very damn hoppy.
Ditto in the taste. All hoppy, no malty that my palate can detect.
Great mouthfeel. This is a very hoppy bitter brew and I like it. FrankZappa7 (516) - GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
0,33 cl bottle from Hop Duvel, Gent
yellow to orange colour with white head
Grapefruit and Tropical fruit
thumbsup ! dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Hazy gold body. Sparkling. Medium white head with great retention. Nose is grapefruit, lychee fruit, white sherbet, shit, floral, lemonade, peach. Bitter with some acidic notes. Dry finish. jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Aroma is grapefruit, little pineapple, piney background. Pours a lovely hazy golden colour with soapy, fluffy, brilliant white head. Taste fell beneath Kernel’s very high standards, even more so when you consider this was an IPA. It just feels to0 lightweight for an IPA. It has that very familiar silky smooth Kernel-patented mouth-feel but its very light in body and the citrus and resin evaporate too quickly. Those subdued notes vanish into the abyss to be replaced by a lingering bitterness. tommann (3896) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is melon, papaya and pineapple. Taste has sweet pineapple and sherbet lemon to start with a strong bitter papaya finish. A little gassy.
DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Great IPA. Jazzy orange, fizzing Berocca mouthfeel. A slight tart. Idiosynkrasie (7837) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with average to huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy hop aroma of only moderate intensity, caramel malty basis with a biscuit touch, lemon biscuit, a cautious touch of straw. Taste is hoppy with fruity hints of lemon, orange, orange zest, caramel malt basis with a touch of orange biscuit, minimally chalky. Rasmus40 (21689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle @ The Kernel, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 051013 lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
330 ml bottle.Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Strong aroma of rich herbal hops, grass and strong grapefruit. Very rich flavour with strong herbal hops, fair amount of caramel malts, really strong and pungent grapefruit, grass, peach and orange peel. Medium bodied, rich mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes lingering bitter, fruity, rich with hoppy fumes and some alcohol. Excellent. Also, one of my favourite hop profiles.
Keg at the brewery. Pours lightly hazed, dull yellow with a fine, foamy white head. The nose is filled with dank citrus fruits, lots of grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine needles. Medium sweet flavour with sticky, semi-ripe citrua fruits, sturdy pale sugars, nips of booze. Medium bodied with fine but filling carbonation. Very resinous to finish with lots more citrus fruits in addition to touches of tropical fruits, along with more pine needles, some alcohol warmth and rich pale malts. Wonderful.