The Kernel India Pale Ale Stella Motueka

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle conditioned; Special
Bottled on 07.05.13

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8647) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle from a trade with madmitc76, tasted in Callander, Scotland. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is moderate sweet pale malts, with distinct floral hops. Taste is complex bitter hops, flowers meets citrus and plays together well. A very nice herbal and minty bite at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9847) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 07.05.2013. BBE 07.09.2013
Pours hazy amber color with a medium sized head. Aroma of oily and resiny hops, sweet exotic fruits and caramel, some pale malts, grass and a bit of bubblegum. Flavor of citric fruits, resin, sweet caramel, some goose berries and grass. Very slick and oily palate, not really fond of the hop profile. Still, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7093) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2013
330ml bottle. Hazy orangey dark golden to amber colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Minimally piney and herbal hop aroma, hints of pineapple, a touch of resin. Taste is initially minimally sweet caramel malty with fruity hoppy overtones with a pineapple touch, later more bitter and herbal hoppy overtones, a peanut touch on the malty side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, hoppy and sweet aroma. Hoppy, a bit grassy and sweet flavour. Sweet but with a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Very hazy orange colour with a small white head. Smells hoppy, slighly sweaty and sourish. Tastes caramel, hops, bitter and malts. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2507) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at Wandsworth Beer Festival 2013. Colur is nice orange amber with a nice white foamy medium head. Nose is lots of marmalade, caramel, citrousy grapefruit and lemon. Taste is sweet, citrousy, bitter. Marmalade and caramel, grapefruit and lemon citrous, touch of mango, pine, touch of eucalyptus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4664) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
330ml bottle from Valhallas Goat. Fairly typical looking Kernel beer - hazy amber brown with a good head. Pine hop aroma. Grapefruit hop flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Standard Kernel IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8216) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Opaque orange amber with a low white head. Huge guava, Starburst, lime, warm OJ, triple sec, curry leaf and blackcurrant chew nose. Soapy, floral, deeply bitter and nutty flavour with liquorice, bitter orange and lavender hop. Soft, almost still condition. No surprises: typically murky, aromatic Kernel with exotic hop and deep grounding malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (6019) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of walnuts, vanilla and gooseberries, with a hint of grass and strawberries. flavour is more grass and heavy strawberries, light caramel and a hint of alcohol in the slightly minerally light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8965) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to chriso & Boudicca. Hazy golden with creamy white bubbles. Nose is full citrus hops, light medicinal touch, lemon, hint earthly, touch grass. Taste is sweet slightly yoghurt like yeast, fuller typical Kernel yeast, bitter spices & lemon, garden herbs, some bitter herbs. Full yeast body as usual, some white bread sweetness touch from the yeast. Similar but very solid Kernel brew as always.

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