zacgillbanks (5169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle - 7.4% ABV. A hazy amber coloured beer with a strong orange marmalade flavour, tropical fruit notes and a bitter hoppy finish. Superb! Czik (22) - Siedlce, POLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a nice head, a hazy, deep orange colour and a nice, hoppy, bit flowery aroma. Very bitter and very good, the hoppiness is very rich, spicy and minty. One of the best I’ve had. A_Dangerfield (11) - - MAY 29, 2012
Bottles theatre of wine and the old fountain pub. Another superb IPA from the Kernel.. easily on par with myriad Nogs and Mikkeller costing twice as much. Big hoppy mouth.. floral, grapefruit, resins and slight caramel. Nicely bittered and *despite* the 7.5% ABV the huge flavours overide it. Well done for reclaiming Stella! a fine hop indeed. JohnRMurdoch (4863) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle @ Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Hoppy aroma. Cloudy amber colour, good head. Strong hoppy flavour, bitter aftertaste. A good IPA but very similar to other Kernel Beers. johndoughty (5438) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle-7.4 per cent. Cloudy yellow with a yellow aroma. Full of cirus and hoppy flavours that hit you upon opening. Quite a thick palate upon stunningly pleasant. Why call it Stella a name associated with blandness and uniformity?
gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours hazy golden with a moderate sized creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and flowers. Taste is crisp and fresh citrus, lingering till the end. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Strong bitter and dry end, mint and citrus, a good one, again.
DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours a dark orange, with a trim Brazilian head. Smells like a good, rather than spectacular IPA. As a flavour experience it is remarkably solid: pineapple, orange and a nice bitter finish, crunchingly so. The strength is a bonus and warms pleasantly. Another winner. mike_77 (6657) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle - 7.5%. Hazy orange colour. Aroma has sweet fruits especially melon. Texture is very soft and creamy. There’s a good malt balance to this IPA. Some orange oils in the flavour. Bitterness is medium but relatively light for an IPA. Leaves a warming afterglow. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
High expectations. Right, peppery, piney nose with hints of burnt candy and lime. Pours golden with a steady head and persistant lace. Flavour is brilliant - big, peppery undertones lifted by mango, papaya and lemonade notes with a strong, dry, harmonious finish. Balanced, tasty and exceptionally good. What are they doing at The Kernel? How are they getting it so right? Other craft brewers - get yourself down to these guys and ask some questions to get the playing field a bit levelled. Right now, no-one can touch The Kernel. Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Sampled from bottle at Scopeys 2nd East Croydon Beer tasting, thanks to Nate. Hazy light orange color, small white head. Smell hops, pine, resin. Taste hops, pine and bitter. Dry finish. Decent average body and medium carbonation.