Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Session IPA
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.
NOTE: Kernel Table Beer frequently uses different hop varieties but, as these are not clearly identified on the front label, it is not practicable to list them separately here.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Missus out sales shopping- time for a late afternoon cheeky. This is exactly the kind of situation this beer is designed for; early doors, after a run, before a run, whilst running, before work, before an interview, during an interview, on your breakfast might be others. Bottle my Dad got me for Xmas, bless his heart. Pours with the archetypal, slightly opalescent Kernel misted-ness; yellowish, bright, foaming and as thick with bits as you want it. Outstanding fresh hop aroma; Sauvignon, lychee, blackcurrant, pineapple jelly. Deep, humming, delicious flavour with all the tropical hop beauty promised by the nose, plus the zest of one lemon and a suggestion of undiluted orange and mango cordial. Then the malt kicks in; sweet, biscuity (shortbread, malted milk, rich tea..) all dunked in bitter, stewed tea. So much more fragrant, humming and hoppier than your typical west coast DIPA. Magnificent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5704) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at the BeerTemple. Hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is really nice and hoppy, great tropical aroma, beautiful fresh hoppy notes, light dank hop. Taste is great, nice malt, super crisp citrusy hop, grapefruit, light bitterness. Palate is outstanding, youd never be able to tell this is 3%, light, but fulfilling. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Whatup14 (1811) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur jaune paille trouble, mousse blanche laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre ainsi que dentelle parse. Arme agrumes, houblon rsineux, malt craquant, citron. Got dagrumes, citron, pomlo, corce de pomlo, houblon rsineux, bonne amertume, malt, lger ct sucr en arrire-got. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-faible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1864) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at the Pint Shop, Cambridge on 19th February 2014. Hazy gold with off-white film and pattern lacing. Fine grapefruit aroma. Exquisite in-mouth: delicate yet rich grapefruit and grassiness meet delicate berry fruits. Grapefuit citric tanginess in a fruity finish, on a crisp, zingy mouthfeel and with medium body. Superb!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PABen (14) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
330ml bottle @ 3.3% from Whole Foods. Pours cloudy with a thin head. Fresh gooseberry and tropical aromas, fresh taste, citrus and grass. Could be a new regular, extremely enjoyable..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - APR 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Hops: citra & mosaic. 3.3% abv. Pours very cloudy straw colour with a small white head that dissipates but leaves a good lacing. Really fantastic aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, herbs and ozone. Huge citrus flavours, particularly grapefruit, with some peach. Some grass, herbal notes and heavy floral hops follow. A good, robust bitter finish. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. I can barely believe this is 3.3%. Really fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 My Bottom Line:
This citrusy and resinous low gravity Pale Ale is chock full of hops which are pushed forward by frothy bubbles and relative dryness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy blond, lacing nicely.
-Carbonation could be softer, if anything. I know this is not trying to emulate a cask mouthfeel, but this is still a tad too forced for my tastes.
-This is as intense and agreeable as many 5-6% APAs. Why drink a 5% version if you can have the same aroma, flavour and texture in a 2.8% version?
-The hop profile is beautifully complex. Elderflowers, lemongrass, citrus, you name it.

On tap at the brewery tasting room and The Black Dove, Brighton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (538) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Mosaic in bottle @ 3%. Hazy pale gold, nice smallish head. Tropical fruit - mango and pineapple. Tight fizzy on the tongue carbonation. Bitter grapefruit tempered by mandarin and a solid bitter finish. Superb body at this abv. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
Many thanks to thirstybird for this one! Edition with Mosaic and Zeus hops and 2.9%. Intense and deep. Very fresh and crisp, slightly great and bitter intense. Lots of floral hops, voluminous, intense, floral with pine and resin! Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (9926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
(keg @The Catford Bridge Tavern, London) Pours golden yellow with a medium white head and healthy lacing. Aroma and taste is fruit hoppy. Citrus and peach waves on the palate. Beautiful and at only 3% so very easily drinkable. Just one more....

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