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IPA Double Citra - The Kernel Brewery

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 02-12-2012

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of woosterbill
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy red-orange body under a solid finger of fine, creamy tan foam. Solid retention and lace. Nice.

S: Incredible - intense lemon, orange, mango, grapefruit, and tangering. Pure fruity hop goodness.

T: Big, rich, and hoppy-sweet. All the tropical and citrusy fruit from the nose, plus some pine, some malt, and a bit of spicy alcohol. Huge, bitter, hoppy, boozy finish. Gigantic and delicious.

M: Lively, creamy, frothy medium-full body. A bit too bubbly, but still good.

O: What a beer! The Kernel can deliver the hops as well as any American brewery I know of, and this beer is the most extreme proof out there. I wish I could get this, Kern River Citra DIPA, and Hill Farmstead Double Citra all side-by-side...

Cheers!

Photo of Kirk
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mick303
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle into a tulip glass, a graceful white head that leaves really nice film and lacing. The beer is a burnt orangey brown, very attractive. 4.25

S – apricot, grapefruit, caramel and nutty notes,

T – a very delicious full citrus and tropical hop character, some delicious nutty and aged citrus rind, very good balance with some subtle yeast notes. Malt comes through and adds a very nice balance with tons of complexity.

M – moderate body with a smooth carbonation and coating fruitiness. Alcohol is completely hidden in a refreshing drinkable citrus IPA

A very well done DIPA, cool tropical and citrus hops with solid roasty caramel malt, tons going on and very delicious.

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of beerpirates
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thx to woosterbill for this awesome IPA

33 cl bottel poured into my tullipglass .

A : Pours cloudy, rich gold with a large, frothy, off-white head , nice lacing
S : The citra hops explode out of this beer. The aroma is all orange, toast, grapefruit and pine.
T : Flavor is medium sweet with a gorgeous, restrained bitterness. Juicy, juicy, juicy. Orange juice mostly, with hints of alcohol, bread, and grass. Warm finish, semi-sticky, lots of orange, some toasted sugar, sweet grass, pine needles, pulpy orange, some pineapple and light citrus rind.
M : Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, and a velvety mouthfeel
O : Unbelievably smooth overall. Way, way to easy to drink this stuff. Super DIPA. World class, definitely.

Photo of crusian
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to my awesome girlfriend... Thanks to mes for showing her around too.
Love me some Kernel.
picked up at the brewery saturday.

nose is a ton of grapefruit, lemon, with a hint of pine overtones.

nice and cloudy burnt orange color with about an inch of head.

Taste is quite nice, with the grapefruit, lemon, and the pine being more in play on the palate than the nose. Taste is actually better than the nose as well. Pine is more dominant, but damn good. oily and slick hops, with none of the 9.8% to be tasted anywhere. Quite nicely balanced malts as well, I didnt expect to taste much malt on this one, but can. A slight wheaty characteristic on the finish. I wish i had more than this one bottle!!
mouthfeel is quite nice as well, not overly thick, not too thin, nice carbonation as well.

Photo of thepeter
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a few of these at Kernel and at home. It is the best DIPA I have had.
Pours a dark amber orange with a rocky head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is intense, as I can smell it from a distance the moment it pours out the bottle. Smell and flavor is similar. Begins a bitter fresh hop POP with Lots of citrus, mango, pinapple, pine resin, Orange peel, zest, a bit of alcohol warmth at the end and bitter finish. The Palate is amazing, soft and airy, medium to full bodied, creamy, just perfect carbonation. Overall this is Just fantastic! I wish more people could try it adn be lucky enough to have it as fresh as I did (first day available after bottling) Will need to go back and get some more.

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle purchased from the Beer Boutique in East Putney, London.
Four pounds per bottle. Bottled on April 2. Labeled Best Before August 2.
Bottle also printed with statement that this is a bottle conditioned beer and should be stored upright and poured gently, if you prefer to leave the yeast sediment inside the bottle.

Slightly hazy yellow/gold elixir, thin white head, plenty of lacing.

Huge Citra notes: mangoes, oranges, kiwi.

Leaving the yeast behind, this is one smooth, tropical refresher with a hint of alcohol at the back end.

Medium body, well carbonated.

UK breweries are taking notice if the US IPAs and this one stands with the best we have in the States. Well done.

Photo of haz77
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy dark amber with an inch of fine, thick off-white head. A couple of streamers are visible. The head retains as a thin cap very well atop the liquid.

S - Yep, citra hops....Passion fruit/guava/mango and other tropical fruits, lemon, gooseberry, green apple skin, nettles, biscuity(?) malt pushed right to the back. Mouthwatering stuff.

T - Sherberty lemon transitions into thick caramel/molasses, before the tropical fruit pushes through. The finish has a distinct herbal edge and lingers along with brown sugar and tobacco in a lengthy aftertaste. The hum of alcohol is constantly trying to push forward (and finally does in the finish), but is generally well masked.

M - Soft, persistent carbonation picks away at the medium-full body and helps cleanse the palate along with the hops.

D - The best of the Kernel brew I've had so far. Nice depth and interest.

Photo of Dracook
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of leighton
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at home in London. Pours cloudy, rich gold with a large, frothy, off-white head. The citra hops explode out of this beer. The aroma is all orange, toast, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is medium sweet with a gorgeous, restrained bitterness. Juicy, juicy, juicy. Orange juice mostly, with hints of alcohol, bread, and grass. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation, and a velvety mouthfeel. Warm finish, semi-sticky, lots of orange, some toasted sugar, sweet grass, pine needles, pulpy orange, some pineapple and light citrus rind. Unbelievably smooth overall. Way, way to easy to drink this stuff. Super DIPA. World class, definitely.

IPA Double Citra from The Kernel Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.