IPA Amarillo Citra Summit
The Kernel Brewery

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American IPA
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3.58 | pDev: 7.54%
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale champagne colour, quite cloudy with foamy white head that doesn't really stick around. Light lacing. Not bad.

Smells hoppy. Fairly fruity with a citric edge, touch of bitter grapefruit but mostly ripe stonefruit - peach and mango primarily, putting me in mind of Citra. Touch of honey to the malt. Again, not bad.

Taste is a bit tame. Slight peanut edge to the malt upfront then hops are prominent, billowing but not explosively impactful. Grapefruit with lemon, orange and a touch of peach, then slight resinous bitterness on the finish. Nice characters but not quite enough of them.

Body is fine for the style, texture again not very impactful but not bad.

Needs a bit more edge. Kind of feels like an awkward, polite British version of an American IPA. Nice characters but could just use more.

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3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml brown bottle purchased from the brewery in Bermondsey when doing the Beer Mile. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.

Pours a fairly hazed pale yellow-orange colour, with a very fine head of pure white that settles down to some mounds of pocked bubbles. Lots of very tiny specks of lace. Carbonation is fairly powdery. Looks good overall.

Nose is clean and bright. Slightly crisp orange citrus character comes through, but overall it feels a bit thin. Some slightly organic, funky malt character comes through. Not much to it overall.

Taste is certainly a little richer. Here there's a fuller malt character which propagates the sharper hops characters. These stay as a slight grapefruit and crushed lemon peel character. Back is slightly pithy, with a bit of peach and more grapefruit bitterness.

Feel has a bit of weight to it, nicely enough.

Overall, it's a tasty IPA, but not on the upper end of the style. There's still plenty to enjoy in it though.

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IPA Amarillo Citra Summit from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 4 ratings