IPA Citra | The Kernel Brewery

IPA CitraIPA Citra
BA SCORE
90.2%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 61 ratings
IPA CitraIPA Citra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thekernelbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DerBayer on 10-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,527
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
61
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
11.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of tendermorsel
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had bottles of this about 5-6 times on my recent trip to London. I was very very impressed with this brewery and this beer in particular.

Gorgous blond color. Nice frothy head to this beer.

The nose on this beer is glorious. Grapefruit Oranges and Lemons. The taste matched the nose. Awesome stuff. Not quite as quaffable as some of the other bottles (Galaxy) that I tried but a world class IPA for sure. As good as any American IPA I have ever had. SERIOUSLY!!

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of thepeter
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Have been lucky enough to try this, very fresh, quite a few times now and it is probably my favorite IPA FULL STOP. Pours golden with a medim full head that is fairly dense and creamy. Smell is superb! Just one of those beers I find myself smelling over adn over without even tasting and still feeling great about it. Lot's of Citrus zest mostly grapefruit, sticky pine resin and honey and grass as well rounding it out. Taste is much like the smell but a bit rougher and heavier on the pine less so on the citrus. Patate is medium and not as sticky as I thought it would be, but this is an IPA not a DIPA so I guess I should have expected the refreshment that I got rather than the sticky icky I expect from great DiPA's. Overall this is a fantastic IPA from a World Class Brewery which I am lucky enough to live about 1.5 miles away from.

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4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at The Kernel Brewery while on vacation in London. Hazy amber-orange pour with fluffy white two finger head with great retention and lacing. The nose is typical Kernel...huge and fresh! Tons of resiny hops along with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and just a touch of green onion. The taste is just as bold and fresh. Huge bitter, resiny hops hit first, followed by tons of tropical fruits and citrus. Grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pine, and that signature Citra hoppiness with a solid caramel malt sweetness to balance it out nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, subtle creaminess and slightly oily with a nice bitter, dry finish. Overall this is a killer IPA. I'm a huge fan of Citra hops and this did not disappoint. I don't think The Kernel can make a bad beer. Yet another winner!

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Photo of beerpirates
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle 7.30% ABV poured into my lost abbey stemware glass !

Pours a pale hazy straw color with almost no head, just a white ring arond the glass. Aroma of strong citrus and floral hops. Flavors of nice bitter hops, citrus, grapefruits, herbs. Nice carboantion, long dry bitterness, grassy finish. Enjoyed the light but sharp hop bitterness. A refreshing and enjoyable brew.
Top class !

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Photo of knq
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle from Oddbins in London Bridge. Also talked to the guy at Utobeer in Borough Market who spoke highly about the Kernel's brewmaster.

A: Deep orange, thin head. Quite hazy due to the yeast sediment.

S: A soon as I opened the bottle I got a whiff of hoppy/yeast bitterness on top of tropical fruit and biscuity malt.

T: Pretty much like the smell. Get a kind of woody bitterness and yeast upfront. Followed by grapefruit sweetness of the citra hop balanced out by some malt. Nice lingering hoppy aftertaste.

M: Lightly carbonated and medium bodied.

D: Probably sits somewhere between a session and sitting beer depending on my mood.

Overall I was really impressed with the beer. Probably the best AIPA I've tried from a non-American brewer. Exciting times as I live just down the road.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I want to thank Tendermorsel for giving me the heads up on this brewery prior to my recent trip to London. Got to sample one of the APA’s, their new Black Rye IPA and then this Citra IPA.

A thin white head forms and settles rather quickly. The beer is the color of an orange sunset with a touch of amber. Slightly cloudy. Only a splotch or two of lace.

The aroma is absolutely fantastic. It’s juicy and overflowing with tropical fruit. Lot’s of tangerine some papaya and a touch of black pepper.

There is a ton of fruit in the flavor, but what’s interesting is that it’s less sweet than the aroma led me to believe. More subtle black pepper in the flavor. Yes the tangerine is still here and it gives way to a nice/dry bitterness that lingers quite a bit. A moment of toasted bread here that is below the fruit and bitterness. Comes forward a bit more as it warms.

Carbonation heightens the sense of dry here. Not at all astringent, but not sweet. Fairly light body and almost refreshing.

I do prefer this to the APA that I tried. This is the best of the three. Good beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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IPA Citra from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 61 ratings
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