IPA Centennial Simcoe
The Kernel Brewery

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American IPA
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4.05 | pDev: 10.12%
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
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4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a glowing, amber-golden color, with a big, froth head.

Unleashes a profound dankness on the nose, coated up by grass and a flowery quality. Among that, there are big chunks of juicy orange, backed up by a pleasant lemon crispness. Has a slightly toffee infused bread maltiness to it, adding a ripe peak to the oranges, while yeast adds a nice, sour whiff to the lemon.

Has a medium carbonation to it, together with the usual Kernel smoothness, perfectly blending into mellowing bread malts, soothing the fruity hoppiness in this.

There is the blend of lime and orange directly from the beginning, among an aqueous softness, together with subtle, dough malts. Brings a pleasant bitterness from the hops early to the palate, while producing a dank juiciness, making the beer utmost easy to drink. At the same time, there is a pungent lime bitterness, especially during the finish, while bready malts cut through only at that stage of drinking, together with its initial softness.

A great ipa, everything comes together incredibly well, while showcasing a very convincing flavor profile, in which every ingredient benefits from the other. Very refreshing, soft to the tongue with an artfully composed hoppiness, perfectly integrating all other flavors in the beers taste profile.

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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden colour with a cloudy body and a foamy, white head that is about a two fingers-width tall and settles down to a thin lacing.

Very pine like, strong bitter & tonnes of hops and a good floral base to the aroma. It smells quite summery and flowery with a lot of pine. There is touches of orange zest as well although these are muted.

Good hops present that give the beer a bitter pine flavour with lots of citrus and floral notes blended throughout the taste. Some lemon and orange as well.

Medium bodied and as mentioned there was a lot of bitterness but also touches of sweetness in there too. The finish was a slightly dry one.

Nice, flavoursome beer with a good body and made for easy drinking despite the huge bitterness levels, I would this a lot more bitter than most of the IPA's have have been drinking of late.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass and purchased from Discount Supermarket, BB October 2013.

Pored a golden amber colour with a thick head and big lacing.

Smells strongly of hops, as the name implies very strong American hops.

Tastes of a balance of strong oily hops and malts. The balance breaks towards the end as hops break through leaving a long lingering bitterness in your mouth.

Overall a very decent IPA, could be more balanced for me, but great for the hopheads out there.

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IPA Centennial Simcoe from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5 ratings