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India Pale Ale Stella | The Kernel Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerpirates on 07-12-2012

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
2.22%
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012 (bottled May 2012). Acquired from Trembling Madness in York. Bottle conditioned. Based on the label, this is hopped solely with Stella.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A hazy orange-amber hue with decent carbonation and copious yeast sediment that slowly darkens the glass. Produces a large head of creamy off-white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a pervasive surface layer. Aroma of intensely fruity hops - grapefruit, melon, peach, citrus, tropical fruit - all mingling beautifully. This is underpinned by faintly grainy caramel malt, hints of yeast and a warming whiff of alcohol.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a fruity hop character and a spicy bitter finish. Notes of aromatic hops dominate; grapefruit, melon, citrus and tropical fruit. In the background lurk hints of earthy yeast and grain, along with solventy booze. A strident, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and spicy, with good body. Could be a bit more carbonated. Quite astringent. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and yeast.

Tasty stuff - an excellent IPA. Lots of fruity hop character, sweet malt and a balanced bitterness. The only weakness is the slight lack of carbonation, which would improve the texture. But this is minor quibbling - grab one if you see it and drink it down!

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Photo of beerpirates
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 330ml poured into my bruery tulip glass

Clear medium to dark orange yellow colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, peach, flowers, fruit. Flavour is simaler to the nose , moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily,
medium carbonation

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India Pale Ale Stella from The Kernel Brewery
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