India Pale Ale Mosaic
The Kernel Brewery

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The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
IPA - American
Ranked #2,340
Ranked #17,197
3.87 | pDev: 9.3%
Oct 01, 2021
Apr 17, 2013
Very Good
India Pale Ale MosaicIndia Pale Ale Mosaic
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3.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 01, 2021
4 by steverx8 from England on Apr 19, 2020
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2.92/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De 32gp. Programando Gestorred. Sopita de pino resinosa algo pasada de rosca. Aspecto de agua sucia. Sin llegar a desagradar, uno espera mucho mas de Kernel.

Mar 18, 2020
3.34 by stephenlee93 from England on Sep 27, 2019
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Sep 30, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from Ales By Mail. ABV is 7.0%. Cloudy golden colour with yeast floaties, moderate white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, pine and spruce. The flavour has a slight malty and fruity sweetness, followed by distinct grapefruity and resinous bittering hops.

Jul 07, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppie82 from Illinois

On draft at Kontynuacya in Wroclaw, Poland.

Light cloudy amber appearance. Grapefruit citrus nose and flavor with mild bitter finish. Easy drinking.

Jul 29, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

330nl bottle courtesy of Thirstybird (thanks Rian). Bottled on 11/23/2016; best by 3/23/2017. Pours a hazy, honey-gold with a frothy, half inch, bright white head that settles into a solid skim. Swaths of lacing are evident during the tasting. Nice nose - suggestions of tropical fruit and honeydew melon. Taste leads with cracked malts, followed by a hint of the elements suggested by the nose and an earthy/herbal quality. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation shy of lively, a hint of acidity and a semi-dry finish. Overall, a solid IPA despite the age. Wish I had the opportunity to try this sooner.

Apr 25, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Hazy straw yellow with a thin white head. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body, medium to high carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

Jan 03, 2017
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hoppsbabo from England

Fresh from the brewery.
Appearance: Nice and cloudy with a sustaining white head.
Taste: A piquant orange marmalade and burned toast profile. At 7% it's pretty watery. Very dry with lots of zest.
Overall: The Kernel are great at what they do but some are better than others and this is one of their more generic tasting offerings.

Oct 29, 2016
3.96 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on May 27, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by seanbhudson from California

Look:hazy orange
Smell: topical (pineapple) and earth
Taste: pineapple, biscuits, pine. A bit of orange soda
Feel: nice balance not to syrupy but not too crisp
Overall: great beer just a tad sweet

May 26, 2016
4 by Deltoro from Florida on Apr 27, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by aleigator from Germany

Yields a cloudy golden-amber color with a small, stable white head.

Offers a very diversified, inviting hop profile, featuring water melon, blood orange, pine apple, apple peel and a soft touch of lime. The beer has a honey sweet maltiness to it, which gets balanced by lime and wet grass, leaving the focus on the hops. A skunky sweet undertone adds to the malts, countering the beers otherwise utmost refreshing, crisp impression.

Has a very soft, medium carbonation, establishing a creamy, pleasant mouthfeel.

Tastes from the very beginning of a profound, honey sweet maltiness with an aqueous softness to it, together with a note of dough. Hops add a nice, lemony bite to the honey, carefully establishing a crisp counterpart to the malts. Until the finish, malts and hops are pretty much on par, with a well working, soothing aqueous quality being well recognizable. Dank qualities with prickly, juicy lemon get most distinct after the swallow, while leaving the palate in a clean, smooth fashion.

This drinks fairly easy, while its actual hop qualities shine surprisingly late, which may be due to the honey maltiness, getting picked up way faster than the complex bitterness. On the palate, hops appear to be much more streamlined than on the nose, which may be necessary to be able to balance the profound malt backbone effectivly. They are certainly able to do so, even removing an initial malty slickness, while establishing a convincing, pungent lime punch.

Nov 21, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jonb5 from England

Almost a half pint at the Craft Beer co Clerkenwell.

A: Cloudy, golden, not much of a head, minimal amount of lacing.

S: Mango, not too much else but nice.

T: On the sweet side, also followed the nose, subtle for a stronger beer, not too boozy.

M: Smooth, slightly chewy texture, tiniest hint of a coarse edge from the booze.

O: I really liked this one, didn’t over do anything, but was pretty interesting.

Sep 15, 2015
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3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

I don't find the subtle blueberry you'd expect in a Mosaic hopped beer, and the blatant untamed hop bitterness carries it swiftly into imbalance. Standard pale malt base.

Overcarbonated and unrefreshing.

Drinkable. Merely above average for the style. Does hide its ABV well.

C+ (3.05)

Sep 10, 2015
4.43 by Bpayne88 from England on Sep 06, 2015
4 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey on Jun 08, 2015
4.3 by Highbury09 from North Carolina on Jun 05, 2015
3.51 by Jon4than from Texas on Jun 05, 2015
3.61 by teddibrewski from England on Mar 22, 2015
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 20, 2014
4 by SVD from Netherlands on Oct 22, 2014
3.75 by BeerTruck from Portugal on Sep 14, 2014
4.21 by stephenlee from England on Aug 02, 2014
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Jul 13, 2014
3.25 by bark from Sweden on May 01, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Kenee from England

Served chilled into a tulip glass.

NIce light yellow but with a cloudy darker haze (not chill haze). Intriguing.

Very light fruity citrus smell. Grapefruit?

Nice mild small fizz on the tongue.

Lovely light citrus flavour but with a broad beery taste (helpful I know!). Only mild astringency despite hops smell.

Thirst quenching and very refreshing. Not as good as I was expecting but good new wave IPA.

Apr 10, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MikeReserva from Netherlands

Bottled on 4 March 2014.

A. Quite pale with a nice white head that lasts.

S. Tons of tropical fruit. Pineapple, citrus, peach, apricot. Some pine and herbs as well, also a bit grassy. Very good.

T. Less fruit than the nose, balanced by fairly strong Pine and Grass. A nice citrus flavour in the middle along with some hints of peach and apricot. The malt profile is only lightly present, balancing the hops and bitterness a bit. Finished quite bitter, yet without getting sharp. Very pleasant. Great taste, yet less then the smell.

M. Perfectly carbonated, and pretty smooth. Perfect for an IPA.

O. Very solid beer with a very rich smell that overwhelms the taste a tiny bit. Brewed with only one hop, yet still quite complex. A very good and balanced IPA, in both Fruit/Spicey as in sweet/bitter.

Apr 10, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Bottled March 4 2014.

The beer is cloudy orange in colour, with a smallish white head. Head goes pretty quickly.

Great nose on this one. Bright and fruity, quite tropical, but some citrus as well. Pineapple, lychee, orange.

Taste is also good, but not as remarkable as the nose. Still bright and fruity, with a grapefruit presence, but there is now a notable weedy, herbal flavour - which is not a bad thing. Fairly bitter. A decent caramel malt base.

Medium bodied, moderately to strongly carbonated. A bit oily.

Overall, very nice stuff. A very good IPA.

Mar 26, 2014
3.75 by Nolen12 from Kentucky on Mar 23, 2014
3.75 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Nov 26, 2013
4.25 by the4_5 from England on Nov 13, 2013
3.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Nov 05, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Bottle bought online from Etre Gourmet. Bottled Aug 24, 2013. 7.2% abv.

It pours a cloudy yellow orange(it's bottle conditioned) with a 1" head of foam and brings some very nice lacing.

Big time grass and grapefruit in the smell with no hint of any malt. This IS super fresh and an American IPA so....;^)

Grapefruit is on the prowl, some grassy notes standing by the grapefruit assuring that the Mosaic hops do their job right. And they do. Weirdly, the only time I notice any malt character is during the swallow. A bit of slightly sweet going on there only at that time. Is it bitter? For sure! Is it too much for Bitterbill to handle? Laws no! I'm digging it!

Medium bodied with ditto for the carbonation. Just fine for the style and for my palate.

Drinkability is very good for the abv and since I'm a big fan of bottle conditioned brews, the cloudy appearance doesn't hurt the score in my book. This is really an enjoyable brew.

Oct 14, 2013
4 by TallSaint from New York on Oct 14, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jazzyjeff13 from England

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. I've been looking forward to sampling this new hop variety.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A rich orange-amber hue with plenty of chunky sediment and good carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of bright, juicy hops with hints of white grape, mild melon, grapefruit, peel, citrus, grass/hay and faint tropical fruit. Sweet and leafy, with undertones of caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Excellent.

Tastes of intensely fruity hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grape, grass/hay, tropical fruit, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. A subtle twinge of booze in the background. Highly attenuated, followed by a strident, spicy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent carbonation and good body. The hops oils stimulate the palate. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and earthy yeast.

Oh yes - another success from the British masters of the American IPA. Lovely stuff. It looks good, even if the yeast is a bit excessive. The aroma and flavour present a smorgasbord of fruity, hoppy deliciousness and a mordant bitterness. Nice body. Once again, Kernel are killing it with their IPAs - well worth trying if you stumble across it.

Jul 31, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by flyingpig from Scotland

Bottle from The Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.20, 330ml):
Cloudy, dark golden amber colour with a lot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well as in the glass. There is a pinky sized, foamy white head that holds very well.

Hoppy with plenty of pine and citrus notes to begin with, there is also a nice helping tropical notes along with some grapefruit, orange with some background caramel malts.

Pine hops with some grapefruit and plenty of tropical fruits but it's not quite as bitter as I was expecting from the smell. There is some sweetness and the caramel malts are more pronounced here but they still remain in the background throughout. More citrus and orange towards the end.

Smooth with a light medium body. As expected the beer is very bitter and full of citrus that gives it a nice tang towards the end and overall it has a nice balance with a crisp finish.

Another fine beer from The Kernel, this is the reason I pick up their beers any chance I get. This one looks fantastic and smells great too with a lot of tropical fruits and bitter pine hops to start off with.

May 12, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Marigold with a rimming snow white film and lots of chunky bits of yeast.
Intoxicating nose - tropical fruit salad, pink grapefruit and fresh hop flowers with a touch of cat.
Saltines, biscuit and grapefruit chunks then twisty hops of passionfruit, tangerine, mango and spruce.
Grapefruit peel finish and long saltwater taffy linger.
Light verging on medium, some cling, crisp, tinny.

Mosaic reputedly has both Simcoe and Citra characteristics, and that explains a lot: sharp and tart, though more multi-dimensional than Citra and not as dank as Simcoe. I get less earth and spice and more citrus and fruit, though Mosaic can show all. Far more aroma than IBUs. As usual, balanced and lean-bodied.

More excellence from Kernel.

May 11, 2013
4 by His_Royal_Hoppiness from England on Apr 29, 2013
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