India Pale Ale (Mosaic) | The Kernel Brewery

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India Pale Ale (Mosaic)India Pale Ale (Mosaic)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 04-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of kojevergas
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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)

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of bark
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Jon4than
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teddibrewski
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a golden copper colour with a slight haze. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (pears, grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, some tobacco...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew...

Overall - Another excellent IPA from Kernel... highly recommended...

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SVD
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of wl0307
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Kernel Brewery in London recently; bottle-conditioned in a 330ml brown bottle, bottled on 12/03/2013, BB 12/07/2013, served cool in Tripel Karmaliet’s branded stemmed flower bulb-shaped goblet.

A: pours a dark amber cloudy hue, coming with fine fizz and a well lasting creamy beige head.
S: the nose is full of ripe fruits & flowery esters, reminiscent of grapefruits, hawthorn fruits, ripe guava, ripe oranges, underlined by creamy malts & hop resins at the back. Overall, it’s harmonious & balanced. A very good swirl brings up a touch of musk & phenol, while a whiff of semi-stinky English pale malts with fine caramely sweetness always stays close by.
T: on the palate, the flavour is balanced acidic&sweet, showing a good pale-malt dominated backbone, with tangy&chewy hop tannins to follow, before an aromatic aftertaste prevails with more potent bitter hops & exotic fruitiness at the end of each long sip.
M: lightly carbonated, smooth on the palate, medium bodied… all in all very well attenuated.
O: this is yet another well-balanced hoppy treat from the Kernel, delicious, also showing a clear flavour structure. Well done, Chun!

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Photo of flyingpig
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of aleigator
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Kenee
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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India Pale Ale (Mosaic) from The Kernel Brewery
3.99 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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