Breakfast Beer Tasting: Kernel S.C.C.A.NS


Well it’s Friday, so it must be Kernel day. A very promising mix of Simcoe, Citra, Columbus, Apollo, and Nelson Sauvin hops go into this, so what can go wrong?

It’s the usual bottle-conditioned 330ml package but interestingly, at 6%, is a reduced-strength version of its previous incarnation. It poured very murky amber with a massive off-white head. The aroma was mostly tropical-pineapple and grapefruit-with a little pine there as well.

The taste was more of the same tropical fruit with some marmalade and mango thrown in. Maybe a bit of yeast as well, but the overall impression is of a very fruity, rather than bitter, IPA. Reducing the strength has done little to dampen the flavour. Not clean (topical insert) but very tasty, nonetheless.

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