If The Kernel were a winery, they’d be a first growth. In a very competitive craft beer market, they are still making astonishingly good stand-out beers. This is another great example.
The Kernel India Pale Ale 5NZ
Fresh but rounded and smooth with nice concentration and harmony. There’s nice hoppy, spicy, passionfruit and grapefruit character, sitting beautifully in the midst of a smooth but not intrusive malt base. The alcohol adds a bit of depth and smoothness, too. Such a lovely beer. 8.5/10