REVIEW: The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo

India Pale Ale Amarillo

The Kernel Brewery
Bermondsey, London, UK

The Kernel Brewery has been one I’ve admired from afar for a long time. It was one of the first UK breweries alongside Meantime and Camden Town that grabbed my attention. It is not just me who holds the brewery in such high esteem as Owner and Brewer, Evin O’Riordain, was awarded British Guild of Beer Writers Brewer of the Year 2011.

The Kernel produces so many fantastic pale ales, stouts and porters and the India Pale Ale Amarillo is a delicious fusion of hops and malt. It has a fantastic strong colour that really stands out amongst other ales. It is a very easy ale to drink, despite being quite a high 6.3% ABV. As I’ve previously mentioned on here I am more of a pale ale advocate than the IPA, however The Kernel IPA Amarillo is one of the best, if not thee best IPA’s I’ve ever had.

Tasting notes say, “Burnished golden colour. Aromas of tropical fruits, hints of grass. The sweetness of the malt gives them the impression of fruit salad on the palate, juicy, then followed up with a big bitterness, with some pepper and spice.” As soon as I open a bottle my instinct is to put my nose right on top of the bottle and the aroma that the IPA Amarillo gives off is just the best. It has a really distinguished smell that is incredibly moreish and addictive. I love the simplicity of The Kernel Brewery brand. Everything is about creating great beers. The branding just tells you exactly every you need to know. The Kernel is a serious player in the craft brewery game and deserves to be considered one of the finest breweries in the world, let alone the UK.

I’d really recommend you give The Kernel Brewery a visit  in Bermondsey (on Saturdays) as you can pick up several variety of ales at very reasonable prices.



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