So it is that Christmas is nearly upon us, and what sort of beer advent calendar would this be without a little visit from an old friend...
The Kernel! - Summit Chinook IPA - 7.3%
A punnet powerhouse of glorious summer fruits. Totally tropical too, juicy peaches blend with ripened mangos with just a spicing of caramel cake.. I could wax lyrical about the aroma, but it's Christmas eve and I wanna get stuck into the drink!
Plenty of juicy fruits yes but this beer also displays a fierce amount of malt and surrounding body - a beer with proper heart, not just all scented talk.. Warming alcohol and yeasty spice in the finish, it has the whole package.
What lots of IPAs wish they were!