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The Kernel Pale Ale Bravo Apollo

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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle conditioned; Special.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2011
500ml bottle - stolen from Kernel Brewery during RBESG2011. BB2011/11/16
7 Lovely spicy and sharp hoppy aroma, spring onions and garlic, some slightly eco grains too, but hpos dominate. Even though I poured quite carefully, the yeaster of the two glasses was unsurprisingly yeastier in aroma.
4 Rich orange, fizzy pour, and a frothy head. Bottom half of the bottle was cloudier, hefeweizen-like, and had a more persistent head.
7 Big fruity body, but plenty of malt to back it up. Fruits are almost lychee-like in the clear pour. Cloudy pour has more nettles in the retronasals.
4 Crisp carbonation. Spicy finish, almost has a peppery burn to it. Slightly citrussy, and generally fruity too, but a nice sweet and refreshing malty finish too. The cloudier one was fuller in the mouth.
15 Burps fantastically, just pure aromatic fruity hops. Great balance. In the end, we mixed the cloudier and clear pour together, and it gave a great balance between the fullness and the sharpness. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
500ml bottle from the Rake, drunk at home, 14th Jan 2011. Hazy orange with a finger of white head. Nose is really herby with garlic and spring onion. Flavour has orangey notes alongside considerable earthiness and mineral hints. Excellent body, a good balance between robustness and drinkability. Another good beer from the Kernel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle at The Kernel brewery. Evan seems like a very nice bloke. On my birthday too (then, not now). Murky yellow with a thin white head. Had next to the citra got to say I prefer that but nothing short of superb again. Awesome condition as expected. Awesome all round. This was my first day on Kernel beer, damn I wish I could buy these round my way. Great work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with weak piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Hefeweizen milky with a fine, well-retained foam. All the hop lusciousness on the nose I’ve come to expect from The Kernel; armpit, grapefruit juice, papaya. Excellent, soapy, well-squeezed hop flavour with humid tropical, floral and grapefruit notes over a cushion of malted milk biscuit and peanut husk. A snort of retronasal brine; green stems and chlorophyll on the burp. Still looking for a pale Kernel beer that’s anything less than top 100 material.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle; home, bought from brewery. Poured slightly hazy orange-bronze with off-white lacing. Aroma is straw, mango, oranges, nice btiterness, fresh bread. Taste is loads of mango, oranges, incredibly drinkable, almost on soda levels but better than soda, loads of orange zest around the tongue, the bitterness is stunning, just a nice big hoppy beer and definitely a stlye which other breweries can use. Why drink boring brown bitter when this shit is ready for the spring; summer and the cricket? I’m game for drinking this and watching cricket. Beams me into the tropics. Lovely fruity finish, crisp, balanced and poised. No chemical residue after-taste here and this is the way forward. Bottling condition is stunning!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
500ml bottle (best before 16 November 2011) @ Christmas tasting on 28 December 2010. Who’d have thought it? A Kernel Pale Ale packed with fresh, juicy, assertive hops. This one majors on tangy orange peel, especially on the nose where a fantastic aromatic whiff leaps out at you. A bit more grapefruit and resin on the palate. Appearance is golden amber with a haze. Well up to standard.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle at Mes Tasting. Cloudy gold pour, medium white head. Grass, grapefruit and earth on the nose, some malts. Good flavor, medium sweet, lots of earth and bitter citrus. Medium in body with lots of carbonation. Lightly dry on the finish, more grapefruit and modest sugar. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisOs - Christmas Tasting.

Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light lgiht heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101228]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Amber pour with an off white head. Plenty of citrus in the nose, a little floral with a hint of herbs. Nice orange zest flavour complimented nicely by a bit of ginger and peach. Crisp, fresh taste. Sharp, bitter finish.


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