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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle conditioned; Special.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (161) - Greater London, - SEP 4, 2013
Epic collab between London's greatest bottle shop and it's premier brewer. Chinook and Simcoe with a rye malt backbone. Incredibly drinkable with a finely balanced bitterness at the end. Here's to the next 20 years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Epic collab between London's greatest bottle shop and it's premier brewer. Chinook and Simcoe with a rye malt backbone. Incredibly drinkable with a finely balanced bitterness at the end. Here's to the next 20 years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 8/16/2012 Total Score: 3.1
Keg at StormBird. Pale orange colour with pleasing light citrus aroma. Intense bitterness from the Simcoe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5018) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at CBC 2012. Light golden in the glass, nice head. Fruity aroma like lemon. Starts fine fruity-hoppy with notes of lemon, finish more grasy-hoppy, well balanced and quite drinkable. A good one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10720) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Intensiv hopfiger Antrunk, grasig, geringe Bitterkeit. Vollmundig, würzig, abgestimmter Hopfen, rund. Kernig. Super! 11/12/12/12/12/12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2012
Tasted on tap @Kernel brewery, in July 2012. Aroma is refreshing and spicy, slightly piny in the end. Taste is refreshing, compliments aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3296) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle 5.1% courtesy of mr_h. Cloudy amber brown colour, reasonable head, lot of sediment. Big hoppy pine aroma & flavour. Smooth with sweet hoppy aftertaste. Another winner from The Kernel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle 5.1%. Hazy blond colour. Aroma is hoppy and fruity - passionfruit and pink grapefruit. The flavour is similar with the fruitiness giving initial sweetness then the strong hop gives a long bitter finish. The balance feels good one this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 25, 2012 - Draught at The Kernel (Bermondsey). Orange-gold with a very attractive large frothy white head, nice lacing. Aroma - so juicy and pungent smelling, just a little alcohol - nicely balanced, my mouth watered ("it good!"). Taste follows - citrus, light pine, floral - lovely. Average body, decent airy carbonation, medium-long juicy/grapefruit finish ... as always with the Kernel brews, simple, straightforward, rock-solidly made. I had two more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy orangey-brown with a nice sized head. The nose has grapefruit and barley water. The taste has oranges leading into grapefruit and then grapefruit pith. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry bitter finish. Overall, good but a little too bitter to be balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012
Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, earthy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, IMO unbalanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]
7-3-7-3-13

Bottle 500ml.

[ As The Kernel Mr. Lawrence 1992 - 2012 Anniversary Ale ].
Unclear matt medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, peach, fruity, thin, light tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120813]
8-2-7-3-15

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
On keg at The Bow Bar. Pours a cloudy light golden colour with a fair white head. A huge passion fruit aroma before pineapple, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nicely bitter with lingering passion fruit again. Lovely.


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