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The Kernel Pale Ale Chinook

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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
330ml bottle from drinkmonger. Pours hazy gild, thin white head. Grapefruit aromas, light tropical fruit. Taste is bitter, needs a bit of malt backbone. Not bad though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at The Harp, Trafalgar Sq, London. A hazy light golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes similar hoppy, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, caramel, orange and a slight sweetness. Nice APA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2255) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Pours murky amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, bread, light fruit. Taste is heavy bitter up front with long astringent bitter finish. Body is a tad too light, somewhat sticky, with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (1632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, gooseberry, melon. Taste is citrus, melon, gooseberry. Mouthfeel is quite thin and somewhat bland.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - SEP 1, 2014


Aug 2012 - Bottle. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, hoppy bitterness at end. More balanced than a lot of Kernel beers, but still has the distinctive flavours. Quite good. (3.6)

Aug 2014 - Bottle, 5.3%, 22/07/14. Hazy orange, still, small white head. Aroma is light lemon. Body is medium, light spritz. Taste is more lemon and lager. OK. (3.4)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (172) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 5.3% version, bottled 22/07/14. Bottle from BottleDog, London, drank at home.Delicious aroma of citrus, resin, pine, and some light hay maltiness. Burnished gold, clear, with minimal quickly-dissipating off-white head. Medium sweet then plenty of lasting bitterness. Medium body, creamy, soft carb/almost flat (like well-conditioned cask ale), long bitter finish.Overall, what would have been a really solid effort for a single hop APA is spoiled somewhat by being flat. I guess it?s about expectations; had I ordered it off a handpull it would?ve been different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1740) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, pale gold. Thin, but tight and lasting, sticky, white head. Golden syrup maltiness. Mint and grass. Taste is light bitter. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish. A bit unkernellike.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2756) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2014
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle - hazy amber with slim white head. Aroma of hops, malts and pine. Flavours are malts, pine, grapefruit, quite dry, lingering hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth, thinning at the finish. Good pale ale.


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