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Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at Kernel as "Pale Ale Citra Simcoe Ahtanum". It pours hazy gold with a medium white head. The nose is orange squash, sweet tangerine, orange chewits and playdough. The taste is pithy citrus, orange, tangerine, sherbet, earth, dough and pine with a dry, rather bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, bitter yet well balanced and massively drinkable. One of Kernel’s best APAs of late.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from brewery. Pale hazy pale amber, medium white bubbly head. Nose is pithy, fresh juicy citrous hop, with grapefruit, lemon and a caramel malt and dry hay malt backbone. Taste is chalky minerally, pithy grapefruit, pine. Maybe lacks fruit in the taste. Minerally and piney hop bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
hazy golden ... soft sweet passion fruit nose ... sharp zezty fruits ... ligth passion ... soft and easy ... assume this was kega t bat but dont know
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2013 Total Score: 3.7
keg at the bat ... golden yellow ... zezty frit peachy apricot ... light yeast nose ... too fizzy ... sweet herbal pechy fruit... mellow swetness ... lovely frutis ... floral... ligth sweet yeast ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (536) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
(Bottle.) Opaque straw-coloured beer. Grassy, grapefruit aroma. Mild, hoppy flavour that if anything could do with tasting a bit stronger. As you’d expect if you’ve had other citras, there’s a big citrus/grapefruit influence on the flavour along with the hops. Not the best I’ve had of this sort but very drinkable none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Keg @ The Kernel. The pour’s a hazy light orange color with a tiny white head. The aroma’s distinctly of grape must. White concord grape. Moderate citrus aromas. Orange peel, marmalade, etc. Chalky bitterness on the palate. Lemon drizzle cake flavors with a hint of cheese. Mild mineral. Orange fruit leather. Light body, moderate carbonation. Overall, a bit chalky. The flavors weren’t especially bright in this sample. I’ll have to go against the grain and say that on this showing this is one of the Kernel’s lesser recent efforts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (330) - - MAY 9, 2013
Hits a very good drinkable note. More delicate than their IPAs but still enough citrus and pine in the taste. So it’s good for a few.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Quel Vin. Muddy amber brown, not much head. Grapefruit & mango aroma. Flowery resin hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. Not as intense as most Kernel Beers.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Keg @ Hanging Bat. Hazy pale amber brown colour, not much head. Biscuit hop aroma. Flowery hop flavour. A bit watery for a Kernel beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1036) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
(33 cl bottle from Utobeers @ Borough Market; Bottled on March 10th 2013; BBD: July 10th 2013) I’ve been meaning to brew my own Citra/Simcoe pale ale so I was eager to see how the pros have gone about it. This one pours a lively and slightly hazy golden with little, white head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma is fresh hops where both tropical fruit and sprucy notes are present in a well integrated combination. Oily texture, medium body and a slightly bitter finish Flavour largely follows the nose and has noticeable bitterness yet the end result is very drinkable and pleasant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9925) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at home after a hard days work, 06/04/13, from the brewery bottled 11/03/13. Hazy pale golden with a thin off white head that dissipates to a film. Nose is juicy tropical fruits, mango, orange pith, grapefruit, fresh hops, light pine. Taste comprises bitter sweet grapefruit, orange sherbet, light mango, residual sugars, citrus, pale malts, hops, pine needles, mineral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation pitched perfectly, hop bitterness in the finish. Top draw - I can’t recall a better pale from the Kernel!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Bottle bought at Beer Boutique, Putney, London. A hazy golden coloured pour with a healthy white head on top. Lovely hoppy, rich tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, rich tropical fruit, orange and grapefruit, pine, slight bitterness. This was a lovely fresh APA that I could drink all evening. Really moreish. Excellent.


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