KyotoLefty (4736) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Wild nose: gumball, dry, minerals, passion fruit. Orange-salmon pink color. Light, dry, minerally flavor, grapefruit zest. Rather thin, very hoppy and dry. Nice.
shoulderbroken (1145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy blonde orange, bubbly white head. Aroma orange, citrus, really nice, biscuity, sweet, tropical fruit, cake.
Taste, fruity, citrus again, biscuity malt. Really nice pale.
TimE (2600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden amber. Hugely piney, woody nose. Very well defined nose. Huge hoppy mouth, with not much malt backbone, but hop chariacter is soo well defined and characterized it is truely remarkable. Thin body. Moderately bitter finish. Decent and interesting stuff.
evergreen0199 (1335) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras Station, London. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Nice fresh hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy. grapefruit, citrus, pine, slight bitterness. This was only bottled 2 weeks ago, lovely fresh pale ale.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st January 2013
Light haze on this gold - amber beer. Tidy off white head. Palate is light, crispy and semi dry. Lovely clean fresh hops. Bitter floral notes. Mild skunk. Marmalade orange and a little mango. Tagerine pith. Mint. Trace of lemon. All on fresh clean malt. Semi dry finish with a little fresh hop sting. Delicious!
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from Mr Lawrence, SE London) Fuzzy/hazy light gold in colour with a medium off white head, medium body. Aroma is citrus hoppy and taste is citrus, grapefruit, pine and biscuit malt. Beautiful!
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours mostly clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a strong, frothy white foam head. Beautiful aroma, some lightly toasted sugars, juicy orange, grapefruit, pear. Light to medium sweet flavor, some semi-dry berries, rich and somewhat bitter citrus fruits, mild honey and caramel, some dry wood, dry grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, faintly resinous finish, dry orange, lemon rind, lightly toasted pale malts. Typically great Kernel APA.
rlgk (7474) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Somewhat hazy pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy floral aroma, biscuits, citrus, grapefruit, lemongrass, hay notes, pears, pine notes. Hoppy pine flavor, grassy, floral, quite bitter, lemongrass, pine needles, citrus, some grapefruit, pear notes. Fruity hop finish with woody notes.