madmitch76 (12141) - , 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!
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Hazy deepish gold colour with lasting white head. Attractive hoppy tangerine aroma. Some earthyness in the mouth. A touch of soap. Drinkable hoppy and fruity. Aroma is great.
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater 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 (8445) - 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.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured without haze! Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are spiced oranges with lemon and leafy, herbal notes with coriander. Floral with grapefruit and woody notes. Flavours are piney and woody with hints of caramel. Grapefruit with mango and lemon. Peppery with a fruity, dry finish. Very good.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle- all of it, bits included. Beautiful fresh squeezed grapefruit, pine sap, intense flowers, almost patchouli nose. Lean and punishing with an iron-like richness; soap and flowers, G+T dryness, husk, greenery. Fairly massive bitterness subsiding into biscuit crumbs and a dab of honey. Finely misted orange with a low white head. Almost too much.
KyotoLefty (5572) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ales and Tails, Twickenham, 02/03/13. Bottled 14/12/12.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin white head.
Nose is hops, orange squash, light grapefruit, mango.
Taste follows, orange pith, light mango, grapefruit, pine, hops.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in a dryish finish.
Decent stuff but not the best Kernel APA.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to jackl at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. It pours hazy golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, mango, passion fruit and light spice. The taste is earth, wood, pithy citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit and light spice with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and flavoursome.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Byron Burger, South Ken. The pour’s a clear golden amber color with a small white head. The nose is tangerine, light soap, fresh resinous pine tree and a bit of cheese. The taste is quite woody, full of coniferous freshness. A touch of citrus and exotic fruit. Dry bitterness on the finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, a touch too dry to be considered a top-shelf Kernel brew. Still, good.