The Kernel Pale Ale Columbus Simcoe
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottled, Occasional;

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
Moreish tropical fruit nose - Kernel PAs have some of the ripest aromas around. Smooth body, light and a bit fizzy. Fruity with a soft bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12216) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants, Bottled 27.4.14, labeled as Simcoe Columbus. Pours light hazy golden with a 2" creamy off-white head.Aroma of mango, malts, grapefruit and oranges. Taste is moderate sweet fruity, with a distinct light bitter orange and grapefruit, long lasting. Soft carbonated, light soapy mouthfeel, still a very decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark golden with two fingers of foamy white head. Aroma is peach for days and a bit of pine resin. Very strong. Taste is a bit of peach, grapefruit bitterness, slight resin and something else that?s really lovely but I can?t put my finger on. Delicious and balanced.

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