jackl (3859) - 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.
Scopey (5511) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - 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.
TimE (2977) - 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.
KyotoLefty (5895) - 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.
harrisoni (12648) - 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.
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
Niksko (263) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Sweet hoppy, a bit orangesnotes and some herbal aroma. Hoppy, sweet and some fruity flavour.