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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Special.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a big, slightly orange head. The nose is fruity mango, orange, cheese. Peach yoghurt. The taste is minerals, sweet summer fruits. Sherbet. Dank cheesiness. Light hoppy finish. Wonderfully varied, exciting to drink. Overall, great. As usual.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
500ml bottle from The Kernel Brewery. Golden amber colour, good head. Hop & tropical fruit aroma. Dry tar & hop flavour. Fruity aftertaste. Another winner from The Kernel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours hazy, amber gold with a soft, white foam head. Gorgeous, classic Kernel nose, lots of dry citrus, toasty grass, some birch. Light sweet flavor with citrus and lime bitterness, some earth and grass, mild toast and toasted sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Semi-dry finish, some wood, grass, citrus rind, yeasty dryness, crispy straw, lightly toasted bread. Nice lasting bitterness. Great APA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
Bottle at the new brewery. Cloudy orange colour with white beige bubbly head. Aroma is fruity, orange citrus, bit of pine hops, some cream. Taste is equally fruity, grapefruit, orange, bitter, some yeastiness. Very satisfying bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
Keg at the Kernel Brewery. It pours hazy orange, with a thick white head. The nose is tangy orange citrus, leaf, cheddar, sweaty sock, and earth. The taste is mango, orange, kumquat, pine, resinous hops, leaf, citrus pith and earth, with a long bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and good balance. Highly drinkable. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Golden. White, persisting head. Light-medium carbonation. Aroma - In-your-face fruity hops, that are quite tropical, with sweet melon & a bit of banana, and some spiciness, but also some drier, citrus notes underneath it - quite a nice balance. Taste - Good fruity flavours matching the aromas; quite a delicate balance of lightly sweet tropical fruits and some drier grapefruit & spicy flavours. Lightly sweet beginning, slowly transitioning to a nice, crisp, light bitterness at the end. Quite a heavy body for a pale, bit frothy in the mouth. Well-balanced, tasty, fruity pale, with an interesting mix of hop aroma/flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at the brewery, Bermondsey, London 21.04.12 Pours a mid hazy gold edging towards amber with slim white head. Citrussy in mouth with some bittersweet orange, actually it is more sweet, with just a late bitter citrussy and sort of pithy edge to it. Bit dry towards the end, but a damn good beer, I had this sandwiched between two Simcoe Nelson Sauvin IPA’s and it worked very well. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft zezty hop ... light clean fruit nose ... ligth zezt dry hop ... soft zezt ... sweet fruits ...

bottle at home ... ligth hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty orange and passion fruit nose ... sweet orange and pine ... juicy and refreshing 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at craig’s. Aroma is quite sharp citrus hops, grapefruit, slight musty pissyness. Similar taste, plenty grapefruit, little resinous hops. Fairly bitter finish. Not bad for a kernel, quite similar to his otter beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
50cl bottle from the Brewery. It pours a clear golden orange colour with a medium soapy white head. Aroma is grassy, flowery and resiny. Taste is moderately bitter with grass, violets and pine needles. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, a very nice and hoppy pale ale.


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