Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, London. Pours just a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a fine, white foam head. Dry grass on the nose with some lemon rind. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty and dry grass, straw and citrus rind. A touch more abrasive than the typical Kernel APA, and much drier. There are some toasted biscuit malts in here. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Grassy, lightly resinous finish, quite bitter, moderately sweet with pine needles, dry straw and pale malts. Good stuff overall. Pretty dry. I would be interested to try the bottled version to see how it compares.
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from the Beer Boutique, Putney. Hazy amber with a loose white head, some light carbonation; and a terrific aroma of mangos; in the mouth it’s absolutely packed with piney hops and thick tropical fruits; the hops aren’t too overpowering though and the whole thing has a soft well-balanced feeling. My only disappointment is that I can never get a clean pour from Kernel beers, they are always cloudy.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from my good friends at The Bottle Shop in Canterbury. Mid to pale gold colour, some haze, lasting off white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Mango off the scale. Some earthy pine as well. Yep, well that’s a good beer. Yep, not sure where you go after that. I’ve been doing some homebrew and being pretty pleased with some of the APAs I’ve produced, and then you drink this and you go, well, that’s pretty good. It’s just tropical fruit in a glass with some grapefruit and a little earthyness. Soft, easy drinking and completely wonderful. Good fruit and hop twang on the finish. Sublime.
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Grand Union, Westbourne Park, London. A hazy light amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus fruit, some orange, very dry and quite bitter. Pretty good but certainly not the best from Kernel.
madmitch76 (20066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th June 2012
Hazy orange beer, pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and dry with mild carbonation. Nice fruits - bitter orange and pith, traces of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. Finishes crisp and dry with a little orange peel bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer if a tad dry. Effortlessly drinkable.
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ the brewery. Deep light amber color with a small eggshell white head. Hazy. The nose is mango, pineapple, lilt soda sweetness. Light rhubarb strawberry pie. Taste is chalky dried pineapple, seagrass and salt. Quite floral and hoppy but bone dry on the long bitter finish. A bit of cheesy funk. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Kernel Brewery. It pours hazy light orange, with a decent white head. The nose is leaf, grass, resin, orange squash, urine and some herbal notes. The taste is citrus zest, orange, urine, resin, leaf, grass, salt and leather, with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit dryer than their usual APAs, but enjoyable nonetheless.