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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear - hazy medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, mandarin, grapefruit, peal bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120811]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottled@chriso (bought from Utobeer). Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is zesty, some oranges, mild floral and a bit sweet malts as well. Flavour is zesty, some mild sweet maltyness as well as some yeast. Rather citrusy and zesty aftertaste along with some grassy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
bottle at home ...glden amber ...thin white head ... big passion fruit nose ... zezty fruit ... light orange ... big passion fruit ... light crisp and refreshing

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
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 thatís a good beer. Yep, not sure where you go after that. Iíve been doing some homebrew and being pretty pleased with some of the APAs Iíve produced, and then you drink this and you go, well, thatís pretty good. Itís 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
noted as kernel pale ale cscs 5.1 cloudy yellow ,smooth white head sort of slightly messy aroma ,yeast, malts, faint bitter hops . flavor is malty, dusty hoppy, bitter hoppy, faint flowery

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are floral pine with grapefruit and pineapple. Woody with hints of mint and nettle. Fresh cut grass with base toast malts. Flavours are sweet mixed tropical fruit with green pine and bitter grapefruit. Toasted malts with a long dry finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Dull orange slicked with white. Musky, resinous fresh hop aroma awash with good things; Jelly Tots, nettles, tea and mandarin amongst them. Typically soupy, aromatic, conditioned Kernel wafting with new world exoticism; hop notes conjuring Jelly Tots again; breakfast juice, lemon pith, soap and flowers. Stewed tea, nut husk malt and grapefruit linger with a flick of ash. Fine brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
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.


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