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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Bottle conditioned and unfiltered keg; Special

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlythBrewer (1) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
Purchased bottle from Coppers in Gosforth. Fantastic first aroma and sharp taste. Golden ale,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
10th December 2012
Lightly hazy gold beer, little white head. Smooth palate with modest fine carbonation, semi dry. Fresh malt base, touch of cream. Nice hops - mildly tangy mango and lime with a little pine and a spot of grapefruit pith. Finishes smooth and dry with a little grass and light floral flavours. Another belter of a PA from the mighty Kernel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours light hazed golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of minty fresh hops, some grapefruit as well, malty body underneath. Smooth mouthfeel, crisp and fresh fruity hops, pine, herbal and minty. Not disappointed by this one from Kernel, tasty and moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Craft, Clerkenwell - 10/12/12. Hazed mid golden with a decent white head that retains well. Nose is bitter orange, hops, light pine, touch smoke, apricots, light mango notes. Tastes of pine, hops, bitter notes, grapefruit, mineral tones. Medium bodied, soft fine carbonation, bitter finish. Excellent pale ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2012
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Hazy golden amber brown colour, not much head. Resin hop aroma. Fruity tar hop flavour. Sharp on palate with resin hop aftertaste. Another good Kernel Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle at Kernel Brewery, London dec 2012. Golden almost yellwo a bit hazy beer with a offwhite creamy head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Simliar flavour with a nice souris bitter finish. Lovely :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2013
bottle at home ... golden copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet zezty orange floral ... light cheesy nose ... little over fizzy ... clean crisp ... light dryness ... big passion zezty ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours hazy gold with a strong, frothy white head. Typically inviting Kernel aroma: semi-dry orange, lightly toasted pale malts, mild dry pine, some dirt. Light to medium sweet flavor, good toasted malts, earthy pine bitterness, some orange, grapefruit. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Lightly drying to finish with mild resins, pine, dirt, orange, citrus rind, toasty bread, hints of tangerine. Solid APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1435) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from The Good Spirits Co. (Glasgow):
Medium to strong, pine hops aroma to begin with a nice helping of floral hops and some good bitter grapefruit notes following this. It smells refreshing with some summer fruits, a touch of apricot and peach followed by some nice citrus smells.
Cloudy, bright orange to amber colour with a fairly thin and bubbly white head on top that doesn’t move much at first before very slowly turning to a thin lacing.
Strong citrus and floral hops flavour to kick things off, followed by some grapefruit that is a lot lighter than it was on the nose. There is a nice mix of fruits and a bit of citrus and orange with a medium to strong bitter finish.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a nice citrus tang and lots of pine bitterness at the end from the hops along with a fairly dry finish.

Enjoyable but it was probably not up there with the best of the style. The aroma was pretty good with a nice mix of bitter hops and fruit, the taste was pretty similar but not quite as strong and probably not quite as good either but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
50cl bottle. Deep orange with thin frothy white collar; small amount of lacing. Aroma is a shedload of orange, sweet tangerine, peach, light herbs and slight pine needle. Taste again gives a big hit of orange, grapefruit, peach and pine resin - very fruity & fresh. Pithy bitter grapefruit in the aftertaste that lingers along with some pine. Medium to thin mouthfeel, low carb. Delicious & refreshing.

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