madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
29th July 2012
Very hazy amber beer, small off white head. Palate is light and crispy. Lovely fresh beer! Nice floral notes - typically Motueka. Well balanced with mildly bitter citrus and tangerine and grapefruit. A sweeter orange note before malt cream becomes noticeable. Finishes crispy with whispers of lemon and grapefruit. After a long journey back from the Olympics - this really hits the spot! Nice medium bitter aftertaste. A belter of a Pale Ale!
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; great aroma of grass & hope when I popped the cap off, pours a hazy yellow amber. Tastes of citrus with a high level of bitterness quite dry nice.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours an almost clear gold with a small, white foam head. Gorgeous aroma of dry grapefruit and grass. Light to medium sweet with moderate bitterness of melon, grapefruit, dry grass, subtle lemon. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dry finish, some citrusy sugars, some sun-drenched grass, some crispy wood, pale malts, and lasting grapefruit. Excellent APA.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh abv 4.9%
Light amber straw, soft haze, bubbly white head
Aroma - tropical fruity malts, sweet pale malts, mango, pineapple, soft fruit salad
Taste as aroma with that nice sweet backbone of Kernel malts. Really good flavour
Palate - medium carb and body. Finish as main flavour with a good bitter sweet fruity linger
Overall - Very good APA. This was 4.9% - a really flavourful pint and well balanced
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine and grapefruit aroma. Crisp citrus action, bit of orange peel in the flavour too. Very smooth. Liked this one very much.
zacgillbanks (4376) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A cloudy yellow beer with tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavours followed by sweet and bitterness on the finish.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, bits and all. Clouded orange with a fine slim foam. Fairly outrageous soapy aroma with florid tropical, pineapple, mango, Fruit Salad chew and guava notes. Big perfumed tropical hop with a dry bitter finish that sneaks up on you. Deep husk and grapefruit bitterness. Deeply soupy on the dregs but that’s Kernel.
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Aroma: Kiwi, passionfruit, grass and muted citrus notes.
Appearance: Typical Kernel murkiness - deep orange body with a small, white head that gradually fades. Decent lacing.
Taste: Lychee and freshly cut grass. Caramel and slightly earthy. Dusty, dry bitter finish.
Palate: Medium to full body with a slippery, almost chewable mouthfeel. Very soft carbonation.
Overall: Once again, Kernel delivers another hoppy classic. Would love to know what the three ’CCC’ hops are...
ThirstyBird (2583) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks kiwianer for sharing...my first beer from The Kernel.
Pours a hazy honey color with smallish off white head. Smells of tropical fruit, yeast, some bitterness. Taste is bright fruit, some tartness, citrus hops create lasting dryness and bitterness. Light body and nicely carbonated.
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. The pour’s deep amber orange with a small head. The nose is floral hops, some spicy peppery grass and mild tropical fruit salad. Some citrus. The taste is light bitter dried grass, some piss. Quite acerbic, funky and floral. Decent yeastiness, chalky. Despite this, it’s a real pleasure to drink. Overall, nice work (as usual).