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The Kernel Pale Ale Riwaka

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The Kernel Pale Ale Riwaka
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Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at the East Croydon Beer Tasting. Pours hazy gold with a foamy, white head. Very raw, grassy hop nose, bit of pine, some melon. Medium sweet flavor, toasty malts, a littly salty, slight urine and grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, mild pine, grass and grapefruit hops, some toast and sugar. Very nice, super drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours hazy coper with thin lasting white head. Eaten with stir fry chow mein. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma. Tasty in mouth. Good condition. Lovely to be honest and went brilliantly with the food. Touch of gooseberry on aroma. Good white pepper too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
16th July 2011
Hazy orange - amber beer, good white head. Light tangerine - orange nose. Light palate, a little airy and with a light touch of dryness. Good fresh hops. Tangerine marmalade with a little Satsuma. Mild grapefruit and grape and a little of that dirtyness you would associate with Nelson Sauvin. Light semi dry finish. Very nice pale ale. Hope we get a full IPA with this hop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle at home bought direct from brewery. Strong aroma of cat pee, pine, bit of grass and bit of citrus. Pours hazy orange with a nice white foam. Medium bitterness, fairly full bodied with a nice lingering grapefruity sourness. Pretty damn good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle at Craigs. A blonde ale with a thin white head. Riwaka hop aroma, quite sweet with passion fruit and barley. Flavours of passion fruit, mango, cheesecake and the Kernel house yeast. Nice bitter linger. Little CO2 prickle. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111016]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (969) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Pours murky yellowish brown with a beige head. Aroma is floral, peach, citrus, orange, juicy hops, rural and grains. Taste is juicy hops, yeast, citrus, peach, minerals and light grapefruit. Mouthfeel is dry. Nice..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours unclear amber orange without much head. Aroma has fresh flowers, hop pellets, fresh peach, sweet oranges, smells a bit organic/mineral, rather rural and hayish. Not what I expected from the Riwaka. Taste is balanced and hoppy. Still the peach, pineapple and orange fruitiness, but the rural qualities still comes through, yeasty qualities being a bit dry and tasting a bit like baker’s yeast. The body is surprisingly thin and it’s really easily drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
[500ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Clear gold pour, big sediment wad in the bottle as with all Kernels. Thin lacing around the edges of the glass. Grapefruit and orange on the nose. Classic Kernel flavour. Yeasty. Citrus. Grapefruit. Refreshing – very moreish. Another great pale ale from Kernel. [19082011]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity citrus hoppy finish.


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