Leighton (6956) - London, - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours mostly clear, rich gold with a moderate, white foam head. Dry pine needles on the nose, some ripening orange and lemon. Medium sweet flavor with some dried grass, pine, drying citrus, pale malts. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Great finish, dry with subtle piney resins, hints of minerals and yeast, light peppery spice, dry bread, orange, lemon, dry mango. Bit of dirt and pine in the aftertaste. Great depth and nuance for an APA. Delicious. Balance is on the money.
jmgreenuk (1286) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is floral but weak. The flavour is medium bitter, grassy, hoppy and a little dry on the palate. A super pale ale.
deanso (3193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with and courtesy of JMGreenUK.
Thick creamy white head. hazy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via St. Pancras Station. Hazy gold, thin head. Floral aroma, some passion fruit and mild resin. Smooth, apricot flavours, finish is more fruit and yeast.
gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with madmitch76. Pours clear golden with a solid creamy white head. Aroma of floral and fruity hops. Thin palate, with a weak malty base, outshined by the dry and light bitter hops, weak astringent in the finish, dry mouthfeel, good one.
Osprey87 (531) - London via, WALES - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb 2013 Ė coldish bottle. 5.6%, mainly simcoe with motueka, topaz and centennial. My first impression is that this is very different to any other kernel beer Iíve had so far. Much more malty, which brings a sweetness to it and offsets the hops so that they are not so in your face. Itís like a more hoppy version of a traditional British IPA. Iím not sure that I like it that much though Ė unfortunately it falls somewhere between the two IPA styles without delivering the best of either. I think that there is potential there, but this doesnít deliver.
jd543 (119) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great wee pale ale. Good hoppy aroma. Lively fizz, goes down very easily. Refreshing light beer.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Burnished orange- low haze for Kernel with a bright loose foam. Brittle, zesty, dank aroma suggesting lime, strawberries, curry leaf, papaya, labrador: the dog chamber at no.69. Punkish with lean zesty floral hops; lime, Kaffir and curry leaf impressions; dragonfruit, paper-thin brittle lovely malt. Drying G+T finish.
CraftBeerNick (411) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 8th march 2013. Lovely pale ale from kernel, very tasty, love the simcoe hop
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; shockingly almost clear amber pour with soapy white head, piney hop aroma, fruity hop taste detect a hint of grapefruit well balanced with malts, quite drying, very good pale.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Kernel. The pourís orange amber with a small head. Slightly hazy. The nose is orange peel, general citrus. Nose of sprucy hops and coniferous woodland. Nice, playful sweetness. some fruit by the foot candy and bubblegum. The taste is quite woody. Notes of pine cone and tree bark. Resinous hop bitterness. These flavors are complimented by sweet orange marmalade and lemon cake. Slightly mineral chalkiness on the finish. Fine carbonation, medium body. Smooth, crisp stuff. Overall, another nice hoppy number from the Kernel.