Leighton (16259) - London, Greater 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.
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, piney, fruity nose, taste is bitter, sweet pine.
MadIndian (2699) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This was surprise. I wasn’t expecting much, but it did have nice notes of citrus and even some wood. Body was a tad thin for me, but I liked it.
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Kernel. Mid golden colour, thick white head, slightly orange cloudy hue with yeast added. Lightly floral hop aroma, appetising. Very drinkable balanced pale ale. Flavours not overly aggressive, like an English pale ale with some floral spicy fruity New World hops in there. Wasn’t the most impactful Kernel beer I’ve had, but very drinkable.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (7406) - 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 (2166) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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 (7121) - 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.
The_Osprey (4854) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb 2013 – 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 I’ve 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. It’s like a more hoppy version of a traditional British IPA. I’m not sure that I like it that much though – unfortunately it falls somewhere between the two IPA styles without delivering the best of either. I think that there is potential there, but this doesn’t deliver.
jd543 (427) - 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 (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.