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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle and keg.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5659) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of distinct citrus, fresh orange peel. Taste is light sweet, juicy oranges and tangerine,moderate bitter, more fresh and crisp, with a light sticky and soft mouthfeel. Lingering fruit mixture, another well brewed beer from Kernel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Almost clear rusty amber, slight haze, white foam head. Nose is grapefruit rind, minerals, green leafy hop, slight spicy, slight coriander. Taste is minerally, damp cellar, flinty, lemon and grapefruit rind. Taste is on the hard side of the hop. Quite bitter green leaf hop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
citrus, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
20th April 2014
Hazy gold amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Fine carbonation. Light thin malt cream, semi sweet. Mild floralness and the orange and orange pith hops. Mellow grapefruit. Whisper of something tropical. Light semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours mostly clear, bright gold with a soft, frothy white head that settles into a cream. The aroma gives off a lot of citrus character, some ripe orange, tangerine, a bit of sticky pine, papaya. Light to medium sweet with juicy, ripe and rounded tangerine, some more orange, good balancing pale malt sugars, mild pine needles, minerals. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Well and resinous to finish with tons of sticky, juicy fruits, mostly citrus but licks of the tropical stuff as well, understated piney and grassy bitterness. A typically stellar Kernel pale ale, this one landing more in the juicy/resinous end of the spectrum (as opposed to those Kernel pales ales that are crisper and drier). Delicious and very, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep golden with a small, lacing white head. Aroma caramel, grapefruit, orange, floral and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An nice APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6495) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Orange zest and hops on the nose, some lemony notes as well as some caramel. Flavor is fruity and a bit grassy, gooseberries and faint caramel malts are there too. Bitter palate, medium carbonation. Very quaffable.
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft fruits... Orange peach nose... Soft fruits... Juicy dry orange

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4085) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Citrusy and slightly piney hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit. Taste is bitter and citrusy hoppy, biscuity malt basis. Dry and minimally grassy and mineral finish, slightly watery. A bit anaemic for Kernel standards.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Brixton (Greater London). Hazy golden/blond with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrusy with malt and light cat piss notes. Taste is also citrus with a decent malt backbone and hints of soap. Light/medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Mild and drinkable, but a tad bland. Probably my “worst” The Kernel Pale Ale so far.


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