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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1529) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
500ml bottle Rehills Newcastle. Pours with a nice foamy head and a burnt orange colour. Mango and kiwi aromas, lovely dry biscuit palate, with woody leaves and grassy notes. Very soft and easy on the tongue, another Kernel cracker

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11437) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5474) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (628) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 28, 2014
Spina @ fob. Chiara con bella schiuma persistente. Grande APA, beverina e fruttata, kernel sempre una grande! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle from the brewery and drunk at home. Hazy gold lasting white head. Floral hop aroma, some peach and orange. It’s pretty good. Lovely pink grapefruit, peach apricot, some orange. Bit of bitterness on the finish. Lovely fruit. Great APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
citrus, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2880) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_bois. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with crackers, grapefruit juice, peaches, pineapple, freshly cut grass, pine needles, gooseberries and starfruit. Taste is bitter, fruity and juicy with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, pine needles, unripe tropical fruits, gooseberries, lemon zest and hints of lemony soap. Mouthfeel is soft, astringent, tiny watery and light bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with crackers, freshly cut grass, unripe tropical fruits, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest and pine needles. nice and very fresh juicy APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, sourced from the brewery, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Golden yellow with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass. Nose is mango, orange pith, ripe melon, mandarin, straw, light pine, juicy hops. Taste comprises light pine, melon, grapefruit, toasty malt, citric pithdom, juicy hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid Kernel APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle @ Bone Daddies. Hazy light amber pour with a small head. Nose is pretty earthy. Strong woods bitterness. Forest floor and dirty moss. A touch of lemon meat and mango sorbet. Taste is strongly bitter. Tree root, pine, resin. Grassy meadow. Quite vibrant and aggressive. Moderately yeasty. Dry finish. Medium body, active carbonation, great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7097) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Kernel. It pours hazy golden-amber with a medium white head. The nose is soft, fresh pine, tangerine, orange, papaya, Darjeeling tea and muffin. The taste is crisp, bitter, smooth, orange peel, grapefruit, pine, doughy undertones, spicy edge, grass even, earth, soap and resin with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Top drawer kernel pale.


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