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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
26th February 2012
Hazy gold - amber beer, good off white head. Smooth semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Mild starfruit, mild grapefruit and mellow tangerine - orange with a trace of lemon. A little creamy malt underneath. Semi dry finish. Well joined up, comparatively, for Kernel, mellow pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
33cl bottle from Kernel Brewery. Well my bottle says Centennial Simcoe but the ABV is the same so I’m not going to argue. Careful with the pouring so it comes out clearish orange gold typical of this style of beer from Kernel. Thin white head. Beautiful aroma. Not surprised I like it, it has 2 of my all time fav hops. Simcoe especially. Grapefruit, peach, apricot and satsuma. Great aroma. The flavour is sublime. One of the best pale ales from Kernel in many moons. Full. Some PAs don’t have that fullness of flavour or intensity. This one does in bundles. OMG. It’s great. Subtle bitterness on end. It’s so jammy in the fruit. Like grapefruit and satsuma marmalade. That is remarkable. Give it a touch more bitterness and I’d be giving this a 4.8. As it is, it’s just adorable. Once again Kernel makes my life a happier place to be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli - picked up at the brewery. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, creamy head. Lovely, light dry orange in the nose, hints of pine needles and grass. Light to medium sweet flavor with lightly sticky, piney bitterness, lots of tangerine and orange, strong piney and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly resinous to finish, some faintly toasted pale malts, lightly tangy tangerine, orange rind, a bit of grapefruit. Great APA. Lots of depth but still super quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10849) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, named Centennial Simcoe, 5.2 percent. Bottled on June 24 2014. Hoppy citrus and pine aroma, grass, grapes, floral, some mango and peach. Hoppy pine flavor, earthy, hay, grassy, floral, passion fruit, some mango. Quite complex and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8756) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, 10/04/13 @ 5.4% badged as Centennial Simcoe. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head that clears to a film. Nose is orange pith, hops, pine, light grapefruit, citrus notes. Taste comprises sweet mango, bitter grapefruit, orange, hops, pine, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the the finish. Decent but not my favourite Kernel APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is lightly malts, lots of grassy hops. Taste lightly malts, again very grassy, hoppy, moderately bitter. Average body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aromas are apricot and pineapple with lemon. Orange rind with creamy oak. Gentle spices with herbal pine. Flavours are mellow oranges with sharp, sweet lemon and low bitter grapefruit. Spritzy, yeasty palate. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5325) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Bottled 24.6.14. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy creamy head. Moderate orange aroma with grassy and piney hops, creamy and marmelade malty. Light sweet sticky malts initially, oranges and piney bitter hops. Moderate carbonation, clean and creamy mouthfeel. Very good apa with a grapefruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle at The Kernel. The pour’s a hazy, deep orange color. Dark in appearance compared to most Kernel efforts. The nose is full of herbal hoppiness. Plenty of jasmine, pine cone. Sea breeze. Unwashed herbs. The taste is woody hoppy bitterness. More pine cone, resin. Light citrus. Lemon lime soda. Hints of sweet orange. Medium body. Active carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer. Great aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Hazy yellow with a medium to smaller sized white head on top. Aroma is a soft smooth mix of hop fruits, apricot, peach, some lemon/citrus tones, hint of flowers and a sprinkle of fruity herbs. Flavours of hops, fruits, apricot, peach, light citrus tones, some flowers, herbs, bitters, some yeast and a hint of some dry herbal tones. Nice fruity and bitter! Aftertaste is fruity, hoppy, bitter, light creamy and light dry. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a creamy smooth light dry texture. Nice.

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