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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottled, Special;

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
Aroma: Sweet candy, pine, yeast, juicy orange and grapefruit. Dusty hop aroma.

Appearance: Murky amber body with a medium white head that holds really well. Great lacing.

Taste: Pineapple, pine and yeast with flashes of lemon and mango. Really well balanced and moreish. Bitter finish.

Palate: Medium to full body with an oily texture. Average carbonation.

Overall: My bottle is labelled ’Pale Ale Centennial Simcoe 5.4% ABV’. Yet another great beer from this brewer - fruity, flavoursome and superbly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (16931) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (532) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Another wonderful PA from The Kernel. 500 ml @5.4%. Hazy darkish amber and small head. Fresh and light hop and yellow fruit nose and wow big grapefruit hit on the taste buds. Mellow carbonation and long lingering fruit then hop finish. Glorious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18038) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulysse (411) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
"Expired" 8 months ago and still delicious. Amazing mango and citrus fruit aroma. Well balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2705) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
Flaska. Buteljerad: 18/3-13. Bäst före: 18/7-13. Det här är nästan en perfekt APA. Alla som försöker ge sig på att göra en sådan här öl ska ta och lukta och smaka på denna, och sen försöka komma åtminstone i närheten. U: Dimmigt orange med vitt skum. A: Tropiska frukter, kåda, granskott, blommor. S: Tropiska frukter, framför allt grape, apelsin, lime. Dessutom kåda och röda bär. Beskan har aningar av det vita i grapeskalet, vilket hindrar ett ännu högre betyg. Men det är mest en randanmärkning. En mycket bra öl. P: Oljig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a cloudy orange-amber coloured beer with zesty orange marmalade and tropical fruity flavours, a creamy mouthfeel and a spicy citrus fruity finish. Bottle Conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4266) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
500ml bottle as Pale Ale Centennial Simcoe from Hippo Beers. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Big woody hop aroma. Flowery resinous pine hop flavour. Citrus fruit & tarry aftertaste. Another great Kernel Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
500 ml bottle 5.4% abv, pours golden brown, almost clear, not as hazy as some Kernels and a tad darker. Aroma of fruit salad chews with added orange, and a dry earthy bitter finish. Really good.

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