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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014

Draught @ Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London, England E8 1EJ.

Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, grapefruit, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130329]

madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
29th March 2013
At the Cock Tavern brewpub. Keg. Light haze on this gold beer, tidy white head. Little skunk and mild minerals. A little grapefruit, tangy orange and a touch of lemon - lime. Light floral notes. A light creamy malt base. Lovely fresh APA.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
hazy golden ... soft sweet passion fruit nose ... sharp zezty fruits ... ligth passion ... soft and easy ... assume this was kega t bat but dont know
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2013 Total Score: 3.7
keg at the bat ... golden yellow ... zezty frit peachy apricot ... light yeast nose ... too fizzy ... sweet herbal pechy fruit... mellow swetness ... lovely frutis ... floral... ligth sweet yeast ...

Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Keg at the Cock Tavern - Hackney, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a fine, white cream head. Drying citrus fruit aroma, faint pale malts, some dough, hints of pee. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow bready pale malts, light lemon, grapefruit and tangerine. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, light doughy pale malts, further citrus. Good stuff. Easily drank.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2013 Total Score: 4
Bottle at the brewery, thanks to Paul. Pours hazy gold with a fine, frothy white head. Aroma holds lots of dried citrus, rind, light pee, tangerine. Light to medium sweet flavor, mild bitterness, lemon rind, tangerine, some sand, hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great balance. Mild dryness to finish, dried lemon, straw. Super.

fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como; bottled 19.03.2013 bb 19.07.2013, 2 months old
Hazy golden to amber color, with generous head. Very nice aroma, powerful, with citrus fruits, lemon, and hop resins; also a touch of spicy yeast, a bit feety. The mouthfeel is very dry; with some malt flavor, there is a strong hopping, both resiny and fruity (bitter oranges and some lemon); the yeast character is strong too.
Pleasant, but without the fresh character that I would like, and a bit unclean.

Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at home after a hard days work, 06/04/13, from the brewery bottled 11/03/13. Hazy pale golden with a thin off white head that dissipates to a film. Nose is juicy tropical fruits, mango, orange pith, grapefruit, fresh hops, light pine. Taste comprises bitter sweet grapefruit, orange sherbet, light mango, residual sugars, citrus, pale malts, hops, pine needles, mineral notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation pitched perfectly, hop bitterness in the finish. Top draw - I can’t recall a better pale from the Kernel!

Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle at Kernel as "Pale Ale Citra Simcoe Ahtanum". It pours hazy gold with a medium white head. The nose is orange squash, sweet tangerine, orange chewits and playdough. The taste is pithy citrus, orange, tangerine, sherbet, earth, dough and pine with a dry, rather bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, bitter yet well balanced and massively drinkable. One of Kernel’s best APAs of late.

gunnar (9922) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, some mint and tangerine. Taste is medium sweet malty, with some moderate bitter hops, tangerine and lemons,crisp and fresh with a high carbonation level.Superb balanced and that moreish Kernel hop signature, well done.

jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
Keg @ The Kernel. The pour’s a hazy light orange color with a tiny white head. The aroma’s distinctly of grape must. White concord grape. Moderate citrus aromas. Orange peel, marmalade, etc. Chalky bitterness on the palate. Lemon drizzle cake flavors with a hint of cheese. Mild mineral. Orange fruit leather. Light body, moderate carbonation. Overall, a bit chalky. The flavors weren’t especially bright in this sample. I’ll have to go against the grain and say that on this showing this is one of the Kernel’s lesser recent efforts.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 30, 2013
50cl bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear golden colour with a huge white soapy head. Aroma is grassy and hoppy, with flowers and grapefruits. Taste is grainy, grassy and hoppy. Moderately bitter. Thin/medium mouthfeel witg good carbonation. Overall, very nice and tasty pale ale, still easy to drink and refreshing.

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