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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Simcoe + Motueka, Topaz and Centennial

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20811) - London, Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours mostly clear, rich gold with a moderate, white foam head. Dry pine needles on the nose, some ripening orange and lemon. Medium sweet flavor with some dried grass, pine, drying citrus, pale malts. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Great finish, dry with subtle piney resins, hints of minerals and yeast, light peppery spice, dry bread, orange, lemon, dry mango. Bit of dirt and pine in the aftertaste. Great depth and nuance for an APA. Delicious. Balance is on the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, piney, fruity nose, taste is bitter, sweet pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. This was surprise. I wasnt expecting much, but it did have nice notes of citrus and even some wood. Body was a tad thin for me, but I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (2052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from the Kernel. Mid golden colour, thick white head, slightly orange cloudy hue with yeast added. Lightly floral hop aroma, appetising. Very drinkable balanced pale ale. Flavours not overly aggressive, like an English pale ale with some floral spicy fruity New World hops in there. Wasnt the most impactful Kernel beer Ive had, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (9136) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is floral but weak. The flavour is medium bitter, grassy, hoppy and a little dry on the palate. A super pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (10046) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 16, 2013
50cl bottle shared with and courtesy of JMGreenUK. Thick creamy white head. hazy golden blond pour. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2013
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via St. Pancras Station. Hazy gold, thin head. Floral aroma, some passion fruit and mild resin. Smooth, apricot flavours, finish is more fruit and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8876) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from a trade with madmitch76. Pours clear golden with a solid creamy white head. Aroma of floral and fruity hops. Thin palate, with a weak malty base, outshined by the dry and light bitter hops, weak astringent in the finish, dry mouthfeel, good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Feb 2013 coldish bottle. 5.6%, mainly simcoe with motueka, topaz and centennial. My first impression is that this is very different to any other kernel beer Ive had so far. Much more malty, which brings a sweetness to it and offsets the hops so that they are not so in your face. Its like a more hoppy version of a traditional British IPA. Im not sure that I like it that much though unfortunately it falls somewhere between the two IPA styles without delivering the best of either. I think that there is potential there, but this doesnt deliver.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Great wee pale ale. Good hoppy aroma. Lively fizz, goes down very easily. Refreshing light beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Burnished orange- low haze for Kernel with a bright loose foam. Brittle, zesty, dank aroma suggesting lime, strawberries, curry leaf, papaya, labrador: the dog chamber at no.69. Punkish with lean zesty floral hops; lime, Kaffir and curry leaf impressions; dragonfruit, paper-thin brittle lovely malt. Drying G+T finish.

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