Pale Ale Citra Amarillo Chinook
The Kernel Brewery

Pale Ale Citra Amarillo ChinookPale Ale Citra Amarillo Chinook
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American Pale Ale (APA)
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4.4 | pDev: 0%
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Pale Ale Citra Amarillo ChinookPale Ale Citra Amarillo Chinook
Reviews: 2
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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy yeasty beige into a tulip from a pint bottle. The offwhite head is foamy, slightly sparse and slow to recede. It starts at two fingers thickness before diminishing to one; there's some activity in the beer.

The aroma is solid sweet grapefruit pulp with some pressed mango, a little citrus rind and pith, fresh grassy pine, and a little hop bitterness. The ale hints at a big well balanced flavour going off the nose, as it isn't overpowering nor leaning towards one side of the spectrum.

The flavour is indeed well-balanced with more of those same fruity flavours upfront like freshly squeezed orange, mango and grapefruit. The middle palate receives a slightly more citrus quality, before turning to light malted bready characters, some aromatic forest pine, and then finishing on a fruity hop which doesn't turn bitter as you'd expect. This goes down very well, the flavours complementing each other beautifully. There is a solid intensity to this beer, not once veering off into the sweet or bitter, rather blending the two in an intimate marriage.

The mouthfeel is very soft, slightly buzzy, but smooth with a medium body. A mild carbonation picks up the flavours whilst the hop oils roll around the tongue like silk.

Very impressed by this ale; it's remarkably balanced and exquisitely brewed. The individual hop profiles provide a very aromatic and fresh blend whilst never overstepping their boundaries, and the beer sits very well between juicy and thick. Would highly recommend.

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, hazy orange color, with a decent sized, froth head. The head turns out to be extremely stable, it won't collapse at all, but remains at a one finger depth.

The nose offers a crisp fruitiness, consisting of lime and orange, together with promising blood orange pulp. I don't get any malt features at all, the aromas are entirely based around the distinct, but fruit focussed hops. If the taste comes close to the sappy orange intensity on the nose, this is huge for a pale ale.

Has a lively carbonation, revealing a nice softness, creating a very refreshing, pleasant mouthfeel.

Tastes of a soft, aqueous quality among bready malts, which take a turn into a toffee direction right before the swallow. Hops provide a refreshing, dry bitterness at the same moment they become recognizable on the palate, while also exhibiting a great blend of lime and fresh picked orange. This creates a very satisfying intensity, as malts react perfectly to the profound hop profile, by producing a balancing sweetness, while the mouthfeel remains outstandingly soft. Finishes with a present, prickly bitterness, coated by lime and the beers initial aqueous silkness.

This drinks remarkable easy, while providing a fantastic hop profile at the same time. These qualities result from the beers excellent balance, accompanied by a creamy mouthfeel, to which hops carefully add a refreshing, dry peak. Its hoppy qualities are fantastic throughout, lasting till the very end, while getting entangled into the beers overall characteristics artfully.

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Pale Ale Citra Amarillo Chinook from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2 ratings