Pale Ale (Chinook) | The Kernel Brewery

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples
Pale Ale (Chinook)Pale Ale (Chinook)

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 03-03-2013

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of ktat
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brianthebadger
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JSOBB
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wl0307
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Kernel Brewery in London yesterday; bottle-conditioned in a 500ml straight brown bottle, bottled on 11/02/13, BB 11/06/13, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a hazy, dark orangey-yellow to pale amber-ish colour, coming with very very weak carbonation and a nicely lasting white fluffy head.
S: the intense earthy+piney+flowery hop aroma comes in a good balance with the biscuity and gristy pale malts, with an edge of ripe pineapple-ish esters and a pleasant acidic grapefruity note. Pleasant, not very complex.
T: the foretaste is quite… yeasty-bitter and mouthful, but the flavour comes rather understated, with underlying citrus bitterness, piney/sprigy hop aroma and a savoury taste as of yeast sediments sitting at the back of a pretty thin platform of pale malts; turning chewy, tannic as of old citrus peels, as hoppiness prevail in the middle, then each sip finishes mildly sour-yeasty and dry-ish in the end. Also, more chewy bitter elements are there to linger at the end of each sip.
M&O: smooth on the palate, with very fine carbonation lurking on the tip of taste buds, just enough to remind me of its bottle-conditioning status. The body is generally, medium to weak-ish, as the malts haven’t lent a sufficient backbone on balance, while the hop flavour, aroma and bitterness are more prevalent in general. Not bad, but tasting rather experimental. Maybe it’s designed to be had murky. Who knows… Expected to be more pleasant if served slightly cooler and on tap.

 1,529 characters

Pale Ale (Chinook) from The Kernel Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.