cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with a medium frothy head. Aroma is light earthy malts and fruity/citrus hops. Taste is subdued, well balanced with the malt and the hop. Doesn’t overpower with either.
teddybeer (2512) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Thanks to tomer]. Bottled. Golden colour with an one-finger white head that is maintained all the time. Aroma is light hoppy, fresh, floral. Flavor is light malty, with a light bitterness, some citrus and herbal notes. The final has a slightly bitterness, really easy to drink.
BOSSbrewer (2298) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced ipa. Nice golden color. Good balance. Had at porters in tel aviv.
tomer (2016) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, a little hazy light orange colour, medium stable bubbly head, aroma of grapefruit, mandarine, orange blossom and jasmine tea with just a touch of honey in the back, strong empathic grapefruit bitterness with some flowery notes and a bready backbone, finish is mellow with the same traits. Very, very good IPA.
SlackerMads (1940) - DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is hay, ripe fruit, light caramel, light biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Dry and light bitter finish.
GoufCustom (970) - HONG KONG - NOV 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok during “YATA Oktoberfest” promotion.
Cloudy hazy golden orange colour with thin layer of yeast sediments; One-quarter finger head and soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with very slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with mango, strong guava, passion fruits, faint grapefruit, shades of cat piss, nectar, strong molasses, light pine, yeast, very light lemon and light grass; Medium sweet taste of moderate Ale malt, with grapefruit, strong molasses, strong pine and resin,
faint earth, dry biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops, and sharp grass; Mid to light body. Oozy and slightly slick palate;
Mouth feel is moderate Ale maltyness, with Simcoe-like hops make a pretty strong citrus and piney impression. Taste not as clean as most American craft IPAs, somewhat muddy actually, but the sweetness, booze level, and oozy piney hops are strong and pretty much on-target. Quite nice!... Hoppiness is Simcoe-like strong guava, mango, passion fruits, nectar and cat piss in nose, grapefruit, strong piney resin and light earth in taste. Bitterness is not too strong, more comparable to British IPAs for a an abrupt, medium astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste. Piney oozy and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This brewery is making steadily decent, if not spectacular, craft brew of different styles, and with this one, you can feel the brewer really put more effort to impress with generous Simcoe for tropical aroma and piney taste. If only it has better maltyness and a bit more boozy, than this one will jump right out of the crowd. A decent buy and worth trying, though.
zvsn (885) - ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma with citrus and grapefruit notes. Nice gentle bitterness with more citrus undertones. Quite easy to drink and refreshing. Nice beer.
ThreeCats (630) - ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light-honey with a stable foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, and yeast, not overpowering but quite pleasant. Taste of up front bitterness, some citrus, and bitter lemon. Long palate. Good beer, but needs a bit more malt balance to be "great".
rayaron (538) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Hazy golden with quickly diminishing low off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, a bit cheesy, light malt sweetness, a hint of onion. Nice hoppy bitterness, tropical fruits, grassy, starts with light sweetness and the finish is bitter. Creamy texture, medium carbonation. light to medium body. Bitter aftertaste.
Randy4Beer (320) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival. Was told by the pourer, that it had travelled many miles, brought in from Israel itself I believe, for the festival.
A polished copper appearance, with a fairly thick head (he had to let it settle then pour me some more).
Aromas were of citrus hops, some grapefruit, and some definite lemon coming through.
Tastes were a nice transition from a bitter start to a sweeter lighter finish, with a good balance of citrus, and maltiness.
Overall, a hard one to peg as it’s really neither an American West Coast IPA, nor a traditional British one. I welcome it’s uniqueness.