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Brewed by Alexander Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Emek Hefer Industrial Park, Israel
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1646) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Well balanced ipa. Nice golden color. Good balance. Had at porters in tel aviv.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (611) - ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2012
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".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (175) - - AUG 18, 2014
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 itís really neither an American West Coast IPA, nor a traditional British one. I welcome itís uniqueness.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HoopsandHops (28) - ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle in Jerusalem. Exp date: 2/2015. Pours a pale golden orange against the light, clear, not a single bubble rising from the bottom of the glass. One finger of white foamy head that dissipates slowly though not completely. Nicely aromatic even if not explosive on the nose -- earthy, peachy, little bit of orange juice, blueberry sweetness, no alcohol. Weird thing about the taste is I always seem to get more of that IPA character when drinking this directly from the bottle. This is the second time Iím drinking it out of a glass, and itís not impressing. Very minor hop presence and bitterness, sweet and a little salty notes of crackers, vegetables, no alcohol. Warming doesnít help, the beer remains on the weak side as far as flavor goes. Body is medium, carbonation is average, lacing is okay. Bottom line: exceedingly disappointing for an IPA and not a memorable beer by any means, but with the caveat that this is a go-to beer for me to drink out of the bottle when selection is limited thanks to its rather ubiquitous availability in the country and for some reason better flavor out of the bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tayael (12) - - APR 1, 2014
Nice blond ale with fruity aromas and not to heavy. Exotic aroma but not much on behind. Small head and disapeare imidiatly. It is nice beer afterall and one of the best local beers.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shmupi (10) - ISRAEL - JAN 3, 2012
Pours with a nice head that disappears in less then a minute. The best Alexander that I had but overall ...itís OK for an Israeli beer but had better IPAís....itís worth a try.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicob (9) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
A crisp and fresh IPA with a very Hoppy nose. well balanced and not as much hoppy on tha palate and a nice long finish. Body could be a little fuller.


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