YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting: amazing aroma, strong guava, lychee, pinapple, peach, in the flavor the same but weaker, more citrusy and bitter - less hop flavor, good malty backbone, very good beer.
zvikar (3618) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, pours orange with a nice head, fresh aroma of pine, grapefruit, tangerine and lemons, feels dry with flavors of grapefruit, orange, quite bitter with a full body. Very refreshing IPA
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Almost clear golden with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and some tropical fruits notes. Bitter flavor with decent fruity hops. Medium-bodied. Maybe slightly past its prime, but still a good IPA. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle sample at a tasting. Huge thanks Ambar for bringing me this bottle from the States! Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Incredible aroma of citrus and tons of fresh tropical fruits. Flavor has a bit of sweetness at first with some malt and then continues bitter and hoppy with tropical fruits, pine needles, and a bit of resin. Medium-bodied. Really good. 9/3/7/4/15=3.8
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Sampled this again at GABF ’10. Ratings stand...this thing just screams pink grapefruit pith to me from the nose through the finish. If you like this, these guys do the best one I’ve had as far as balancing it all out.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capones. Suprised I havent rated this since I have had many times. This was a good sample so worth rating this one I guess. Pours a light copper bright orange- some haze, massive white head sticky with sick lacing. Aroma is dank weed hops, columbus, pine, tropical notes, and resinous- very powerful with little malt to get in the way. Flavor is tons of hops, but doesnt get too slick or oily- light pale malt backbone, little sweetness, tons of green fresh hops, resinous, sticky, dank, low vegetal hints, and lots of citrus. Finish is sticky and resinous without getting slick- and malt profile is dry- very very easy to drink. Awesome.
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable head, hazy deep orange colour, flowery aroma with grapefruit, peach and pine, flowery soapy flavour with peach and a hint of alcohol, very strong bitterness but not completly out of proportion. A fair IPA.
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured a hazy orange with a thick 3 finger head. Nice lacing. Aroma is incredible, citrus and floral hops. Light to medium body. Light to medium carbonation. Good mix of grapefruit, mango and pine. Very drinkable. This just might be my favorite IPA yet.
BuckeyeBoy (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as a sweet extra thanks to daknole. This was the second time I have had this the first was at the 09’ GABF (no notes) and then now with a note pad in hand. Pours out dark gold topped with a nice tall head. Aroma was so good tons of citrus hops and sweet caramel. Taste was more of the citrus/floral hops along with a great malty backbone and the sweet caramel to keep it all balanced out.
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle courtesy of JaBier at the Day Before Labor Day party. This brew is a hazy orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Great aroma of ripe peaches, citrusy hops and pine. Medium body with a moderately bitter piney hops character along with flavors of citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrusy aftertaste. Good IPA all around.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent IPA. Nice citrus, floral hop aroma and flavor. One of the better IPA’s iv’e tried.