mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light Amber with golden highlights and an ample off white rocky head. Generic, faint IPA aroma. Crystal malt and muddled American hops. Flavor is sweet chewy crystal malt up front. Piney, sticky hops and a somewhat abrasive bitterness follow. I don't mind bitterness, but this seems to be all sweetness and bitterness without a ton of hop character to make it all worthwhile. On paper it sounds like I should like it. Balance is there, it's not quite boring, and there's nothing unappealing. It just never comes together into something better than average.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly brownish copper with an off-white head. Aromas are citrus, pine, and some herb. Little bits of alcohol. The flavor is marred with some pretty strong catty/ashy notes. Otherwise mainly pine, but there is some citrus trying to break through as well. Medium and slightly sticky body with lingering grassy flavors.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample at a tasting at Troublesí place. Thanks Ariel. Clear amber. Hoppy, lemongrass, onion peel and dill aroma, dry, bitter, hoppy and a little sweet taste. Light body, carbonated, fruity finish.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Drorís place. Thanks Ariel. Hazy golden. Aroma of "green" hops, a bit oniony. Flavor has some sweetish malt, "green" hops, and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
eggraid101 (67) - Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For an ipa this beer was uninspiring. Drank it out of a 12 oz can. A little light on the hops for an ipa. A little light on the body too. Not a bad beer but not my favorite ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
1pintatatime (134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep gold / light copper color with minimal head. A decent but not huge resinous aroma. Taste is initially sweet with a strong malt backbone and flavors of caramel, brown sugar, and softer tropical fruits lead before a nice bitter finish comes in. Itís a rich beer, not unlike Daleís Pale Ale. Quite tasty.
musinj6 (496) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden to light amber clear from a can with a one finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Herbal hop and pine aroma. Heavily bitter. No sweetness. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish.
falco242 (373) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, lots of hops and some citrus but ends with a lot of resin and bitterness. Solid overall but I prefer a more citrus - forward type.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with nice white head. Aroma is citrus fruit and pine needles. Flavor is pine hops with a hint of moldy fruit. Bitterness average and finish lasting.
trevor211 (1595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey. Nice, assertive hop punch thatís diluted by too big a malt backbone. Bitter after that lingers forever. Tasty, for sure, but Iíll take my NWIPAs any day.