zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Pours yellow to orange with a nice beige head, aroma of carambola, prickly, flavor of carambola, phenols, medium bodied.
ndfreak77 (116) - USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange. Strong citrus and grassy aroma. Flavor is grassy malts balanced with citrus hops, slightly piney with grapefruit notes. Starts sweet and finishes with a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Overall a really decent IPA.
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-18-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served an amber colored brew with a one finger of foamy white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweeter tropical fruit smell of pineapple, papaya, and tangerine. Along with these smells is a bit of caramel sweetness as well as some aromas of a more biscuity nature. Aromas of a more melon like nature are there as well giving it a sweet, fruity smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a moderately strong biscuit malt taste with some sweetness of a caramel nature mixed within. As the flavor advances a good deal of fruity sweetness comes to the tongue with a moderately good deal of orange, tangerine, and pineapple all coming to the tongue. Some hop tastes start developing midway through the taste with them being mainly of a grassy nature at first, but adding a good deal of grapefruit hoppiness as the flavor moves on. Some watermelon rind like flavors come to the tongue more as the flavor advances to the end, as well as increase in the overall hop flavor. With the increase in hop and all the sweet fruity tastes and nice biscuit malt base, one is left with a clean hopped fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is just a tad over average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. Both are great for the blend of sweet, biscuit, and hop flavors that the brew possesses, highlighting all but yet not allowing one to dominate the flavor profile.
Overall –A rather tasty and enjoyable IPA overall. Quite delicious and one nice drink to try if you get a chance.
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom C, small stable creamy bubbly head, hazy orange colour, light citrus and malt aroma with some yeast and wood, light bready flavor which becomes stronger in time, with a light metallic bitterness, light body. Not interesting and not true to the style.
Leafs93 (1741) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours burnt orange with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, earthy and a touch of tropical citrus. Taste is mild bitters and slight sweetness. Medium bodied with a thick texture and substantial mouth feel. Alcohol well hidden. Nice IPA that’s more British then American inspired.
kerenmk (2564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Hazy amber, white head. Hoppy, some exotic fruit and mango aroma, sweetish taste with light bitterness and a little onion. Medium-bodied, mildly carbonated, a little bitter finish.
zvsn (708) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom C. Hazy orange color. Smell of stale fruity hops. Sweetish, with malty, fruity and grassy flavors, a bit not fresh, medium bodied.
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Hazy deep golden. Hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, a zesty note, flowers, a soapy note and a malty touch. Dry-ish flavor with a bit of malt sweetness, fruity hops and moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT - picked up at New Beer in NYC. Pours lightly unclear, shiny gold with a rich, frothy off-white head. Some bready malts on the nose with hints of crystal and caramel, also hoppy notes of ripe orange and sticky pine. Medium sweet flavor with resinous hops, some grainy bread, earthy and piney bitterness, some graham cracker and toasted caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with moderate sweetness, some toasted malts, nips of caramel, juicy and sticky pine, slight marmalade, orange, melon, a bit of dirty grass. Not bad overall.
cheap (4202) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle with some sediment, this is a mouth coating ball of wax. Oily thick malty thing at first then it evolves into a more blunt ipa thing. Thick bitter oily with a decent hop aroma. Long medicinal, does not hide alky well finish.