zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of marmalade, caramel, honey and orange, flavor is slightly bitter with orange and honey, medium bodied
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks DSG. Murky amber with white ring. Citrus-orange aroma with a little sweet honey. Tastes of old hops, bitter, sweet with ripe citrus fruit. Medium body, smooth, hardly any carbonation.
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Eric for this bottle! Cloudy orange. Aroma of citric hops, a bit stale, a bit of malt and some fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of honey, slightly stale hops and mild bitterness. Medium-bodied.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper pour, white head. Resinous hops, yeast, honeyed malt, light tropical fruit flavors.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle pours with a copper body that has thick gold edges and supports a white head. The aroma offers up juicy citrus and mango as well as some malt sweetness. Nice. The taste begins with juicy citrus and mango like hops where the citrus seems grapefruit and tangerine like and then it quickly picks up more and more resiny hop bitterness to midway and then into the finish. Under the fruity hops is a layer of floral. The resiny hops have a pine bitterness to them that help create a pleasing balance with the sweeter juicy flavor hops and sweet malts. This is a darn nice IPA.
dnicolaescu (1150) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from Erzengel. Thanks, Gabriel.
Look: copper and hazy, big light beige head.
Aroma: citrus, zesty, light pine, fruity, some caramel, something sweaty (yeast?). Pouring all the yest sediment, made it smell much fresher and piney and overall more intense.
Taste: quite dry, light fruitiness, medium bitterness. Again, yeast sediment made it more piney and juicy.
McWorta (839) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shows a creamy lightly beige frothy head and a solid sunset orange copper colour. On the nose you notice aromas of grapefruit, lemon, citron, litschi, black currant, floral fresh grass and hop notes. A light livelyness offers a light slick texture with a medium body. Lightly bitter at first which develops a certain sweetness showing a caramel note which keeps the the strong bitterness building up at bay. The finish is citrony dry yet leaves a pleasant fruity aftertaste on the palate for while.
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, Gruß nach Bochum! Hazy golden colour, creamy white head. Lovely and intense aroma of resiny citrus fruit. Full-bodied. Malty base that balances the huge amount of hops very well. Grassy, reisny and citrusy on a good, good malty base. Almost chewable - a delicious and very moreish beer!
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This should be a better beer than i’ve just experienced. It should be very bitter, i thought it was very mild...maby old bottle? maby i’m getting used too more bitter ipa’s? I know i’m getting more and more picky tho. :P
Cheers too Bartlebier for sending me this one as part of the "European Local Swap 4" :)