zvikar (2569) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the first Israeli IPA Day on Mivshelet Haam, pours orange with no carbonation and a thick small head, aroma of honey, malt, orange jam, some grapefruit skin, flavor is a bit dry with tangerine, wine, lemon and floral notes, medium bodied, decent
tomer (1490) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, medium stable head, hazy deep orange colour, aroma of peach, orange marmalade, pine and herbs, flavour of pine with a backbone of bready fruity maltiness, medium bitterness coupled with strong sourness making for a pleasant and extremely long aftertaste. Good balanced IPA.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thank you DSG! Murky red-brown color with a tight cap. Crystal malts in the aroma with fuzzy, dense hops. Fruity with rip nectarine nectar. Chewy bready malts. Finishes a little thin but is correspondingly refreshing and crisp.
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Re-rate 9/13: Draught at Beer Market in Jaffa. Pleasant citric hops, mild maltiness and moderate bitterness. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Re-rate 7/13/12: Bottle. Nice floral and citric hops aroma with some malt. Sweetish chewy caramelly malt flavor with cookie hints and a long bitter grapefruity hops finish with some resinous notes. Medium-full-bodied. A bit oily. A bit malty and heavy for my IPA preferences, but still decent. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
Draught during the release party at Shtern 1. Hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with some biscuity malt. Flavor starts sweetish and malt with caramel and biscuits and continues with nice bitter grapefruity hoppy finish. Medium-bodied and smooth. A good balanced IPA. 7/3/7/3/14=3.5