rayaron (1312) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle 330ml. Hazy orange with quickly diminishing low off-white head. Cherry aroma, dried fruits, spicy, a bit alcoholic. Sweet-bitter malty flavor, cherry, quite alcoholic, some hop notes. Unbalanced, definitely not an IPA. Just not good enough.
zvsn (1546) - ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours gashing, hazy orange-amber with a huge head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and floral hops. Sweetish, with fruits, yeast and caramel flavors, low bitterness with a short finish, alcohol is quite noticeable. Medium-bodied, over-carbonated.
ThreeCats (802) - ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lively foamy head over slightly hazy brown-copper body. Aroma of malt and caramel at first, with some hops showing later as beer warms a bit. Taste bitter and grassy, with a bit of tartness in finish, finish also exhibits a not altogether pleasant bitter-orange flavor. This is not exactly the hop-forward taste you’d expect from an IPA, but it might be a decent pale ale if the balance was shifted a bit.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml Bottle poured into a pint glass.
Clear copper color with reddish hues.
Mild citrus hop aroma, caramelized veggies, earth and some wet cardboard.
Sweet fruity flavor, juicy malts, not enough hop flavor and (too) low bitterness. short finish.
Slightly over carbonated, medium body, alcohol is present. So-so.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Israel;light spicy aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light fizzi,light spicy finish.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, spicy aroma. Flavor starts sweet, then a moderate bitter finish. Nice yeasty notes. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
kerenmk (4016) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Re-rate 6.2.12: Bottle. Pours hazy amber with an airy white head. Nose: grapefruit, some grass. Mouth: bitter and buttery. Long finish, light carbonation, light body.
Not stunning. 7/4/5/2/8 = 2.6
Bottle sample at the Beers2012 expo in Tel Aviv. Gold and foamy, with soft grapefruit aroma. very light bitterness. Medium-bodied, rather flat, short finish. Not amazing but will try again. 7/4/6/3/11 = 3.1
tomer (2852) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, no Desert Ale on the label so that is probably a different recipe, very little head, clear bronze colour, yeasty vanila aroma with some tropical fruits coming to the fore but are always quite light. flavour of flowers and fruits and a medium strong bitterness that doesn’t last for long. Not much of an IPA, quite dissapointing.
zvikar (4127) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bronze to yellow with a nice off-white head, aroma of pine, lemon, fresh onion and floral tones, flavor of lemon, a touch of bitterness balanced by lots of sourness with some malty tones and crisp finish, medium bodied, nice
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Re-rate 11/27/11: Bottle. Nice juicy fruity and floral hops. Good moderate citric bitterness. A pleasant quaffable IPA, finished the bottle really fast. Better than last time. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color with a huge frothy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with grapefruit, pine needles and a bit of malt. Flavor starts sweetish with malt and a bit of caramel and fruits, continues to a bitter, citric and slightly piney hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. A rather balanced IPA. Decent. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3