EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange in unfiltered hue with a finger of head. Big boy aromas of dank hops, summer sage, and something that reminds me of gingersnap cookies. Medium boy, creamy and smooth, with a nice oatmeal cookie malt backbone and a resinous bite of hop bitterness. The sage is very present with just a hint of juniper. Everything is fantastic until the finish where the sage lends an astringent smack of bitter polyphenols that donít want to let go of my tongue. A little sharp cheddar would clear this problem right up. If you like aggressive hops, youíll most likely love this. I would prefer a little more malt sweetness.
AAEA (214) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12FL OZ ($7.99 4 pack) this was a pretty smooth Imperial IPA. usually these are over the top bitter and this was rather tame. I wonít rate it low as I was expecting and looking for a tuff IBU but as a beer this was pretty good. If youíre seeking that tuff IBU this isnít it but this is very good.
zvsn (985) - ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Rotem. Clear amber with a bit stable head. Smell of sage, juniper, chamomile and fruity hops. Taste of juniper, quite malty with herbal bitterness, medium-bodied, all in all not very balanced.
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Rotem. Clear dark bronze with a yellowish head. Honey, herbal and a little cinnamon aroma, honey and juniper bitterness in the mouth. Sticky and full-bodied, onion finish.
X (95) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well it looked beautiful in the glass. A gorgeous amber-brown with a big clumpy off-white head that has oodles of crazy lacing and fantastic retention. But, the rest is shit, poor aroma, taste and palate.
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Rotem. Clear orange with a beige head. Aroma of juniper, a bit of sage, and stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of marmalade, juniper, soapy, stale hops, and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 6/10/15. Bottle from Alisha. Drank from Spiegal IPA glass. This one was a different IPA with the color almost purple with a unique flavor.
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King_Alex_II (522) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Malty and hoppy notes in the nose. Strong hop and malt sides balances out quite well. The aftertaste is dry tart and almost a bit roasty.
SinH4 (932) - SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma of loads of resinous hops, sage, spices. Taste is resinous, spicy, the sage is there, warming bitter finish. Smooth carbonation, heavy mouthfeel. Very good!
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a fairly clear dark reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is very spicy, with loads of sage upfront, followed by some juniper and woody resinous hops -- itís mostly spices on the nose though. Flavour is certainly unique for the style, bringing out the sage upfront, followed by woody resinous hops which bury the spices later on the finish. On paper, this sounds like a bad idea, and upon smelling it, it also seemed like itíd be pretty bad -- but this is actually quite nice. Balanced, hoppy and drinkable. Very good.
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego.
Disclaimer: I threw this one in the freezer, and there were some ice chunks as I did not take it out soon enough.
Powerful aroma of fresh hops. Mild head, dark reddish brown for an IPA. A lot of fresh hops in this, very strong hop flavor.