yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light greasy hoppy. Bitter, fruity and slight herbal. Smooth fruity and grapefruity. Crisp hoppy finish.
Benzai (11324) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2015-2 thanks to tomer] @ home. Clear dark orange to reddish color, medium sized beige head that lasts for quite a while and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, caramalt. Taste malts, hops, caramalt again, medium to firm bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.
kappldav123 (5588) - GERMANY - MAY 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge thanks to Zeev for that one! Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, malty, more and more hoppy, quite dry. Some grasy notes. All in all too unbalanced, not too drinkable. Only average.
fombe89 (1105) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella, of @zvsn. Color amarillo oscuro, espuma blanca. Aromas dulces, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion baja.
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Apparently the #2 Israeli beer on RB. I have had the entire top 5 from Israel. Lightly hazy very dark amber beer, solid lightly off-white head. Nice lacing. Nose is sweet pine resin, grapefruit, oddly slightly umami, meaty, faintly reminiscent of smoked malts, interesting. Taste is bitter typical pine resin, sweet pine cones, umami, slightly smoked feeling pine resin, pine cone taste, odd sweetish spices, thick caramel malts, light herbal, touch peel, quite umami taste, quite herbal, orange peel, rather malty with thick pine taste,… Thick malty body, thick mix. of malts & hops. Quite umami for an IPA which surprisingly really feels like a DIPA. Very umami, quite interesting, I have some mixed feelings about this one. I guess that it is turning me a bit away from it, I won’t give it stellar marks but decent marks still since it was quite interesting.
cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A surprising and exceptional find in Israel. Excellent balance of hops and fruit. A wonderful ipa that could match many of the best coming out of the NW of the USA.
Kita (1594) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of Miha. Cloudy amber brown color with large soapy off-white head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus, passion fruit, peach, pine and some yeast. Taste starts with light sweet caramel malt, following is resinous and fruity, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is heavy bitter with long pleasant aftertaste. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Well done peppery IPA...
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1463) Thanks to kerenmk for the trade!
Clear dark orange to amber beer, big aery yellowish head, little stable, pretty adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: piny and resinous, sweet caramel, somewhat sweet and malty character, fruity touch, some strawberry jam (ageing?), a bit off. MF: lots of carbon, too much actually, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, bit chemical, very harsh piny bitterness, almost medicinal, soft fruity notes, some caramel, little sweet. Aftertaste: very bitter, medicinal, resinous, very dry, bit chemical.
teorn88 (4702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, Gunnar tasting. Thanks to Chris for this one. It pours an unclear golden color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy, with notes of grapefruit peel, lime leaves and hay. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter, with a tangy finish. Notes of grass, wet soil, pine cones, citrus peel, lemon juice, grains. Light bodied lively carbonation. Overall, ok
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from European Local Swap. Clear golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Hoppy earthy aroma, perfume, grapefruit, citrus, pine notes, some caramel. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, pine, caramel, earthy notes, pine, some grapefruit. Well balanced IPA, a nice surprise.