RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Ancient Aramaic for "alcoholic beverage" and "profoundly delicious." This vibrant pale ale has a hint of date and is our spin on an ancient Babylonian recipe recovered from a brewmaster named "Pup-uh." Shikra’s bold and refreshing hop character is elegantly balanced by a special blend of Caramel Malts. The brwing process is that of a traditional British Pale Ale, with a German-influenced New York twist. Spices of Chinook, Noble German Spalter, and citrus-like Cascade hops yield a balance and an experience unparalleled by any other beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (3845) - Rishon Le Zion, - NOV 17, 2012
At a tasting, thanks Tom, smallish head, a touch hazy deep orange colour bordering on the copper, honey and Jam aroma, candy sweetness and hints of citrus with a strong coarse bitternerss. Unbalanced and not good.

DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Midnight acquisition from local grocery, inaugural Upper West Side Sip and Tip Fest, 18/02/14. Muddy copper amber with a rocky white foam that goes the distance. Something distastefully flabby about this one; aroma of vomited peach, biscuits (possibly canine), Southern Comfort, dried grass and wicker. Bilious boiled orange sweet taste with suggestions of wicker, bourbon and candle fat. Bitter papery afters. Not as bad as described but industrial, unattractive and worthy of the leaky, foldable plastic pint pot it was dispensed in.

Slipstream (2719) - USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pretty light pale ale with what seems like a little orange oil flavor (but is probably Cascade hops). Shikra claims to go back to 722 B.C. or something like that, but this reference to an "ancient Babylonian recipe" looks like a bit of a joke. The beer is not bad tho.

ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/12/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly herbal, it has light hops, some bread, and some caramel
Appearance: It pours a slightly hazed orange color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, malty, and fairly off, with a bitterness that is also a little off
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has an average carbonation, and the finish is off as well
Overall Impression: My first (and apparently only) rating from Lost Tribes, as they only have one beer on RB. Anyway, I didn’t like this one much at all. There’s just quite a bit off about it, and it really just doesn’t work. Some of the other ratings are quite a bit higher, so maybe I got a bad bottle, but I’m not a fan.

beerhere123 (7) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012 does not count
While its appearance is nice, its quite standard along with the head/foam. However the aroma and aftertaste scream of citrus and sweetness to help cover the major hopiness of this brew. Definitely bought a 2nd after it since it felt like a top notch session beer.

beerzbeerz (1) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
complex taste; rather different than most ales. The story behind it adds to its mystique. Ancient flavours with modern brewing give this ale a beautiful start and finnish. I am definitely adding it to my home bar.

jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle with Andrew, Brendan and Mac. Pours a light orange amber body with white lacing. Aroma is light vanilla and malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of bitterness, malts, grain. Bad.

hopheadies (4) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
P: A full finger crown of airy bone white head that sets atop of a slightly distorted golden orange body. S: Clean fresh fruity hop aroma, barley, caramel, and subtle pepper with a splash of citrus maybe? T/M: Pale malt base with spices, creamy citrus hops, apples and a dash of fresh pine. Finish is dry and leaves a sensation like you just brushed your teeth. O: An excellent display of aroma and bold yet delicate hops. Great drinkability and flavors that leave you wanting more. One of my favorite pale ales. Serving type: bottle

blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with light herbal hops. The flavor has sweet toffee malts and herbal and earthy hoppy notes. Not bad.

Jow (4168) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pours amber with no head. Tastes hoppy and bitter in a great way. Some grapefruit citrus, grass, and not at all sweet. Drying finish nice find

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