bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Gold, hazy, with no head. Nose is minimal. Taste has virtually no hop profile-more like a slimmed down pale ale. Sort of flat body. Some malty background. A bit watery. Not much going on here.
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
So tried 3 O’mally’s tonight and none of them worth drinking. Saved this one till last and was hoping for great things but was let down. There was a light hoppy aroma, little to nothing on the tongue and the body was super light. In my opinion it completely missed the mark on an IPA.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a light golden color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malts and a slight graininess along with the obvious character of piney and sharp hops. Flavor is much the same, it’s a sharp and very aggressive bitter hop note with some caramel and straw malty notes. Very basic and boring ipa with not a whole lot of complexity, just not much going on.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep copper amber with a thin ring of wispy lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramely malty nose with a touch of honey and grassy hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet chewy caramel malts with some piny bittering hops before a drier finish. A decent brew but could use a bigger hop presense.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured with a towering inferno of rocky foam protecting the murky burnt-orange brew beneath. The aroma is wickedly woodsy, rife with pine resin. Chewy with Christmas-tree-thick earthiness, I might be gnawing on a spruce trunk. (#3960, 8/6/2010)
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the restaurant. Fine as an IPA but really nothing unique. Bitterness was there for the sake of bitterness but no real character like pine or sweetness...nothing special.
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle. Mild, citric, lightly sweet, toasty aroma, with light brown sugar and orange. Clear light golden amber in color with a fine, uneven, lasting head. Flavor is appropriately hoppy in tone, with plenty of citrus and mild pine, the toasty, sweet malts appearing about midpoint, then the fairly strong bitterness takes over towards the finish. Faint apple note late. Resinous and fairly smooth on the palate with a high degree of effervescence, faint warmth and a medium-full body. For this brewer, this is pretty phenomenal, but is really just an average strong IPA overall.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber. Pours clear copper with small white head. Aromas of caramel and metallic malts with some muted hops. Flavors of bitter hops and some weird fruity oxidized malts. Finishes bitter and leaves brutal aftertaste. Something must have gone wrong with this one.
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear deep amber with a large off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced hop flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via BA trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white film. The aroma is rather mild overall and contains floral, soapy and herbal notes. There is a sweetness to the nose as well. The flavor has a pale malt base, light caramel, grassy, herbal with a hint of citrus. There is mild bitterness in the finish. Perhaps this could use a touch more carbonation to bring out the flavors a little more.