dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Nate. Pours yellow w/ orange hues and a big white head, rocky and glorious. Orange and lemon nose with resin. Citrus, lemon, resin, mild bitter with some litterbox notes. Solid IPA
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a small white head leaving a small white head leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong of citrus hops with a bit of alcohol. Taste is strong of citrus hops with a little bit of bready yeast and a strong bite on the finish. Medium bodied. Strong carbonation.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from old notes Mostly clear, orange-copper hue; fluffy, white head. Huge mango-apricot aroma, slightly dank-catty, lightly toasty. Cookie and caramel sweetness, bright and crisp fruits and acidity, almost overwhelming in the aftertaste. Huge, lingering hop tingle alongside Finnish pinesoap. Slick texture, bountiful carbonation, medium-full body. Massively hopped with wonderfully restrained malts. 22 fl oz bottle.
MosesMendoza (30) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Near perfect beer. Nose is super citrusy, grapefruit and some sweeter orange too. Taste is citrus hops, a touch of bitter peel, and more of a malt backbone than I expected. I know people are putting hoppier, higher abv IPAís out there, but this one is just perfect.
minch25 (578) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Rerate 4-26-11
Very consistent, right now Iím drinking this on a nightly basis. This is pretty much IPA perfection, and is pretty much everything I want in an IPA. Decidedly better in bottle than on tap. Unfortunately I canít find it in bottle anywhere other than Julioís Liquors. Will stock up soon for the summer before going back home, thinking ~20 bottles, ~$200, hope that will be enough.
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Orig. rating 8-25-10
Clear amber; medium frothy white head; appetizing appearance. Incredible aroma, lots of grapefruit, passionfruit. Easy to gulp down; medium bitterness, white grapefruit, slightly powdery texture. On the dry side but carrying a lot of flavor. This hits you in the same way that peeling a grapefruit releases its aromatics. Exceptional IPA.
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buck2 (1) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís damn good .....but....for the price there are many just as good and comparable IPAs out there with higher abv and a cheaper price.
CanIHave4Beers (2757) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Someone gave us this bottle at the end of the RBSG 2010 grand tasting. alexsdad06, Iím looking at you.... do we owe you the thanks on this one? Pours a light golden color with a good head and some lace. The aroma is orange and citrus with some garlic and some fresh hop florals. I reckon the flavor is nicely bitter and very fruit forward. There is a wee bit of onion in there with some light sweet malty notes there at the end. Very tasty stuff.
westcoasterSD (10) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. Light gold pour with an off-white head. I feel as though previous batches of Sculpin were a bit darker and more hoppy, but this beer still rocks. Aroma is sweet with all the fruit, grapefruit and hops. Extremely bright beer - the carbonation works great with the lemon, peach, and grapefruit that I picked up, among the other fruit flavors. The hoppy background and light body accentuate these and lead to a good finish.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours golden copper and a nice fluffy head. Amazing scent of mangoes and guava. I was ultimately disappointed with this beer, however, as the taste of this did not match the expectations provided by the aroma. There is a sweet bitterness here that I wish was featured a bit more, and there is definitely no "sting" that supposedly earned this beer itsí name.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Looks like a perfect IPA, and smells as good as any beer Iíve ever had. Just filled the room with delightful hop smells. Itís crisp, piney, and delicious with a fairly long finish. I enjoyed every drop of this great beer, but I canít say itís worth the extremely high price tag when there are other great IPAs available for a fraction of the price.