KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/25/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Sculpin pours a slightly hazy golden color, with a huge foamy white head. Nice retention, stays with the beer the whole way, along with some sticky lace.
Great floral hoppy smell, some cooling pine, and a splash of juicy citurs as well.
The taste starts with a candy sweet bready malt, quickly taken over by the robust hop bill. Floral, pine, and apricot and mango citrus. The pine almost turns into a cool mint flavor. Finishes slightly bitter.
The simcoe hops help to provide a cooling sensation on the tongue, with the dry hopping providing a tingling sensation on the tongue. Good, crisp, slightly creamy carbonation with a slightly above medium body. Finishes pretty clean.
This is a great IPA, in pretty much every category. Hopefully these bottles will be regularly available in Chicago soon.
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium gold, white head.
Very hoppy, floral, spicy aroma, spruce, grapefruit peel, passion fruit, malt, pine resin.
Dry, medium to full bodiy, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very hoppy taste, spruce, apricots, mango, caramel, malt, grapefruit.
Well balanced, delicate, yet still packed with flavour. (2012-02-15)
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops and good amount of bitterness. Palate is a bit fizzy, but smooth finish that leaves bitterness on the tongue. Easy drinking IPA that would be great on a hot day.
robzilla (86) - - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resin and bread on the nose. Pretty complex, there’s some kind of chile flavor I pick up. Had to search to get this one, thought it would be more readily available. Great IPA a bit different.
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish. Nicely done!
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with a good beige head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet caramel citric piny fruity malty, very nice. Flavor is excellent fruity bitter caramel malty, like aroma. Finishes bitter sweet malty.
kdmcguire10 (18) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gorgeous light orange color with about a finger’s worth of head that just sticks to the glass.
On the nose, Groves of fresh orange, apricot and mango. Awesome west coast style.
Delicious hop bitterness. You get a lot of the citrus with a splash of malt to balance it out. Just a really nice, crisp beer. World Class
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long Island, NY - 22 oz. bottle poured a clear amber color with moderate head and medium lacing. Aroma is complex with fruits, mango, citrus, floral hops and pine. Taste was initially sweet then developed into fruity hops and the a crisp bitterness. What I liked from this IPA was that the hops was not over powering. A really good IPA.
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Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle sent by Peacehammer, thanks again Dominic. Beautiful golden orange with a bright white head. I am picking up smells of caramel, toffee, and what I believe are fuggle/willamette hops. Also, hints of wood in the aroma. Taste is balanced pretty well, but a little on the malty side for me. I am definitely a hophead and was hoping for a hoppy punch in the face. Overall, solid IPA, but just not up to the hype.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too big of a head. I served too cold. Nice lacing. Orange pale cloudy color. Reminds me of hoppyum aftertaste. Nice bottle.
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