SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great I.P.A. This one was a bit travelled and I will definitely try it again and re-rate it fresh. fruity aromas and flavours, more diverse than the standard citrus/pine US IPA and nice underlaying maltiness.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge fruit/lemon nose, pours nice off yellow with off white head. Smells of depp citrus hops, and taste is complex. Upfront is mango, lemon, apricot, and orange with a quick blast that leads into a slight bittering aftertaste. Excellent IPA, unlike any other!
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a trade with Daknole. Pours dark golden color with off white head. Citrusy hop aroma with lots of grapefruit. Lots of hop bitterness but not overdone. Grapefruit rind is the dominant flavor with light maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Excellent. Thanks Dak.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. pours a hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. leaves some nice lace on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, mellon, citrusy hops, caramel,and oranges. Flavor is very well balanced. sweet caramel and melon with some a nice bitter bite from some grapefruit and citrusy fruit hops. pretty nice stuff.
Largiari (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let me start by saying, this could be my favorite IPA of all time. I was lucky enough to score a 1/6 bbl of this stuff for me draft system, and boy does it go quick. Pale golden, somewhat orange in color, with very little lacing, disappearing in minutes. The taste is all citrus; grapefruit, apricot, and melon flavors, with plenty of acidity. Hops are all there, and a good amount of crisp bite. The drinkability of this beer is like no other, every time I put the glass down, my mind thinks to automatically grab for another gulp. There are very few IPAís out there that can match Sculpin.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Citrus aroma is fantasic. Sweet mago lights up the nose. Cooper body with good head a sugar coat of lace. Dry citrus hop with some sugary malt. Not much to say just good, cool and crisp on palate.
lamas (1277) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of agl108. Pours a hazy gold with a smallish off-white head. A powerful aroma of grapefruits, apricots, peaches, lemons, and resiny pine. Medium-bodied and sticky. Tongue-strippingly harsh. There is a touch of caramel upfront taste-wise, but the flavor is predominantly hoppy. Loads of grapefruits, apricots, and peaches in the mix. A bit of warming alcohol throughout. Quite tasty.
BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle. Really pretty pour. Amber/bronze/gold colour with a medium off-white, foamy head. Perfect carbonation and nice lacing. Huge aroma of spruce, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. Flavour was more piney hops and a little perfume. A hint of alcohol in the long finish. Not bad but more straight bitterness than hop flavour if that makes sense.
tastybeer (1484) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with tarheels86. One of the best IPAs Iíve tried to date. Pours golden with a nice head. Tastes strongly of butterscotch, caramel, and citrus from the hops. Nice lacing. Would drink again.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours unclear orange with a white head. Juicy sweet citric fruit aroma with some piny notes. The flavor brings an awesome blast of piny hops, as well as citrus and other fruity notes. Finishes just a touch too bitter for my tastes, but still a really awesome beer.