Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orangish amber with white head. Strong citrus and pine hops. Taste is hoppy with caramel and tofee notes. Excellent malt presense that is not to overwhelming.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing.
S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit.
T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This particular one was almost months old and I believe the rating was affected adversely. Pour golden orange with off white head. Smell is bright citrus and caramel maltiness. Taste is orange/grapefruit and more caramel maltiness than I would prefer. Even for a 3 month old bottle. Will rate this but seek out a fresh bottle as this was not memorable.
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Great beer always a fine choice. You can never go wrong with the fish ! If your looking for a great representation of a west coast ipa, sculpin is a safe bet. Drink it fresh.....
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a bright gold/orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma has a strong hop presence of citrus, pine, and tropical fruits. Taste has lots of citrus, and pine. Slightly resinous up front, and lots of grapefruit bitterness follows in the finish.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binnyís in Orland Park,Nice amber pour with a nice white head. Big bold citrus, grapefruit, light malt. Taste is lots of citrus hops, nice bitter finish
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NYC Trip Beer #8. Nothing like following your very first AleSmith IPA with your first Sculpin. Between the two, I far preferred the Sculpin. Pours a pale orange with a lovely white head head. Beautiful Citrus scents and flavor. Well carbonated with a crisp hop finish. Bought some to bring back to the A. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A new top five ipa for me. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and something like toasted peach jelly. Wonderfully flavorful bite, light body but perfect amount of alchohol gives the flavor depth. Yes sir.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with tall white head. All sorts of citrus and melon wafting from the glass. Not very malty which is the way I like íem. Mango, peaches, pineapple, absolutely delicious, almost perfection in a glass for this IPA lover. Rather expensive (like Ruination) but you bet Iíll be buying it now that itís available in Texas. If you like the Southern California style of citrusy IPA, you will LOVE this one.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear light amber with an orange hue. Not much head, no real retention. Bubbles are streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Soapy wet lace. Nose is good deep caramel malt, breaddy and it smells really smooth. Hops are fruity and tropical. Mango, hints of citrus, very floral and tea like and just a touch of pine for depth. Peaches too. The malt is really captivating me and I love malt. Taste is scrumptious. It drinks light and fruity and like iced tea. Body is supple but not biting, carbonation is ample but soft. The malt is so smooth and offers plenty of bread and a little cracker. It doesnít outshine the hops though which remain delicate as the fruit takes over the palate. Itís juicy and sweet. It isnít too oily or resinous but it has a good bitter and it itís almost dry but not quite. It has perfect balance and it isnít too sweet and the bitter isnít all there is.
This was so well done. The malt was immediate, always near at hand. The hops were civilized and cultivated in this drink. It was bold but not audacious. This was extraordinary.