bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got this beer for a gift. Aroma is a citrusy hoppy scent. Wow very hop forward, nice blend of citrus and tropical fruit. Love this Ipa!!
closey22 (1461) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy gold with thin off-white head; aroma is strong, complex and pleasant array of hops grain w/ some woody+nutty notes; flavor explodes into a hoppy delight with some citrusy notes of grapefruit; feels silky smooth with a nice fizzy bite; finishes dry and roasty hoppy
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Sweet pines notes on the nose. Pours an amber gold color with a white head. Bitter pine upfront with herbal notes and a very earthy bitterness finishes with a resinous sticky feeling. Pretty good.
fr5ed (61) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an amazing, clean, crisp, complex, delicious IPA. Full spectrum of hop aromas and flavors: pine resin, melon, pineapple, orange, lemon grass along with a slight sweet malty base.
eros47 (53) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ballast point nails it again. As soon as I cracked the bottle open, the hops made their presence. Earthy hops dominate the front of the palate while fruity hops and the malts take over on the back end. Great stuff.
tbelczak (9) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy aroma is a beautiful blend of pine, citrus, and mango. Crystal clear, light copper appearance. Malts get lost in bitterness and finishing hops, but I wasnít looking for that in this beer. Persistent, tiny bubbles of carbonation rise from the laser etched bottom of my glass, creating a very small but persistent head that releases those wonderful aromas from start to finish. The carbonation creates an incredibly light mouthfeel. Despite the lack of malt balance, an excellent beer with a very nice blend of hops.
beastmaster (376) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle but drank from a mug. Unfortunate. Great beer. Aroma is citrus sweet. Fruity ipa, but stays true to hop heavy ipa style. Finishes nice
n_doe82 (1) - Severna Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít know what all the hoopla is about this beer. I mean its slightly above average at best in my opinion. It is somewhat well balanced, it has very low malt undertones, almost so little malt itís undetectable. The first taste you notice is the bite of the almost overpowering hops, for such a low alcohol content ipa, after holding it in your mouth a second or two you will get a slight tropical fruity flavor followed by a finishing note of pine. Donít get me wrong this isnít a bad beer but there are definitely better and this one is not worth the money at 15 bucks a sixer. Iím not a beer connoisseur I just like good strong ipaís and imperials that taste good and get me drunk. For me taste comes first but I usually wonít buy it unless it has a abv of 8.0 or higher. If u want a beer like that try Lagunitas Maximus ipa, Flying Dog El Dorado, or possibly Mission brewery shipwrecked double ipa. All good solid ipas with high abv. The Ballast point Sculpin Ipa is more for your yuppie socialite drinker not a hardcore drunk like me that appreciates a good strong but solid brew... just bein honest, cheers.
csaso (1961) - Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium copper color, nice grapefruit hop aroma and flavor with a fair malt balance
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o_Merlin_o (200) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 2/27/2013: Pours golden yellow, with zero head. Definite flavors of grapefruit and peach. Slight sour aftertaste.
Aroma = 5, Appearance = 3, Taste = 6, Palate = 2, Overall = 11
11/9/2014: Huge off-white head with good lacing. Aromas of earth and leaves, with a definite grapefruit. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. SUPER BITTER/SOUR.
Aroma = 5, Appearance = 4, Taste = 4, Palate = 2, Overall = 6