HoppyAlesToYou (165) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
True to the label, notes of apricot, peach, mango and lemon are detected in the aroma. There is something floral going on as well, which really elevates my olfactory enjoyment. It pours golden with a textbook soapy IPA head. The taste is very well balanced, not too bitter that it overwhelms the palate. It is a bit thin for the style, but not enough to be penalized. Sculpin is a damn fine American IPA, and should be sampled if you have an opportunity.
tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at a local bar, hazy golden color with a small thick head that lingers the entire glass. Refreshing pine and citrus with a hoppy kick at the end. Really enjoyable, especially for an IPA which I typically avoid like the plague.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What I wish every IPA could be. Layered nose with caraway seed, pine and citrus. The palate is medium bodied, and shows excellent balance. A hit of grapefruit lingers as this is crisp and seamlessly transitions to the hoppy finish.
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Moth Dallas. Pours bright gold and clear. Nice fresh piney hop nose. Taste is slightly milder than the nose-not how I remember the bottle version. Piney bitter flavors with an alcohol kick on the end. Not bad but not as good as I wish it was.
johngiolas (18) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pine, citrus--strong and very bold for an IPA. Heavy finish. Hops fruity veering toward cloying without ever crossing over.
SPDickerman (1107) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear pale golden with a large off-white head. Smells both piney and like grapefruit. Taste is intense bitter, lots of grapefruit and pine. Medium-to-full bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA finishes quite bitter.
jemthebrewer (1) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium to medium-high hops aroma with some dark grapefruit, tropical fruit, and resiny/piney tones. Classic "Simoce" nose (polarizing to some). Gold to light orange color with some haze and medium-low head retention. Flavor mirrors the aroma with medium-high hop bitterness, medium-high grapefruit, citrus, mango, with a hint of resiny hops. Low malt flavor, which is AOK by me for a West Coast style IPA. Overall, one of my new favorite IPAs; all of the flavors marry quite well in this beer. Impressed with how the hop flavor and aroma survived in a bomber!
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Fantastic nose of hops, some sweetness. Pours a golden amber with a nice frothy white foam. Fantastic taste, hops, malt, balanced and lasts longer on the palate.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, best by date: 7/6/12. Thin, off-white head, audibly fades to near-minimal. Clear amber color. Little lace. After hearing a lot of buzz about this one, I was excited to try it. Light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Great, powerful hop aroma. Nice bitter taste. It’s definitely an above-average IPA, and was good to enjoy with some Subway.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a big, pillowy white head. The nose is orange, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, seagrass. The taste is wonderfully fruity, plenty of juicy sugary fruit notes. Hop-forward. Some pepper. Slightly husky dry finish. Medium body. Very drinkable. Overall, a great IPA. A real pleasure to drink.