superspak (4471) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating legible on the side. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, honey, tropical fruit, and light herbal spiciness. Fantastic aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, lemon, orange zest, herbal spiciness, honey, and light biscuit. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, pine, orange, honey, and herbal on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and smoothness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fantastic creamy, crisp, and extremely smooth mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; with almost no warming noticed on the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible IPA. Huge flavor balance and smoothness. Extremely easy and pleasant to drink for 7%; with a fantastic mouthfeel.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 I prefer a ipa with a bit more of a malt backbone. But it is a good sd style ipa.
bytemesis (6446) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber, but with minimal head. Nice aroma, with strong grapefruit overtones. Taste is well balanced, with strong hops bitterness, some citrusy flavors. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a very good IPA, but i just canít put it in the same class as Green Flash or Stone.
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours golden with a white head. Very tasty IPA that has itís own character setting it apart from other IPAs which usually have a stronger pine flavor. This leans more to citrus tastes of lemon plus maybe some apricot with a much less subtle pine flavor. Crisp, light and delicious.
aleph (231) - - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Nate. Gold with white head. West coast hoppy, citrusy and bitter. Lasting finish, decent body.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bit cloudy and light gold with just a tad bit of head. Great citrus and bubblegum aroma. Really nails the balance between sweet and bitter that blends together to leave a real nice creamy feel on the tongue.
HoppyAlesToYou (167) - 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 (1654) - 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.