dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color with large, bubbly, bleach white head. There is a ton of lacing on each sip. The aroma is full of resiny hops with all the complexities of a big blend (grapefruit and pine). The flavors are mildly sweet with lots of bitterness and spciiness from the hops. There isn’t any one character of the beer that really makes it pop, but the balance of the very strong flavors makes it extremely enjoyable.
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: clear golden orange color, frothy white head. Aroma: very tropical fruity, orange maybe a little grapefruit. Taste: floral up front leading into medium sweet fresh citrus, finishing with mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: thin to medium creamy body. Overall: one of the most citrusy fruity hopped beers I've had. Very pleasurable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Franks (34) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy gold with nice big white head. Aroma is awesome with some fruit, caramel and pine notes. Taste is very hoppy yet a bit sweet with some grapefruit and pine as well. Palate is nice and has decent carbonation. Overall, i really enjoy this IPA, it is a bit on the citrusy side and is really bright with a long finish.
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big tropical and deep citrus on the nose. The taste is... wow.... Pineapple, tangerine - a nice lingering bitter mandarin orange. Great carb + mouthfeel. One of my favorites of all time. Great now it is in a 12oz. Must be fresh, fresh, this beer falls off a cliff.
robL (22) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the perfect examples of an IPA. Aroma, taste, color, and palate all shine in unison. Grapefuits, lemons, hops, and crystal malt come through and leave you wanting more.
My review: http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2012/03/ballast-po
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/25/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Sculpin pours a slightly hazy golden color, with a huge foamy white head. Nice retention, stays with the beer the whole way, along with some sticky lace.
Great floral hoppy smell, some cooling pine, and a splash of juicy citurs as well.
The taste starts with a candy sweet bready malt, quickly taken over by the robust hop bill. Floral, pine, and apricot and mango citrus. The pine almost turns into a cool mint flavor. Finishes slightly bitter.
The simcoe hops help to provide a cooling sensation on the tongue, with the dry hopping providing a tingling sensation on the tongue. Good, crisp, slightly creamy carbonation with a slightly above medium body. Finishes pretty clean.
This is a great IPA, in pretty much every category. Hopefully these bottles will be regularly available in Chicago soon.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium gold, white head.
Very hoppy, floral, spicy aroma, spruce, grapefruit peel, passion fruit, malt, pine resin.
Dry, medium to full bodiy, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very hoppy taste, spruce, apricots, mango, caramel, malt, grapefruit.
Well balanced, delicate, yet still packed with flavour. (2012-02-15)
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops and good amount of bitterness. Palate is a bit fizzy, but smooth finish that leaves bitterness on the tongue. Easy drinking IPA that would be great on a hot day.
robzilla (86) - - FEB 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resin and bread on the nose. Pretty complex, there’s some kind of chile flavor I pick up. Had to search to get this one, thought it would be more readily available. Great IPA a bit different.
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish. Nicely done!