MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour w/ a huge soapy bubbly white head w/ sticky lacing. MMMMM Simcoe! Sweet passion fruit, mango, and apricots... so fruity a bit of sticky bitterness in the aroma, comes through as "juicy". I donít know what else to say about this, other than itís fantastic. Full well coated lightly creamy pal. Flavor is not as nice as the aroma a bit of a dry hop oil dominates w/ a bit top much grass for my taste the apricots come through in the taste but the other fruits get a bit lost. I enjoyed it but the taste just wasnít there comapred to the aroma.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours to a nice golden body with a tall creamy white head. Very nice lacing. The aroma smells like tangerines and Jesus. (ok, so I put that in there because I said that.) But seriously, some nectarines and apricots too. Light bit of mango. The flavor is huge for a simple IPA. Lots of mango, nectarine, and tangerines. Complex and super citrusy. The palate is nicely bitter but not overly so. The fruit flavors really balance it out. Perhaps the best regular ABV IPA Iíve ever had.
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 Clear little hazy golden orange white head citrusy hop aroma lacing ... taste of lemon peach apricot grapefruit very citrusy and tart a smooth and clean citrus taste ..... with a nice solid hop bite but a citrusy explosion ..... a true west coast ipa dry bitter hop finish ..... the citrusy flavors and bitterness balance so well just an amazing/awesome ipa
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, wow, wow. Iíve always been a fan of Ballast Pointís Big Eye IPA, but Sculpin takes it to a whole different level. Aroma lets you know youíre in for a hoppy ride with some sweet grapefruit notes. Pours a clean, light golden color with a standard IPA one finger, quickly dissipating head. This tasty glass of hops doesnít make sweet love to your palate, it smashes like two kids on prom night, drunk off cheap schnapps. Sweet, then bitter, then sweet again. Sculpin is intense and delicious at the same time. I gave my wife one sip of this and she said quote "I feel like it bit my mouth"...nuff said.
Cavie (3971) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of mar. Clear golden color. Foamy white head. Huge hopped nose. Sweet hops with very spicy pine notes. Taste is spicy as well. Wet hops and sap. Very tasty . Quite!
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mar. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, earth. Flavor is citrus, orange, soap, bitter. Nice duration.
Zymurgeist2 (1200) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at City Beer in a tulip glass.
Pours a nice golden color with a big white head and slight haze.
Massive hops on the nose with grapefruit. Intense fruity hops.
Forward hops of grapefruit, slight bitterness and massive hop flavor throughout. The fruit is evident for the entire taste, and it is a very well balanced taste throughout.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mar. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruit hops and awesome. Bitter taste with hops and a little caramel.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber thanks to mar (for a great beer!). Pours a clear, deep golden body with some off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of Ruby Red grapefruit and other fresh citrus hops. Sort of reminds me of a South Texas fruit stand in the summer. Flavor of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, floral hops and citrus zest. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Absolutely great!!
thirdeye11 (5712) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours clear yellow with good bubbles. Nose of honey, chlorine, and citrus fruit. Taste of citrus oils, grapefruit, with a very bitter finish and an oily body.