pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones during their Black Friday event. Light amber with a white head. Grapefruit, some pine resin, mango, lemon zest, light malt. Light on the palate yet medium bodied, soapy and sweet with a bitterness that grows.
foamyhead (16) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How can anyone not love Sculpin. It is the quintessential California IPA. At 7% it presents everything you want in an IPA, hop driven throughout, enough maltiness to supports the piney and citrussy nose and palate.
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly grapefruit/citrus comes through in the aroma. I also smell light pine and floral hops. Appearance is a light gold/amber with a medium foam head. The taste is dominated by grapefruit and nice hops. Very large grapefruit on the finish with a nice bitterness and spice. Texture is smooth with a somewhat light body. Overall, this recipe caught me a little offgaurd, it was much more focused on grapefruit and citrus, which dominated the flavor. I definitely enjoyed this brew, there was a nice combination of citrus/fruit flavor along with nicely balanced malts and hops. I’d give this an A- rating.
pruneyraisin (1) - - NOV 14, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bright, fruity, florally beer with a great light hop flavor. Not too heavy or overpowering flavor. Easy drinking beer. Great for summer.
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honey, passion fruit and cherries, deeply resinous. flavour is the same, the resin being quite dominant again, with a medium tropical fruitiness and a nicely integrated medum-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Dry and pleasantly hoppy and fresh aroma. Grass, grapefruit and some pine needles. The taste is also quite and and very low on the sweet side - something that I really enjoy. Big hoppy punch with a nice bitter finish. Great IPA!
onkelgobber (160) - Edinburgh, - NOV 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) amber/gold with white head. Aroma of citrus/fruit with some malt. Flavor was citrus/peach with enough malt for balance.
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2015 (Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Deep golden colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with grainy malt, orange and apricots. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange, apricots, grainy malt and a generous grapefruit bitterness in a long finish. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Very nice and tasty IPA, and quite drinkable for such a bold beer. Rerate: (Bottle 3 Sep 2015) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with apricots, orange peel, pine needles, honey and lots of fresh floral/citric hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of apricots, orange peel, grapefruit, honey, resin and fresh floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Solid and well made IPA, with a generous hop character. Excellent beer.
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours light Orange, grapefruit nose, taste indicative of the aroma. Citrus and dry. Crisp.