TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Poured from a 12oz bottle to a tulip. Truly from the time you open the bottle Sculpin reveals itself as something special. The aroma bursts forth from the tulip. Citrus and stone fruit come to the fore. The earthy hops and even a tinge of cat pee funk linger underneath. Intriguing, this is absolutely one of the best smelling IPAS out there. The appearance is beautiful in itís simplicity and clarity. Pours like a medium colored lager with a minimumal white head. The carbonation is light. The taste is an explosion of strong grapefruit and lemony citrus hops. The front of the tongue is awash in juicy hop flavor and bitterness. A mild rock candy like sweetness hits in mid swallow before the bitterness returns on the finish. Yowza! This brew really is a marvel! It is well deserved of the accolades heaped upon it. One nosing, one sip and one swallow and youíll know youíre in for a game changer. Iím editing this review to reflect that in my area (Twin Cities) I can find this right at $9.99 a six pack. Iíve seen several post that call Sculpin pricey but here at least itís the same as other staples in my rotation such as Bellís Two Hearted, or Odells and cheaper per ounce than Stone IPA or Surly Furious.
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not gonna lie, I find this to be very similar to their Grunion Pale Ale. But itís a very smooth IPA - it has the characteristic bitterness from an IPA but itís light like a Pilsner.
Rviolante (2) - - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
love everything about this beer, one of the best IPA's around, had it on tap at the BP location in Little Italy San Diego
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tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, pine needles. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Clear golden coloured with a white head. N: Bready, grapefruit T: Grapefruit, papaya, mango O: Nice, but some harsh bitterness.
nilsas (3294) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes, med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@7%, NŚr@20.16.2016
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Finish is bitter with the same flavors. Medium body, average carbonation.
NORSAND (73) - LillestrÝm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bottle. Pours with a lovely golden colour. White, medium lasting head.
Nose: A very hoppy nose with lots of pine tree and citrus.
Taste: Almost soft, fruity arrival with quite rich carbonation. Immediately followed by a grapefruity, long lasting bitterness. Fruity, fresh and bitter. In the exit the malt appears, with notes of nice caramel mixing into the hoppy bitterness. A very good IPA but rather on the bitter side for my taste.
zubblwump (44) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Beautiful clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells strongly of fresh pine. Pleasant steady bitter taste without the highs and lows I get from some. Citrus comes through as it warms. Crisp fresh mouth feel with healthy carbonation. This is a really good IPA!
blackisle (1922) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into a teku glass. Clear deep golden, good two finger frothy white to off-white head, good retention and lacing; strong hop aroma, pale malts, grapefruit, apricot, pine, grass; mild taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, hoppy, grassy; lingering dry bitter aftertaste, spicy and fruity notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; excellent elegant and well-balanced ipa.
RNDave (14) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty beverage. Clear golden amber/orange with wispy light creamy head. Grapefruit/citrus notes through and through. Donít really get the hoppiness until the end. Super smooth, not heavy handed or overpowering. Fine brew.