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 it’s 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 you’ll know you’re in for a game changer. I’m editing this review to reflect that in my area (Twin Cities) I can find this right at $9.99 a six pack. I’ve seen several post that call Sculpin pricey but here at least it’s the same as other staples in my rotation such as Bell’s Two Hearted, or Odells and cheaper per ounce than Stone IPA or Surly Furious.
Frothmeister (717) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and the colour of honey, with an off-white head. On the nose resinous notes, fresh pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, faint lime peel, and a very faint whiff of lemon jelly beans as it warms up. Taste wise, fruit at the top of the profile. Passion fruit, grapefruit, peach, and light resinous notes that head into mineral heavy bitterness, and lots of bitter citrus pith in the finish.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a foam ring. Light butter with hops and loads of citrus aromas. Extremely light with a fine supporting carbonation. Some butter, little hints of the alcohol and in general a well balanced beer with loads of fresh citrus. Hoppy citrus bitter and pleasantly light aftertaste.
NavyFireRN (13) - - AUG 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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crispaire (16) - - AUG 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and citrus-forward aroma. Nice orangey/amber color. Great tasting IPA, but definitely a bit overhyped IMHO.
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark orange with a white head. A reisiny piney citrus aroma. The fkavor is bitter but well balanced. The flavor contains lemons, oranges, mango, pineapple. Complex. The aftertaste also bitter. World class stuff.
Franckg (1105) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cannette sans date. Robe jaune-orangée assez claire avec un mince voile de mousse. Arômes de fruits tropicaux, tangerine et mangue surtout, un peu d’ananas, poire et citron. Légère résine de pin. En bouche, mélange d’agrumes et fruits tropicaux bien construit. Toujours autant de tangerine, pamplemousse plus présent, mangue et ananas également se côtoient. Assez relevé, amertume adéquate par l’apport de zestes d’agrumes. Finale plutôt courte avec un dernier tour de piste des houblons. Texture huileuse et corps mince. Se boit très bien malgré son taux d’alcool.
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget; BBD: 09/05/2017) Poured at fridge temperature into a stemmed Mikkeller & Friends tulip reveals a clear amber body with two fingers of white head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma has notes of stonefruit and citrus. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to light body and a lingering, bitter finish. Flavour is moderately bitter and quite crisp. Decent but perhaps a bit too bitter and subtly fragrant for my taste.
StLsportsfan (65) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amateur hopheads love this when drinking out of a pint glass. Put it in a quality snifter, and there is an explosion of different fruity flavors, plus 70 solid IBUs. The IPA version of a quality imperial stout....just not my thing.
Larry_Duffman (355) - - JUL 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours amber with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is hops and citrus. The taste is floral hops, apricot, and grapefruit. It’s dry with a nice balance of bitterness and fruit. This is definitely a very good IPA. I think it fell a bit short of the hype. It’s definitely quality though.
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great IPA. This is how an IPA should be. Fabulous beer. Very mourish. Dorado is even better.