TheMaha (56) - 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.
Hopmaestro (110) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There is almost no need to describe the taste cause you all know how it goes - pine notes, grape fruit, orange peels, and so on. The bitterness kicks in like a fish hook in your chin, and a grumpy fisherman reels you in, with that sturdy, weather-beaten look on his face and youríe hooked.
TedBell (3) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours a hazy orange. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Medium body. Pine and grapefruit flavors with a nice bitter aftertaste. Very balanced and drinkable. One of my favorites.
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing aroma of pine citrus and mango. Complex hop flavors intertwine over a lighter malt profile that managed to provide perfect balance. I prefer this on tap as opposed to the bottle.
DForney (1) - - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
fraternie (833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great IPA, with orange and nectarine above floral notes, balanced with a blast of hops. A creamy and balanced west coast offering that is not over hopped. On par with Stone IPA.
Humlehode (102) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with decent head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus, some sulphur. Very bitter, lacking malt to balance the high amount of hops.
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motelpogo (6781) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, from the shelves at the bizarre and amazingly stocked thirsty beershop in singapore. thirsty doesnít offer glasses to pour their bottles into so i can only guess that this was some variety of amber, anyways the label was pretty; potent aroma from the neck of the bottle - loads of grapefruit and pine forest floor with hints of toffee apple; great big whack of bitterness, zesty citric tang with plenty of crushed biscuit sweetness. extremely moreish
Concealer (810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper gold with a thick, foamy, off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine resin, biscuit, grapefruit, light mango and peach. Flavor is pine, biscuit, grapefruit, mango, and light orange zest. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish. Lingering tropical fruit and pine.
Rich71 (25) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie koperkleur. Mooie dikke schuimkraag. Ruikt naar citroen/sinasappel/grapefruit. Bittere citrussmaak die lang blijft hangen. Heerlijk bier dat me nieuwsgierig maakt naar andere bieren van deze brouwerij.
Bov (9629) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-orange beer with a poor head retention; solid aroma of oranges and grapefruit; full-bodied, juicy and very tasty; a solid bitterness and quite dry; long and very fruity hoppy finish (tangerines and oranges)- clean and straightforward