wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best aroma Iíve had since Hopslam. Big grapefruit bitterness and piney hops. The foam is filmy and clustery, like sea foam. Nice oily finish. Really good, I hate Iím heading home away from this!
Criz (333) - - DEC 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glad sculpin is hitting a wider distribution network. Pours a see through golden orange with a lacing thin white head. Aromas of huge citrus, lemon, apricot, slight grass. Similar flavors with almost a bubblegum finish. Hoppy with a dry finish. Excellent ipa.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this one, but it was different than i expected. cloudy appearance. has a very apricot/peachy sweet flavor with a big load of dry hop in the finish. i think its just personal taste, because obviously this is a well made beer, but i prefer my IPAs more on the bitter and dry end of the spectrum while this one is more bright and zingy while still having some IBUs. I will have to revisit someday, as iíve only had one 22oz bomber, but as it stands I prefer their Big Eye to this one.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 ounce bottle into a frosted pint glass. Harsh hoppy bitterness follows this from aroma to first sip to aftertaste. Excellent. I get pine and citrus (grapefruit) together. I find it easy to drink.
Fisler (332) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wen haben wir denn da am Haken, einen vierhornigen Stichling, sehr selten in unseren Gefilden. Schaut aber wirklich toll aus und riecht mal so garnicht nach Fisch. Scheint also frisch zu sein. Na dann nehmen wir doch mal einen Happen.
Sehr sehr angenehm, rund, nicht so bissig wie andere Artgenossen, hšngt mit seinen Gršten lange im Hals und geht ganz sachte matt, leicht bitter runter. Runde Ding, der Stichling. Da werd ich die Angel gleich nochmal aus.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones
Nonshaugen (329) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml, bottle conditioned. Golden amber, thin beige head, lively carbonation. Aroma is citrusy and bready. Medium mouthfeel, long aftertaste. Flavourwise, I think the hops have died down a bit. The bottle may be a bit old, and has lost some of its former glory. The sample for this rating is not a world class beer.
TH28 (328) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 12oz can with 11/5/15 code date.
Appearance: Golden and slightly hazy, with a thick white foam cap.
Aroma: Intense mix of melon, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and resin.
Taste: Light bready malt that quickly turns to sharp bitterness and dank, resinous, earthy hop flavors. Grapefruit and grassiness is there, but very low.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a medium-high carbonation
Finish: Seems to balance well on the finish, with only a slight lingering bitterness. It does leave a sticky resin on the tongue.
Overall: Well done west coast IPA that has a great aroma, with a dominant hop bitterness that doesnít overpower thru the finish. Fairly light malt base that letís the hops shine but still remains balanced.
tekstr1der (328) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Deep golden pour with frothy head, Iíve read a lot of mention that the hops deteriorate quickly in this one, so Iíll need to revisit. Initial impression was nonplussed. Hops had a slightly skunky aroma amonst citruses which followed into the flavor. Maybe just not my style (west coast) as there are more strongly hopped IPAs out there that I love.
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful gold color and has some lacing, but minimal head retention. This beer smells floral and hoppy. It does not disappoint in the least. An amazing beer, and one that is absolutely legendary for a reason. Excellent!