Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a little on the light side but otherwise amber. Head dissipates pretty rapidly leaving some good lacing.
S: Aroma is very fruity. Appricot... orange are the big players. Some hops but lighter.
T: Subtle fruit notes. A little bit of fruit. A little bit of malt. The bitterness seems to overwhelm the other notes and fade quickly leaving a dull bitterness.
P: Carbonation is a little aggressive. Decent flavor development.
I was so excited to try this beer! Great ratings.... picture of a sculpin (my wife totally takes care of them at the aquarium!) IPA, Ballast Point!!! But this beer was pretty disappointing. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. A little uncontrolled... doesn’t bring anything special to the table. The Big Eye IPA and the Calico Amber were way way better. I have a growler of this bad boy in the fridge so I will see if it gets better.
Bottled w/ drink by date at 7/11/2013
beervator (16) - CHILE - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sculpin its a smell trip! From moment one you can tell but its flavour that is going to be a great beer. Its very hoppy, but its exotic hoppynness turns into a Maracuya trip! Medium bodied beer, very bitter, not for non bitter people, but the bitterness is mixed with the Maracuya moment that this Sculpin gives you.
Nice creation from Ballast.
ChalexLoveBeer (10) - Walthamstow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite beer stateside, just fantastic. Too Strong, like most US IPAs, but lovely nonetheless.
grubypawel (233) - - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear Amber with a good white head. A strong mango and resin aroma. Full-bodied with a powerful, deep bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CurbDog (7) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange, hazy, slightly off-white head. Big citrus aroma, orange, grapefruit, pine. Matching flavour. Tasty.
BeergeekKorea (22) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Tap House in Pangyo, South Korea. A little sticky and white head lasting quite long. Rich aromas of apricots and grassy grapefruits. Lovely palate and tastes amusing in whole mouth with a medium light body. Complex malt tastes between those two fruits. Suitable carbonation and bitterness run, finish with rich and propulsive hop-flavour. Really outstanding.
klk343 (126) - - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, orange. Strong, citrus hops. A little pine and a little fruity. Well balanced and flavorful. Light, higher carbonation but not much after taste.
hank37 (167) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tropical fruit and a hint of citrus aroma. Chewy toffee and a piney resinous bitterness. Ok, just not as fantastic as I recall. It could be the age of the beer..because it’s tasting like a shitload of other imported ipas... in that toffee, chewy taste.
rommelreno (44) - - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma lembrando manga. Gosto lembrando manga/maracujá com doce bem pronunciado e resguardando o amargor do estilo
chrisv10 (12510) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7%. Slightly hazy orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, peach and zest. Flavour is malt, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, zest, pine, little sweet, peach and bitter.
McWorta (941) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep golden, off white pillowy head, good lacings. Aromas of orange zest bit pineapple, spruce and lychee develop. Light tangy, soft and light slick with a medium body. Balanced malt bed with resinous hoppy bitterness taking over, well balanced. Lasting bit drying out finish.