Jamesthebrit (291) - 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
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows sweet clean malt, resinous hops, piny notes and a little citrus. Enticing.
Great balanced flavours, again there’s a mix of sweet clean malt and piny, resinous hops. Some spicy notes as well. Superbly balanced, very drinkable.
CraftyBeerTour (76) - Barcelon, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. Lively pour. Peachy zesty aroma. Frothy off white head. Golden brite and bubbly. Highlight is the smooth creamy mouthfeel that contrasts with some tangy, tonsil-itching bitterness. Fruity lightness of flavor belies 7% abv. Superb.
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cobrizo limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas de uva, mango, pomelo y pino. Cuerpo medio y meloso con sabores afrutados de melocotón, cítricos de pomelo y final de amargor intenso y redondo que recuerda a la resina y el pino. Muy rica.
pjames317 (89) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 12oz bottle. Aroma is so fruity, with rounded harmonious notes of dried mango, pineapple concentrate, fresh berries and a sweet, understated malt presence that doesn’t allow the beer to meander too far into one-dimensional juicy fruit territory. The "sting" comes from an initial wave of piney hops combined with generous carbonation. Interesting hop profile in that juicy, fruit forward aromatics juxtapose nicely with slightly harsh, dry piney hops. This IPA definitely has it all; finishes a little dry for my palate and would like the fruit forward hops to be featured more in the flavor but all in all a great beer.
seymour (1471) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a Spieglau IPA glass. Clear light orange amber with persistent off-white foam and lace. Malty, honey, faint caramel, with a rich Munich-like sweetness to support the intense grapefruity American hops, equally strong flowery essence unusual in these flagship West Coast IPA. Great strength, no unpleasant alcoholic heat. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel, long-lasting hops-forward aftertaste. Really good stuff. I’ll have to get this again next time I’m in California or Illinois.
ckilly (18) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The IPA character only hits the front of one’s mouth and does travel back. It medium body with good scent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Orange, Huge Frothy Head That Lasts And Leaves Lots Of Soapy Lacing. Floral Hop Aroma. Malty, Resin, Pine Hop. Medium Body. Smooth And Easy To Drink. Hides ABV Real Well. Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended.
FunkyF (151) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burk på bishop. Brunröd med mycket vitt skum. Kryddig humledoft. Lätt metallisk smak med lite fruktighet som försvinner fort.
ericwill99 (57) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I keep telling myself that I shouldn't make beer the focus of my life, but then I drink this Sculpin, and of course I have to continue. Beautiful, aromatic, rich, and flavorful (live the hops). I think I'm weak, and will continue to live beer.
hoppopotomous (14) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh my friggin god..Im an athiest and I still just found the nectar of the gods..holy crap...this is really really good stuff..