jfitzy78 (8) - Belgiadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clear medium orange with a 1 1/2 finger slightly yellowish white head with good retention. Wow, the tropical fruit aromas that I get from this beer are nothing short of awesome. So much pineapple and mango notes, tangerines, and then some nicely bitter grapefruit and pine needles in the background with some cotton candy and caramel. The flavor has a bit of an added grassy hoppiness, and the tropical flavors donít quite jump out at me as much as they had in the aroma. The cotton candy and caramel malts meld with the hops very well in that I get "sweet hops"--I donít get this very often in beers and I think itís great. Semi-dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 3. Light to medium body with the same for carbonation. An excellent IPA--hopefully they start bottling this year round
adeezhop (20) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer always a fine choice. You can never go qrong with the fish ! If your looking for a good representation of an ipa, sculpin is a safe bet.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Pours a bright gold/orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma has a strong hop presence of citrus, pine, and tropical fruits. Taste has lots of citrus, and pine. Slightly resinous up front, and lots of grapefruit bitterness follows in the finish.
XmnwildX12 (1478) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binnyís in Orland Park,Nice amber pour with a nice white head. Big bold citrus, grapefruit, light malt. Taste is lots of citrus hops, nice bitter finish
EricTeusink (113) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NYC Trip Beer #8. Nothing like following your very first AleSmith IPA with your first Sculpin. Between the two, I far preferred the Sculpin. Pours a pale orange with a lovely white head head. Beautiful Citrus scents and flavor. Well carbonated with a crisp hop finish. Bought some to bring back to the A. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY
Hopsclation (17) - Chicago, - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A new top five ipa for me. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and something like toasted peach jelly. Wonderfully flavorful bite, light body but perfect amount of alchohol gives the flavor depth. Yes sir.
carboloader (615) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with tall white head. All sorts of citrus and melon wafting from the glass. Not very malty which is the way I like íem. Mango, peaches, pineapple, absolutely delicious, almost perfection in a glass for this IPA lover. Rather expensive (like Ruination) but you bet Iíll be buying it now that itís available in Texas. If you like the Southern California style of citrusy IPA, you will LOVE this one.
pinkie (118) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear light amber with an orange hue. Not much head, no real retention. Bubbles are streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Soapy wet lace. Nose is good deep caramel malt, breaddy and it smells really smooth. Hops are fruity and tropical. Mango, hints of citrus, very floral and tea like and just a touch of pine for depth. Peaches too. The malt is really captivating me and I love malt. Taste is scrumptious. It drinks light and fruity and like iced tea. Body is supple but not biting, carbonation is ample but soft. The malt is so smooth and offers plenty of bread and a little cracker. It doesnít outshine the hops though which remain delicate as the fruit takes over the palate. Itís juicy and sweet. It isnít too oily or resinous but it has a good bitter and it itís almost dry but not quite. It has perfect balance and it isnít too sweet and the bitter isnít all there is.
This was so well done. The malt was immediate, always near at hand. The hops were civilized and cultivated in this drink. It was bold but not audacious. This was extraordinary.
ryanscourt (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, reminds me a lot of two hearted. Great citrus, great balance. One of the best ipas I had. Tasty, complex, balanced. I like a strong citrus flavor and nose like this one. Very reminiscent if a dipa, not sure where ipa ends and dipa begins...good nonetheless.
Star80 (11) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks a nice copper with lots of lace. Smells a bit oniony, with some tropical fruit notes, faint rubber smells. Weird. Tastes a bit rubbery at first followed bit fruity notes. Mouthfeel is rich and fine. Overall an over the top IPA with a bit too much hop extract, pellets to the point of sulfur. A good run of the mill IPA but nothing amazing as ratings suggest.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mtwhitney (116) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know that we are not to rate on style, but purely on if we like it. Too bad. Even though I am not a fan of west-coast hop bombs, I must say that this is one of the best highly-hopped brews out there. Lots of apricot and citrus. Amazing aroma. Hard to find, but worth the search. Did I mention the aroma? Wow.