otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant oranges under a slightly off-white head which fades slowly and purposefully into a thin collar bordering a soft blanket. Lovely layers of lace linger and remain mostly undisturbed with a few teasatory swirls.
Massive grapefruit, key lime, and lemon esters abound – take whole fruits, cut, peel, squeeze, enjoy. Grapefruit is the dominant citrus which directs and carries the key lime and lemon. Pine needles and fir trees underneath. Whisper of mint leaf in the back. Crunchy white table crackers. Dew-dropped freshly mown grass as far as the nose can smell in-between row after row of citrus trees equally dew-dropped with fruit hanging low.
Grapefruit abounds – pink, white, and yellow – fresh, tart, sweet, and bright. Mint, fir trees, and pine needles in the finish. Bracing parching cleansing finish. Cut dew-dropped green grass. Closing the eyes I envision myself amidst rows of citrus trees hanging heavy and damp forests of vivid green fir and pine trees. Crisp, clean, and brilliant. Rind lingers atop my tongue after each swallow.
I’d drunk many a glass of Sculpin from Ballast Point before I realized I had yet to take tasting notes. Oops. Guess I’ll just have to “suffer” through another glass, and so I did and here we are now. Amidst it all I seem to have developed a mighty thirst and I know exactly why. Make mine a Sculpin, please and thanks.
Frothmeister (717) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and the colour of honey, with an off-white head. On the nose resinous notes, fresh pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, faint lime peel, and a very faint whiff of lemon jelly beans as it warms up. Taste wise, fruit at the top of the profile. Passion fruit, grapefruit, peach, and light resinous notes that head into mineral heavy bitterness, and lots of bitter citrus pith in the finish.
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a foam ring. Light butter with hops and loads of citrus aromas. Extremely light with a fine supporting carbonation. Some butter, little hints of the alcohol and in general a well balanced beer with loads of fresh citrus. Hoppy citrus bitter and pleasantly light aftertaste.
NavyFireRN (13) - - AUG 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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crispaire (18) - - AUG 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and citrus-forward aroma. Nice orangey/amber color. Great tasting IPA, but definitely a bit overhyped IMHO.
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark orange with a white head. A reisiny piney citrus aroma. The fkavor is bitter but well balanced. The flavor contains lemons, oranges, mango, pineapple. Complex. The aftertaste also bitter. World class stuff.
Franckg (1106) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cannette sans date. Robe jaune-orangée assez claire avec un mince voile de mousse. Arômes de fruits tropicaux, tangerine et mangue surtout, un peu d’ananas, poire et citron. Légère résine de pin. En bouche, mélange d’agrumes et fruits tropicaux bien construit. Toujours autant de tangerine, pamplemousse plus présent, mangue et ananas également se côtoient. Assez relevé, amertume adéquate par l’apport de zestes d’agrumes. Finale plutôt courte avec un dernier tour de piste des houblons. Texture huileuse et corps mince. Se boit très bien malgré son taux d’alcool.
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget; BBD: 09/05/2017) Poured at fridge temperature into a stemmed Mikkeller & Friends tulip reveals a clear amber body with two fingers of white head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma has notes of stonefruit and citrus. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to light body and a lingering, bitter finish. Flavour is moderately bitter and quite crisp. Decent but perhaps a bit too bitter and subtly fragrant for my taste.
StLsportsfan (65) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amateur hopheads love this when drinking out of a pint glass. Put it in a quality snifter, and there is an explosion of different fruity flavors, plus 70 solid IBUs. The IPA version of a quality imperial stout....just not my thing.
Larry_Duffman (356) - - JUL 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours amber with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is hops and citrus. The taste is floral hops, apricot, and grapefruit. It’s dry with a nice balance of bitterness and fruit. This is definitely a very good IPA. I think it fell a bit short of the hype. It’s definitely quality though.
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great IPA. This is how an IPA should be. Fabulous beer. Very mourish. Dorado is even better.