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.
steelcitybrew (451) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
you really don’t get much better than this with IPAs. Fresh, sweet, hoppy. It’s my goto IPA out west.
BrewTom (451) - - JUL 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oranges & pineapple aroma. Excellently balanced between slightly sweet malts & bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with a fruit salad of flavours. Believe the hype!
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VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, grassy, citrus, earthy, honey, slight soap. Taste is slightly sweet and medium bitter, citrus, pine, grass, fruity, peaches. Medium body. Bitter finish.
nogva (55) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with a modest white head, which just looks really inviting. Deliciously hoppy aroma of apricot, lemon zest and pine with something resembling melon. Medium body, oily feel, avg/soft carbonation. Taste of grapefruit and hop resin. Bitter and dry finish that envelops the entire mouth for quite some time.
euniceradio (176) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours clear bright orange, white soapy head. Aroma of pine, citrus and slight trop fruit. Taste of same with sweet caramel malts. Finish is semi-dry and the bitter is well-balanced.
chriszfat (13) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light golden ipa with very good citrus, malty aroma. Smells better than it tastes, not a 100 for me at all. Medium bitterness that builds after and tastes eh after.
dlihcsnatas (456) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy orange brew with small fast fading head. Aroma is very citrusy and the taste is as well. Has so much of a grapefruit twang to it that I had to double check the label to make sure this was the regular IPA and not the grapefruit one. Only down side to this brew is the price. I have been looking at it on the shelves for some time but just couldn’t see buying a 6 pack for nearly the cost of a 12 pack of other good IPA’s. Luckily found some Ballast Point brews on the sampler shelves this weekend at $2.69 a bottle. This one is good but still not worth the hefty price.
sulawang (722) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Visual: Pours cloudy apricot orange with a large long-lasting very-foamy head with sticky lacing and good retention, scattered steady singular streams.
Nose: faint orange-mango, mild fishiness (coincidentally?!) (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: whipped cream smooth silky mouthfeel, fluffy bite, lemon oils
Mid-palate: fruit-forward, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) mango-apricot, toffee malts
Finish: clean transition, soft & gentle bitter hopped finish.
Summary: Complete balance and supreme clean flavours. Absolutely fantastic and I’m not that much of a hophead. Pretty outworldly, much like the 90-minute IIPA I had from Dogfish Head at VCBW (Vancouver Craft Beer Week)
tmbrewing (6) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A smell of fruits, a hint of alkohol with a nice bitterness. A really solid brew.
cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Chicago-- Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is skunk and mint. Aromas are clearly weed, grass, citrus. Oily texture, average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very great stuff!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone