CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
22 oz. bomber from Gravity Beer Market in Olympia. Transparent dark copper brown appearance. Shit my arms are still shaking from weight lifting, so please for any misspellings. Nice thin and yet, tight head. Heavy malt backbone with a decent pine hop profile. Not much on the nose, and not very nuanced. I’m also getting a light orange citrus hop aroma, as well. Wow, a huge pine-hop bitterness at first, probably due to the dry hopping. That aforementioned bitterness lingers for quite some time. A little malt sweetness touches the tongue to provide some balance, but it’s [the aroma] quite favoring the, now, astringent bitterness. There seems to be some harsh bitterness for no reason other than to be bitter. I know IPAs are supposed to be bitter, but not astringently so. The beer does have a nice resinous texture. This isn’t a bad beer, and I also question its freshness. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft. Light golden body, white puffy head. Alcohol well-hidden. Malts are subdued. Typical, resiny-hopped west coast IPA. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
A very good, very hoppy ipa with plenty of flavor from the hops, so it’s not just bitter. brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2010
wonderful looking beer, very nice creamy head, overall though for a $5 bottle, not as impressed as I hoped to be. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Burboun red in color. Big pillowy head. Nice hoppy nose. Very hoppy attack with a long lingering dry finish. Yummy beer!
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Pours rich ruby amber with particles and a rocky beige head. Aroma of caramel and dull faded hops, still very resinous though. Taste is very bitter up front but not sweet citrus, all pine. There is lots of caramel malt and dark fruit, toffee, almost like a barleywine at this point. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Overall this bottle seems old and I will need to retry it to see if this is right. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Lovely brassy amber with a hop-pocked head. Bitter, stinging nose of hops and caramel malt. Unbalancedly bitter body with unpleasant sourness. Sour-bitter finish. Disappointing. mcberko (19811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours a clear copper. Aroma of hops, citrus, and caramel malt. Flavour follows, with a dry palate. Quite good. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with highibus - Pours a clear copper color with a nice size light tan head. Nice layered lacing. Flavor and aroma is lightly sweetened toasted malt with some pine and herbal hops. Finish is fairly bitter and a tad bit astringent. Medium body. A nice IPA. Thanks Tom. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Skagit River Brewing Company--Sculler’s IPA--2006 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.20% ABV?--75 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) IPA--Mild lacy head. Cold hazed bright rich amber red color. Big earthy floral hop front. Rich tangy sweet malty earthy thick caramel body. Big tart hop spice bitter clean end. Mellow spicy fruit ester note. Sampled 4/28/2006.