Sculler's IPA | Skagit River Brewery

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Sculler's IPASculler's IPA

Brewed by:
Skagit River Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drewbage on 06-16-2003

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Photo of flagmantho
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a nonic at the brewery.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy white foam.

Smell: lightly malty with a bit of an earthy hop element, though not especially strong.

Taste: sweet and bready with a pretty sharp bitterness, though not a ton of hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: not a bad IPA, definitely more of a bitter type than a bouquet type. A good drink alongside food.

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Photo of tummy345
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drknight
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beardo
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschinelli
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of chossboss
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Elsol
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Cruick
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not too impressed by a lot of the beer from this brewery, but the Sculler's IPA really does stand apart. It has such a nice balance of flavor that is actually accentuated by the hinting aroma behind it all. The color is truly a ne'er perfect amber, especially behind the light. Pours clear and with a nice head of foam too. Definitely one of the better main stream IPAs from the Washington area that I can vouch for. . . Then again, this could be just the bottom of my growler of Sculler's IPA talking right about now woot woot : D

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Photo of BVukelich
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ssteakley
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm thinking this is a IPA drinkers IPA. It is dry, and th Bitter goes from start to finish and lingers. The occassional IPA consumer probably will not rate as high. A solid Washington St. Beer using Wasington home grown ingredients. Whatever you do drink a second one, I think that will do it!

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Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid balance of citrus and herbal hop qualities

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Photo of Gaffattack
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Attractive dark orangey amber in the wine glass with a nice long-lasting foam. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Such a malty, slightly sweet flavor at the beginning of each sip. Really sharp after some sipping, which does not improve the excessive bitterness. Some flowery and piney aroma.

This has an interesting resiny taste with the browned biscuits. Not a bad IPA if you're expecting the major hop overdose, but it's too bitter to be worth the minor rewards of hoppy aromatics. Still, the hops are interesting. The body is thin and the mouthfeel is a little oily. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Pioneer Market in La Conner. Not expensive.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Sculler's IPA from Skagit River Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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