Wow, Very different. I was able to try this unique beer at the new Mohawk Bend in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The restaurant/gastropub has 72 craft beers on tap with a wonderful menu. The owners of Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA, have done a wonderful job with this establishment. They add with to the continual craft beer movement in the Los Angeles are.
This IPA has an wonderful hoppy aroma, with an ABV of 7%. However, don’t expect the hoppiness of your traditional Sculpin. At first swig you can taste the hops of the brew, there is a malti after taste in the end, leaving a spiciness on the back of the tongue and throat. Only being served in a tulip it gets a little hard to drink towards the end. The beer gets a little too tingly at the back of the throat leaving the body a little thin, unlike your traditional Sculpin IPA.
I say pick up a glass to try it, especially if it is on tap. I’d give it a 3.9 out of 5.