A vivacious noble hop and light grain malt aroma perfume from this brew. Malty none the less, noble hop (Hallertauer and Tettnang) in the bitterness and flavour. Runs clean, crisp and dry. A choice American brewed pilsner with eight awards, as of 1998, for proof.
91 points, BeerAdvocate (May 2002)
Brewed against the beautiful backdrop of the Pacific, Scrimshaw’s as variegated as the NoCal coast. The color is a touch darker than anticipated; warm, honey gold with a frothy, white head. Though wonderful, the aroma is a bit heavy for the style with a lot of malt sweetness and sticky, piney hop scents. The swallow is closer to a pale ale, starting with ample two-row malt sweetness, followed by lemony, zesty hop tastes. The beer’s soft nature, however, is spot-on for the style. Water, carbonation, and alcohol come together to create a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a crisp, dry finish and mild fruity aftertaste.
89 points, Draft Magazine