Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.22/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at kickbacks gastropub in Jacksonville, on tap in a 16 oz. pint glass.
A: Fluid amber color dominating the pint with a hoop ring of glossy white 1/2" head. Softly bubbling up the sides of the glass.
S: Soft subtle aromas of newly broken earth and citrus.
T: Frighteningly subtle. Very evenly balanced flavors of noble hops with a dry malt backbone.
M: Emptied the glass in no time. Very easy to drink.
O: A great beer, one i'd be proud of. Matches well to any one of many adaptable situations. Great beer to pair with food.
Serving type: on-tap
12-11-2011 16:18:46 | More by Aiptasia
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.
Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.
Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.
Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:08:36 | More by majorbase2
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,565 ratings.