Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.25/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
Pours a goldenrod hued yellowish amber color with a small frothy head that leaves a bunch of sticky lacing.
The nose seems somewhat subdued, there are some light pine, orange pith and mild grapefruit aromas that mix well with sweet undercooked caramel.
The taste doesn't scream west coast to me, pine forward with hints of fresh orange pith and lemon. The backbone is on the weak side and the caramel that is there is overshadowed by the fairly strong pine needle flavors. The alcohol has somewhat of a medicinal bite to it and the finish leaves a lingering bitterness that is not undesirable.
The mouthfeel is light-medium and not overly viscous and the carbonation is pretty much on point.
Overall this is a solid IPA in its own right that sort of walks the line between IPA and DIPA. I can see how some people would swoon over this brew but with so many knock out IPAs coming from the west, this one comes off as run of the mill to me.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2010 03:18:57 | More by BDLbrewster
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4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good beer. I love the fact that you can get it in a can.
Appearance: Nice IPA color, what you should expect from such a beer.
Smell: Nice piney, citrus zest aroma, sweet but has the perfect balance.
Taste: This beer is great out of a can, its taste is similar to the aroma profile, floral, piney, citrus hop flavor. It was really good when really cold, as it warmed it was not as good to me anyway. It seemed to lack something but I cannot figure out exactly what.
Overall: This is a great beer. I think there are better but I would buy it again, just to see if something was off in this batch, not that there really was anything that was "off", it just perceived it that way this time.
Serving type: can
04-17-2014 22:11:58 | More by humuloner22
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,286 ratings.