Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bauzen:
4.16/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden and transparent in color; Bright, fruity, and floral in smell. This beer came recommended by a friend, and I suppose I can see why he likes it. Sculpin is a clean IPA similar to various offerings from Lagunitas, but less punchy than Founders. It's not as sweet as it smells, but hoppier than the nose suggests. It's also cleaner than a double IPA, while carrying some DIPA characteristics that I enjoy. The finish is dry and leaves your palette in a position to try something radically different without the side effects of stronger/wilder IPAs. This is a great everyday IPA, and I'd rate it higher if it were priced more reasonably. I don't think it's worth as much as it costs, but that's subjective.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2013 04:07:40 | More by Bauzen
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottled 13351, so this is 3 months old
Pours golden honey with great clarity. Half finger head with good retention.
Aroma is tangerine at first whiff complimented with orange peel. Limited pine and barely some biscuit, bready malt.
Taste is tangerine and orange like the nose but pine and bitterness also shine thru. A little lemon. More of the Christmas tree comes thru further in as well as the malt base. Hop bomb up front but balances nicely as palate adjusts.
Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty dry finish.
Funny I remember this carrying much more piney dankness but this bottle was much more citrus. Definitely a solid IPA. 7% abv, fairly light bodied and dry makes this a solid go to pretty much any time. Some just as good or better ones out there less than the price point though.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:00:36 | More by hopflyer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 6,925 ratings.