Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerGodz:
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Look: Bright golden/amber color, clear, thick white head with very good retention & uber good lacing!
Smell: Pungent pine hop aroma, grapefruit, apricot
Taste: Up Front: Follows the smell, with the addition of biscuit malt. Finish: A touch of sweetness in the middle, and a very long hoppy finish - YUM!!!
Mouthfeel: Light/medium body with crisp carbonation and a dry finish
Drinkability: It could not be better!
Overall Impression: This is the best American IPA I've ever had! It's what West Coast (San Diego) IPA is all about. If only it were more readily available and affordable.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2010 13:14:01 | More by BeerGodz
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4.3/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle dated 3/15/14 (well... dated as the 74th day of 2014). Appearance is nearly perfect - honey-golden liquid with a thick off-white head that leaves lots of lace as it recedes. I wish there were a few more bubbles rising through the liquid, but that's a minor quibble.
Aroma is citrus and pineapple, with a well-balanced caramelly, slightly syrupy malt undertone.
The taste is citrus and pineapple up front, then some resiny, earthy, and piney notes come in, followed by the caramelly malts mid-palate, and they're all well-represented in the finish, which has just the right amount of bitterness to make you want to take another sip. There seems to be less of a malt presence on the tongue than on the nose, so it avoids the syrupy note I got in the nose, which is good news in my book.
Mouthfeel is great for the style - moderate thickness, lots of carbonation, pleasantly dry.
Overall, a really great IPA that gives the perfect amount of tongue-shredding hoppy goodness - not too tame, and not too over-the-top. Definitely a member of the pantheon of IPAs that I will buy again and again.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:30:58 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,274 ratings.