Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerOnTheWall:
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a 16 oz shaker pint glass from a 22 oz bomber that I picked up at Beer Revolution. Bottle date code SCU60.
Moderately vigorous pour provided a thick, two finger head that dissipated slightly after a few minutes, leaving behind lots of lacing. Very nice clear golden color that glows in the glass; attractive beer!
Grassy, pine needles, lemon zest, some faint caramel sweetness and slightly funky. The aromas aren't blowing me away, but it smells good. Clean and hoppy.
This tastes great! Not an overpowering IPA, it represents what an IPA should be. Subtle caramel maltiness lays down nicely in the background with hop notes of sharp citrus, smooth mango, and a bitter pine resin finish that lingers. Numm Numm Numm.
Mediium to light bodied. Carbonation was decent, but I would prefer a bit more...just a preference.
Overall, I enjoyed this beer very much. I've been wanting to try it for a while and it didn't disappoint. I could easily drink a few of these.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2011 22:27:43 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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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 8,558 ratings.