Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerTwigs:
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I finally was able to have this beer on draft and it was worth the wait. I also tasted this beer from a bomber but I got a much better feel for it after a full glass. It pours a nice orange-golden color with about a one inch white head. It laces very nicely on the way down. The floral and citrus aroma is ony point with its flavor and really prepares you for its smooth but not over pouring taste. This IPA is very drinkable and I hope to have another glass before it runs out. I would definitely recommend trying this beer on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
08-25-2010 18:07:56 | More by BeerTwigs
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3.7/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia. Bottle has no freshness date. That is not a good idea for an IPA.
Clear orangey yellow, lots of carbonation, white head with various bubble sizes, reduces to a thin layer, leaves lacing.
Hmmm, smell is not very strong. Disappointing for a highly rated American IPA. Is it too old? Well at least it was refrigerated. There is this yellow fruit aroma that leans toward apricot. Pleasant but rather one dimensional.
There is a little caramel malt sweetness. Good and not overpowering bitterness. Lingering resiny aftertaste, but not overly pleasant.
Body is rather thin for an IPA. Carbonation is refreshing but not biting. Warming alcohol but still quite refreshing.
I am confused. This is not what I expected from a highly rated IPA. My preferences of a stronger malty backbone aside, I am disappointed of the lack of hops complexity. In no way this beer is bad, but also not exciting enough to get a higher rating.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 01:58:10 | More by safaricook
4.09/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice american IPA of a somewhat transparent orange color with some amber tones and an ok foam.
Smell is hoppy and extremely citric, with a lot of orange tones.
Taste is more complex. Really hoppy and citric; orange, grapefruit and specially (but not easy to distinguish) fig are the flavour highlights. Taste is also highly bitter. Maltiness is not hidden yet the beer seems too much juicy.
Body and carbonation are at good level but could be higher.
Alcohol is quite well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:38:03 | More by JaimeLondon
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,231 ratings.