Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A bomber split with the FIL. First time for the both of us.
Golden, straw with a glowing radiance when put up to light. Foamy, white head flows up, with small bubbles and a nice lacing that hangs out pretty well. Bubbles keep rising throughout the tasting. A nice touch.
The nose has a vibrant, very floral bouquet. Citrus, which quickly turns into a cracker/biscuit malt base, with a bit of buttery/fruit edges.
Taste is very balanced. Citrus hops are muted at first, leading off with a floral fore-flavor. This transcends nicely into a citrus and piney hop mid body, which is a nice transition from the very hop forward beers known to the west coast. A very nice finish. No revenge of the hops.
Diactyl is a bit present, but gives a nice buttery feel that is very well played. Carbonation is spot on, and the finish is very nice, clean and crisp. What you would want for a standard American IPA. Great example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2011 23:31:12 | More by Cheesemoose
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,401 ratings.