Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,503 | Reviews: 1,976 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CoolJosh:
4.1/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great extra sent from DRINKNDRIVE and included in the Gentleman's BIF by SrandyCarter. Big ups to both of yas.
Poured from a bomber, pours a beautiful lofty white soft cloud like head. Very clear rusty orange body that looks very clean, and easy to drink. This is what a Double Ipa should strive for.
My buddy Dyan put it best when describing this beer at a the graduation tasting. It's like sticking your nose into a tropical fruit bowl. There's an awesome dank super stink smell that is so enthralling. Some peach, some appricot, slight graininess. Fairly dry.
Ultra refreshing. Some simco adds a nice and unoverwhelming dry grapefruit. Very light, some lemon, grapefruit and some grassy flavors. Very like mango and apricot flavors. Well done!
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2009 02:03:59 | More by CoolJosh
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4.39/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a short white head. Good retention.
S: Floral grapefruit hop aroma stands out with a wee bit of grape. Smells like a wheat field after a spring rain. Light malt aroma and some mild citrus.
T: Very bright Grapefruit malt flavor. Some mild lemon peel and semi-sweet light caramel malt. This has a big malt flavor and a slow but steady hop bitterness. Bitterness arrives late and is matched with a citrusy dry finish. Bitterness is not harsh at all, very mild and smooth. Aftertaste is very nice but doesn't last too long.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Velvety texture. Smooth
O: This beer surprised me. At a reported 70IBU's I was expecting a bit of a bitter finish. This beer is SMOOTH. The bitterness is balanced extraordinarily well with the hop aroma and comes on slowly in the finish. It has a nice Malty backbone and a pleasant and very evident citrusy, lemon quality that survives through the finish. This is a well crafted IPA. The hops are the star but the malt isn't pushed aside. It has it's own little identity. Truly one of my favorite IPA's... ever.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:13:23 | More by slusk
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,503 ratings.