Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.85/5 rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured fresh at Ballast Point.
Pours a beautiful, light golden color with a nice, white head. The nose is of citic fruits, pine, and slight resin with a nice malt backbone. The taste is full of hops. It's nice and bitter, but it has such a great and complex hop flavor. It ends bitter and malty. It's definitely towards the bitter side, but in a good way. In the mouth it has a nice carbonation level...perhaps a little low though for the style. It's got a nice drinkability...this is such a wonderful beer! I'm so pumped I was able to try it fresh at Ballast Point!
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2009 03:22:42 | More by Douglas14
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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 8,554 ratings.