Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The Beers of California
Freshness Date: 9/28/12
A: Hazy golden orange with a finger of off white foam siting atop this spectacular looking brew. The head dissipates leaving behind patches of floating foam.
S: A beautiful melange of fruit aromas: pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. The fruit is balanced with a piney earthiness along with a faint spiciness.
T: The first flavors, released after a good vigorous pour, match the nose: pineapple, citrus including grapefruit and maybe even some hint of tangerine, and tropical flavors, mostly ripe yellow mango. The earthiness then comes through consisting of freshly cut grass, pine and also a strong herbalness. The beer finishes with a tangy spice which comes through more notably as the beer settles. Although the hops take the show, they are founded on a biscuity somewhat caramel sweet maltiness.
M: The hop oils coat the mouth allowing the hop flavors to linger and be fully appreciated. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel appropriate for an IPA.
O: As a proud California native, it is my goal to chronicle the many brews that have their roots in this great state that I love so dear. Where best to start but with this west coast IPA which has managed to separate itself from an already competitive class. A great single IPA which really showcases the depth of hop flavors. Somewhat pricey at $14.99 for a sixer at BevMo although well worth it given the quality of this brew. A world class single IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2012 02:27:28 | More by ElSid
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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