Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.93/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to Ffejherb for picking up a bottle of this for me.
Pours a clear golden amber with thick foamy eggshellish white head head into a tumbler pint. Great retention and some lovely lacing latticework. Smells of citrus fruits, some floral hops, caramel, biscuit, and pine, just like a San Diego IPA should. Tastes of resinous pine up front followed by mango, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit, and peaches that lingers but lets out some honey, toasted grains, and fresh baked biscuit maltiness in the backend. Finishes with some orange and lemon zestiness. Medium in body with some gentle carbonation that pops ever so slightly. Smooth yet slick with a nice balance. Could possibly use just a bit more malt emphasis, but that may just be nitpicking. A phenomenal IPA that is very refreshing, extremely easy to drink, and totally epitomizes the San Diego lifestyle. Cracking open a bottle of this I am instantly relaxed and happy.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2009 22:58:01 | More by HopDerek
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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