Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by HopDerek:
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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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottled 13351, so this is 3 months old
Pours golden honey with great clarity. Half finger head with good retention.
Aroma is tangerine at first whiff complimented with orange peel. Limited pine and barely some biscuit, bready malt.
Taste is tangerine and orange like the nose but pine and bitterness also shine thru. A little lemon. More of the Christmas tree comes thru further in as well as the malt base. Hop bomb up front but balances nicely as palate adjusts.
Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty dry finish.
Funny I remember this carrying much more piney dankness but this bottle was much more citrus. Definitely a solid IPA. 7% abv, fairly light bodied and dry makes this a solid go to pretty much any time. Some just as good or better ones out there less than the price point though.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:00:36 | More by hopflyer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 6,925 ratings.