Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Amber body, slow-rising champagne-like bubbles. Huge foamy off-white head.
S: Very fruity. Orange marmalade and mango. Very tropical.
T: It's very crisp, lovely and bitter but well balanced with a dry orange marmalade flavour. There's just a touch of sweetness. There's some rindy earthiness but it's not present in every swig. The aftertaste is a slight perfumey mango and at points it's hard not to believe there's actual fruit infused into it, even though it's not overkill. I even get a dash of lime every now and then. For a hop forward beer all the flavours are very nicely balanced and elegantly restrained, yet not meek by any stretch of the imagination.
M: Perfect mouthfeel for this type of beer. It's just the right thickness but has an eleganant kind of lightness and it's not astringient in the slightest.
O: Of the dozen or so American IPAs I've sampled this was by far the best.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 09:31:43 | More by Hoppsbabo
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