Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kitt:
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
App - A light hazy copper with a bone-white, one finger, frothy head.
Ar - Deep and rich malt with hints of sweet honey and banana. Very pleasing - can't wait to taste!
Tst - A strong, eclectic, burning blend of bitter hops. Sweet undertones revealed in the aroma have been transformed to a piney-almond backbone. The malt is a bit overwhelmed by the hops but lingers a bit as well. The bitter hops persist for an unsual timeframe, barely waning before next sip.
mthfl - A good smooth and strong body.
Drnk - Carbonation and alcohol are obvious and up front.
Overall, an excellent IPA. The strong point here is the eclectic and lingering bitter hop blend. My only criticism: strong hops overwhelm the malt balance; a slightly more even blend would be preferable. But that might be a bit nit-picky!
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2011 02:04:52 | More by Kitt
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4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good beer. I love the fact that you can get it in a can.
Appearance: Nice IPA color, what you should expect from such a beer.
Smell: Nice piney, citrus zest aroma, sweet but has the perfect balance.
Taste: This beer is great out of a can, its taste is similar to the aroma profile, floral, piney, citrus hop flavor. It was really good when really cold, as it warmed it was not as good to me anyway. It seemed to lack something but I cannot figure out exactly what.
Overall: This is a great beer. I think there are better but I would buy it again, just to see if something was off in this batch, not that there really was anything that was "off", it just perceived it that way this time.
Serving type: can
04-17-2014 22:11:58 | More by humuloner22
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,286 ratings.