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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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,410 ratings.