Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by MacDomer:
4.93/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A huge thanks to PretzelCity for sending this one my way. One of my favorite beers to date, this was just amazing.
Poured this one into my Duvel tulip. It's a really nice looking bright gold/banana with orange highlights. Very creamy and sticky head which leaves fantasticly thick lacing. The nose on this is super tropical with loads of mango, citrus, and orange. Jeez, this aroma is great! Taste is great too, with lots of mango, orange and peach. There's a bit of bitter lemon and grapefruit, too. Really well integrated, with a bit, but not much malt. The mouthfeel is light to medium, very smooth, and a bit sticky. This one is easy to drink, and I will for sure seek it out again. Damn, this is awesome! Thanks a lot, Mark!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2009 03:18:20 | More by MacDomer
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4.39/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a short white head. Good retention.
S: Floral grapefruit hop aroma stands out with a wee bit of grape. Smells like a wheat field after a spring rain. Light malt aroma and some mild citrus.
T: Very bright Grapefruit malt flavor. Some mild lemon peel and semi-sweet light caramel malt. This has a big malt flavor and a slow but steady hop bitterness. Bitterness arrives late and is matched with a citrusy dry finish. Bitterness is not harsh at all, very mild and smooth. Aftertaste is very nice but doesn't last too long.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Velvety texture. Smooth
O: This beer surprised me. At a reported 70IBU's I was expecting a bit of a bitter finish. This beer is SMOOTH. The bitterness is balanced extraordinarily well with the hop aroma and comes on slowly in the finish. It has a nice Malty backbone and a pleasant and very evident citrusy, lemon quality that survives through the finish. This is a well crafted IPA. The hops are the star but the malt isn't pushed aside. It has it's own little identity. Truly one of my favorite IPA's... ever.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:13:23 | More by slusk
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,495 ratings.