Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. No bottling date.
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A crisp and juicy tropical citrus hop driven aroma with a nice sweet malt backing. Big scent of ripe and juicy hops upfront. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, apricot, passion fruit, lemon, melon, and peach. Herbal hints of spicy pine resin. Also some earthy hints of grass. Soft bready pale malt background with hints of sweet caramel, biscuit, yeast, grains, and cracker. A very good West Coast IPA aroma.
Taste: Like the smell hints at, a very juicy hop forward taste with a big citrus fruit presence and a soft malt backing. Big presence of ripe and juicy citrus hops upfront with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, lemon, tangerine, melon, pineapple, and peach. Notes of herbal pine resin along with some earthy grassy hops. Sweet pale malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Very juicy and citrus forward but still nicely balanced with the bitterness. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily. Bitter but still fairly smooth. Finishes dry.
Overall: A really great West Coast style IPA. Great citrus hop flavors. Bold and bitter but balanced and far from overwhelming. Great to have these guys in Minnesota now.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2013 07:21:11 | More by MattyG85
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