Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.78/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves good lacing. Smell is mostly fruity and citrusy and bits of pine. This is probably one of the more tropical fruit centered West Coast IPAs I've had. Taste is very forward with tropical fruit and citrus. A bit of pine bite towards the end. Just a bit of sweetness at the end. Just the right amount. The bitterness is not overpowering whatsoever. Mouth is extremely smooth, crisp, and light, with about average carbonation. This is not your typical pine bomb of an IPA. Overall, a great IPA, one of the best.
Also, to Dave39 saying that Sculpin isn't fresh outside of California. I bought a 6 pack of cans two days ago and they're all dated towards the end of March. I'd say that's pretty fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:27:49 | More by MisSigsFan
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.
Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.
Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.
Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:08:36 | More by majorbase2
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,554 ratings.