Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,410 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PA-hunter:
4.25/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured bottle into glass. 7% abv.
Appearance- Pours a golden, honey-like dull amber color. Semi-cloudy in terms of clarity. Two-finger head that dissipates somewhat fast.
Smell- Solid grapefruit citrus aroma. Notes of sweeter citrus fruits blended in as well like pineapple and mango. Hints of maltiness as well.
Taste- The fruit-like qualities from the smell persist directly in to the taste. Grapefruit tastes with hints of fresh pine blend along side of a sweet caramel malt although the malt is quite subtle. A huge blast of citrus transcends into more pine flavors and a long lasting bitter tingle on the palate.
Mouthfeel- On the heavier side for the style, even has some creaminess to it. Quite dry as it should be.
Overall- A great west coast IPA that is quite representative to its style. This would compete against many greats. Deserving of the great many high reviews here. A must try for the hop seekers.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 03:01:34 | More by PA-hunter
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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.