Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by PieOhMy:
4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into pint glass.
A Copper. Transparent. Thick white foam.
S Hops. Caramel malt. Very floral.
T Ahh this is nice. Hoppy as hell. Right up front the hops hit you. Nice and bitter with a kick of citrus and pine.
M Good body. Nice refreshing finish.
O First time for me. Not the last. Really well crafted IPA. Good and bitter but not overdone. The mix of flavors is great. So glad Ballast Point is in Minnesota.
Serving type: on-tap
09-14-2013 18:04:36 | More by PieOhMy
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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 8,503 ratings.