Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
bottle to HFS sniffer
A:orange to honey colored with a bubbly white head that is pretty thin and fades quickly, but leaves a thick lacing around the outside. It is quite translucent and clean looking without any floaters.
S: The smell is nice an floral fresh hops it smells nice and clean and I think I can smell a little bit of citrus in there. There is also some malt in there that has some sweetness to it.
T: There is a lot of fresh hop tastes that follows the nose this is followed by a nice hop bitterness that is very well balanced and clean not over powering at all. It goes down really easy and has a lot more flavor then most other single ipas I have tried.
M:It is very thin and watery but it is also clean and oily so it goes down very easily and the alcohol is not noticeable at all which is impressive considering it is quite high for a single ipa. There is some resin to it that leaves your mouth nice and sticky without being overwhelmingly bitter.
O: So i was really impressed and surprised by this beer I really wasn't expecting this amount of drinkability and flavor. This is a great clean well put together ipa its probably the best single ipa I have ever had it seriously could be compared to Pliny (though i still give the edge to PtE). The fact that this is becoming more available this will definitely become a go to for me and is totally worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2013 22:55:06 | More by Pinknuggets
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottled 13351, so this is 3 months old
Pours golden honey with great clarity. Half finger head with good retention.
Aroma is tangerine at first whiff complimented with orange peel. Limited pine and barely some biscuit, bready malt.
Taste is tangerine and orange like the nose but pine and bitterness also shine thru. A little lemon. More of the Christmas tree comes thru further in as well as the malt base. Hop bomb up front but balances nicely as palate adjusts.
Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty dry finish.
Funny I remember this carrying much more piney dankness but this bottle was much more citrus. Definitely a solid IPA. 7% abv, fairly light bodied and dry makes this a solid go to pretty much any time. Some just as good or better ones out there less than the price point though.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:00:36 | More by hopflyer
5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is truly a world-class beer. If you have not had the pleasure of trying it, then you are missing out. I am looking forward to trying many of their other selections of beer that have just made it into my region.
Despite being served in a plastic go-cup, this beer is still amazing. When you live in Savannah and rarely sit at one place for very long, you must have a travel beer/roadie. Hence the plastic cup.
Even with the plastic, the lacing is beautiful and head is durable. The slightly citrusy aroma comes through as well.
I am big on mouthfeel, and the smoothness of this beer is unparalleled. I imagine that this is what separates many of the world-class beers from the rest.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 13:22:59 | More by RavenForBeer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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