Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
4.5/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best By Bottle date 6/27/12
6 pack for the most part consumed last week so within a month of bottling assuming the freshness dates are stamped for 3 months out.
4.5 across the board. Everything about this beer is better than good.
This beer is probably the most refreshing IPA I could think of to drink on a warm or hot day. Refreshing being the best word to use because along with the earthy pine comes a tropical blast to the senses that finishes leaning most towards a lemon citrus flavor.
Very easy drinking and a very, very crisp beer. Hop oils don't linger on as they would with a DIPA, keeping that crispness I speak of and drinkability.
This IPA is as good as it gets for a single. Only other two I can think of off the top of my head that stand up to it are Just Outstanding and Blind Pig. $14.99 a sixer is a good value "I guess" especially when you look at the $8.99 rip off for a bomber. I'd NEVER pay for a bomber of this beer for the record.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 14:10:46 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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4.3/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle dated 3/15/14 (well... dated as the 74th day of 2014). Appearance is nearly perfect - honey-golden liquid with a thick off-white head that leaves lots of lace as it recedes. I wish there were a few more bubbles rising through the liquid, but that's a minor quibble.
Aroma is citrus and pineapple, with a well-balanced caramelly, slightly syrupy malt undertone.
The taste is citrus and pineapple up front, then some resiny, earthy, and piney notes come in, followed by the caramelly malts mid-palate, and they're all well-represented in the finish, which has just the right amount of bitterness to make you want to take another sip. There seems to be less of a malt presence on the tongue than on the nose, so it avoids the syrupy note I got in the nose, which is good news in my book.
Mouthfeel is great for the style - moderate thickness, lots of carbonation, pleasantly dry.
Overall, a really great IPA that gives the perfect amount of tongue-shredding hoppy goodness - not too tame, and not too over-the-top. Definitely a member of the pantheon of IPAs that I will buy again and again.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:30:58 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,274 ratings.