Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Raven3464:
4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: The beer pours a golden orange body with a one finger head. Retention is great. It lacks the clarity of some other IPA and Double brews.
Smell: Fresh pine and a hint of grapefruit are noticeable. It's not the most complex IPA aroma but still great for the style.
Taste: Follows the nose. Bitter hops are dominate at first with a slight pinch of citrus. Dry malts then takeover for the finish.
Mouth feel: It is medium bodied and slightly oily. There is just enough carbonation to cleanse the tongue for another sip of hop bitterness. I wish it was slightly heavier.
Overall: A very well-balanced IPA. It's not the best I've ever had but it is still a high level brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2012 11:48:15 | More by Raven3464
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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
98 out of 100 based on 6,918 ratings.