Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shaw:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ballast Point is a new arrival in Florida. I'm eager to try the much-hyped Sculpin.
Pours a light gold color with a lovely foamy white head.
It's got that big, classic West Coast citric hop aroma with earthy notes.
The flavor is all about the hops. Big bitter notes mix with woody, earthy, tea-like and citrus hop notes. A hint of malt provides a slight sweet balance to the beer.
The body is lighter than I expected, but I see from the 22-ounce bottle's label that Ballast Point says it's supposed to be lighter.
This is a beer that lives up to its hype. Like Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Sculpin is in that gray area between IPA and double IPA Hopheads, seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2010 02:53:03 | More by Shaw
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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
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 6,927 ratings.