Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Slackerville:
4.01/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of the classic IPAs coming out of Southern California. Filtered clean with a rich, golden orange color when served at the bar. The combination of the hop flavor and aroma is what I really enjoy about this beers. Not piney but more floral/citrus. The malt body on Sculpin is minimal but not critical since the hops are not overpowering and the beer finishes clean and refreshing.
Ballast Point has developed a national following and can be found on tap at bars throughout the country and even along the East Coast. It will be interesting to see how the flavor profile changes as demand for this beer increases and hops used become more difficult to get.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2013 17:22:48 | More by Slackerville
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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.