Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thingus:
3.93/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber into Delirium Tulip, Live tasting...
Appearance; pours a beautiful golden orange color, two fingers of thick straw colored head... Retention is moderate with very minimal lacing on my glass...
Smell; truthfully a tad underwhelming, I was expecting more out of this, I get very subdued pine and hits of citrus... Mango, pineapple...
Taste; matches the smell... Very subdued, slightly bitter on the finish, but nothing extraordinary... Perhaps I am expecting too much given recent IPA experiences, maybe this bottle sat too long? Not sure, but I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be...
Mouthfeel; medium bodied, slightly effervescent... Just a hint of bitterness on the finish... Seems oddly viscous for an IPA...
Overall; I've certainly had worse IPA's however this one left me feeling slightly underwhelmed... I'll pick up another bottle at some point to compare but as of now, color me unimpressed
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 04:38:20 | More by Thingus
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.
Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.
Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.
Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:08:36 | More by majorbase2
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,554 ratings.