Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,415 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WTKeene:
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a snifter. No date on the can or six pack box, unfortunately.
Appearance: A loose one finger white head, some lacing. Beautiful copper orange, almost red color. This is a beautiful beer to look at.
Smell: Lots of hops. Floral, some grapefruit. A light hint of something sweet, perhaps thats the malt.
Taste: Very hop-forward. Citrusy character, some bready malts after the hop bomb has gone off, lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste, that I would personally call unpleasant. I prefer my IPAs to be a bit less overtly bitter. The rest of the flavor is quite nice though. Very well balanced.
Mouthfeel: About as much carbonation as I'd want, it has a nice body to it. Certainly not thin.
Overall: Not my favorite IPA, but I can see what people like about it. I'd say the six pack was definitely a good choice, I could see myself drinking more of this.
Serving type: can
09-17-2013 04:35:34 | More by WTKeene
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,415 ratings.