Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by WanderingFool:
3.78/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Sculpin pours a hazy, dark straw color with a big, creamy off white head on top. The foam has great retention and leaves behind lots of netted lace on the glass. Inside the beer is a flurry of small bubbles slowly rising up to the surface.
The aroma is filled with orange and grapefruit citrus with some pine notes mixed in. Truly wonderful.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is pillowy soft on the palate with a mild effervescent fizz. Dry in the finish. The flavor begins bitter and slightly metallic. Orange and lemon citrus dominate the flavor. In the back there is some sweet malt and a touch of honey and yeasty bread which tries hard to balance out the bitterness. Alas, the malt bill balancing out this beer has as much chance as a nerd at a bully convention. It finishes bitter and leaves behind a flavor of orange citrus when gone.
I found myself sipping this beer. The dryness made me want to drink this with some water. It could also use some more malt sweetness to balance out all the hops. Still, The wonderful aroma and hoppy flavor should put a smile on any hopheads face.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2010 18:13:01 | More by WanderingFool
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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 6,926 ratings.