Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bottle. Split with my friend who just got done tattooing me that night. Many many many thanks go out to mjl21 for this one. You rock Mike!
A- Pours a light hazy golden yellow color. Nice 2 finger white head leaves crazy lacing down the sides of the glass. Just a good looking beer. Period.
S- Big fruity and piney hops in this one makes my mouth water when I smell it. Some light bready notes to this beer as well from the malts. Mostly just pine and mango and pineapple with this beer.
T- This beer tastes amazing! Big citrus upfront on the hops making it feel like I'm biting into a piece of mango or pineapple. Light malts in the middle of this kind of wash your palate before it hits the tail end with a nice little bitter bite to it. The taste made me just want to drink it up and fast!
M- Medium mouthfeel to this. The carbonation was a little much for me. I think it could have been toned down a little at least the bottle I had. Crisp and clean in the mouth with fruity hops taking over everything. The pine was also tasted in the aftertaste while waiting to take another sip.
D- This is an amazing beer that I was more than happy to take a sip or two of. This beer is worth the hype and I can only hope to nail another one of these tasty gems.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2009 02:44:02 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
4.65/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had the pleasure of enjoying this beer many times and, looking back, I only wish I had reviewed it sooner. I think my palate has been altered since my first offering; an experience that probably would have resulted in a near perfect score. Make no mistake, this is a world-class AIPA.
It pours brilliant gold, bursting with fiery red highlights akin to Diane Lane in the Outsiders. The only difference is it's not lamenting with C. Thomas Howell about sunsets and underage alcohol sales. Stay Gold, Ponyboy. The last time I saw this much lace was my freshman year at a sorority house initiation. Ah, the memories.
Although the first smell was impeccable, subsequent offerings have not disappointed me in the least. This is a tropical fruit sensation; call it the Starburst of IPAs.
Taste and nose are strikingly similar, but it's so remarkably balanced that you want to drink it all night long. Can you hear me, Lionel? I can barely detect the ABV. Grapefruit bitterness, passion fruit and honey-layered donuts provide the perfect texture and consistency throughout. This is haunting me in an exceptional way.
The feel is amazing -- like resting on a Dux bed, except these luxury hops are coating your tongue, and soul. Call me a foreigner to this process, Lou Gramm, but it feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time.
Sculpin is an exceptional, upper echelon brew. Seek it out, believe the hype and be thankful.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:45:56 | More by weiserr
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: clear pale yellow-orange with decent head and lacing.
S: light nose of tropical fruits, mango, papaya, as well as a little indistinguishable herbal note
T/M: quite similar to the nose, but with a dry grassy undertone. I get more mango in the taste than the nose, adding to a cane-sugar tinged beginning. Towards the end a slight lemony taste hits me, but it's fleeting. The draw on the mouth is steady throughout the taste, medium-light in nature.
O: this particular taste was not quite as good as I recalled my other tastes. I rated more on this taste, but accounted for the past (rated higher on an internal debate between 4 and 4.25, for example).
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:29:17 | More by cjgiant
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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