Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,498 | Reviews: 1,976 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cbak999:
4.7/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Enjoyed among new friends at the epic beer tasting.
A - pours a clear, yellow with a white head. Minimal lacing, but enough to leave a trace on the glass.
S - A blend of citrusy, fruit...but not overpowering by any means. Hints of apricot and mango.
T - WOW. A perfect IPA. Tastes similar to the smells come through, plus some earthy pine. Definitely hop forward, with a nice hop aftertaste that follows.
D - if available, I'd drink this just about every time I wanted an IPA. It's that good. Easy to see why it's ranked so high.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 19:21:56 | More by cbak999
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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 8,498 ratings.