Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by da_beers:
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I have heard so many great things about Sculpin, and have seen it many times at the store, but never tried until tonight. Wow what an amazing AIPA.
A - Light copper, crystal clear. Nice finger and a half of white head. Fair carbonation coming up. Can tell this one is super filtered, beautiful pour.
S - Sweet flower, with beautiful hop blast. Orange and earthyness play on the nose as well.
T - Amazing. The wave of flavor is what sets me off. Initially has a bite, then malts and sweetness comes in. After comes the citrus, and finishes with a phenomenal hope blast.
M - Killer wave over the palate. Sticky, amazing lingering aftertaste that is spot on. Perfect balance.
O - This knocked my socks off. Ballast Point does not disappoint. Great!
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 14:44:57 | More by da_beers
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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 8,504 ratings.