Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by dexterk1:
4.79/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had this on tap in SD both at the brewery at a another location. I have also had in the bottle.
The appearance is a light tan/ orange and the head was thick.
Odor was of hops, slight citrus and pine and a little sweet.
Taste is very complex. Sweet and hoppy. Finishes with hop bitterness, but not piney. There is some citrus with the sweetness/fruityness upfront. Really nice start to finish.
Carbonation is about middle of the road and the mouthfeel is about the same.
Overall it is one of the most balanced beers I have tried. Excellent from beginning to end.
Serving type: on-tap
10-13-2013 01:42:08 | More by dexterk1
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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 8,410 ratings.