Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by dmsohyea:
4.53/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap 2/12/11 at Barley and Hops, Temecula, CA
While I have had this beer before several times, I haven't reviewed it. It's certainly one of my favorite beers. Possibly the best single IPA in San Diego.
A: Pours light orange with a significant amount of hazy sediment. In previous samplings, I don't recall such a large amount of haze. Lacing is perfect and sticks to the glass the whole way down.
S: Exceptional. Strong hop bouquet with a grapefruit and oranges. Very few other beers have this much punch in the scent.
T: Strong hop bitterness upfront with grapefruit, pine and orange. On the backside this beer is not bitter and very smooth. Incredible execution.
M: Creamy with moderate carbonation.
D: A strong, hoppy beer that I could easily drink several of. The alcohol is almost undetectable under all of the complex flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2011 18:38:26 | More by dmsohyea
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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
4.06/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
One of the best IPAs being brewed. Fresh, this beer is one of the best beers available. If you've never had it, at least try a single of it. Yes it's pricey but its worth More than every penny. Truly a world class India Pale Ale. Although since it's brewed in San Diego, freshness of this beer is paramount, especially considering I'm writing this from New England.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 02:45:30 | More by RobLivingstone
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,488 ratings.