Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 8,425 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dwilson01:
3.53/5 rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served poured out of a bomber into a pint glass, lots of initial carbonation in the bottle but poured very smoothly, medium amount of head, dissipates pretty quickly but stays around due to constant release of carbonation.
Didn't appear cloudy at all, looks like it has been filtered , definitely glows when held up to the light, golden coloring.
Smell is not too intense for an IPA, between all the flavors I detect the bitterness of the hops coming through the most. I get no sweet smell, small amount of citrus but mostly the bitter west coast style IPA.
Taste follows the smell, it's all hop bitterness with not too much malt in there although I get a little more of that than in the smell. Very solid flavor though, consistent and stays with you after you throw it back for quite some time.
Pretty thin mouthfeel due to the small amount of malt in this one, I think they probably just threw barley in there with a single kind of hops to maintain a single flavor throughout the tasting which they definitely achieved.
Overall, likeable beer but forgettable. Maybe I got a bad one or something but I think this one may be a little sandbagged in the overall grade it snags on here. I guess that basically I was expecting a bit more than I got in the flavor and feel of the beer. This one was really just the big eye IPA with a greater amount of hops in it so not too exciting.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2010 06:05:22 | More by dwilson01
More User Reviews:
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,425 ratings.