Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by elNopalero:
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is such a tasty brew—when fresh. Worth the hype, and then some.
This pours a clear golden color with nice foam. What an aroma! I absolutely love the tropical fruit notes—pineapple, mango, honey melon and a squeeze of guava. The taste is equally incredible. It’s lightly hoppy, not a bitter bomb, with this absolutely fantastic tropical fruit flavor. Great finish. One to savor, sip, or sling back. This brew is fantastic. Loved it.
From the bottle.
Forgot to look for a date stamp on this but I’m assuming it was as fresh as possible considering where my buddy picked it up. Reputable bottle shop with good turn-over for the win!
This pours a golden straw color, clear and clean. Billowy foam, and a bright, hoppy aroma. I get a real crisp citrusy scent. Lots of orange—orange flowers, leaves, zest from the fruit—and pineapple. It’s bitter and slightly chewy with a real clean finish. The citrus and pineapple comes across on the palate. It’s fantastic, and every bit as delicious as I was promised.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2013 21:56:29 | More by elNopalero
More User Reviews:
4.65/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've had the pleasure of enjoying this beer many times and, looking back, I only wish I had reviewed it sooner. I think my palate has been altered since my first offering; an experience that probably would have resulted in a near perfect score. Make no mistake, this is a world-class AIPA.
It pours brilliant gold, bursting with fiery red highlights akin to Diane Lane in the Outsiders. The only difference is it's not lamenting with C. Thomas Howell about sunsets and underage alcohol sales. Stay Gold, Ponyboy. The last time I saw this much lace was my freshman year at a sorority house initiation. Ah, the memories.
Although the first smell was impeccable, subsequent offerings have not disappointed me in the least. This is a tropical fruit sensation; call it the Starburst of IPAs.
Taste and nose are strikingly similar, but it's so remarkably balanced that you want to drink it all night long. Can you hear me, Lionel? I can barely detect the ABV. Grapefruit bitterness, passion fruit and honey-layered donuts provide the perfect texture and consistency throughout. This is haunting me in an exceptional way.
The feel is amazing -- like resting on a Dux bed, except these luxury hops are coating your tongue, and soul. Call me a foreigner to this process, Lou Gramm, but it feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time.
Sculpin is an exceptional, upper echelon brew. Seek it out, believe the hype and be thankful.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:45:56 | More by weiserr
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: clear pale yellow-orange with decent head and lacing.
S: light nose of tropical fruits, mango, papaya, as well as a little indistinguishable herbal note
T/M: quite similar to the nose, but with a dry grassy undertone. I get more mango in the taste than the nose, adding to a cane-sugar tinged beginning. Towards the end a slight lemony taste hits me, but it's fleeting. The draw on the mouth is steady throughout the taste, medium-light in nature.
O: this particular taste was not quite as good as I recalled my other tastes. I rated more on this taste, but accounted for the past (rated higher on an internal debate between 4 and 4.25, for example).
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:29:17 | More by cjgiant
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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