Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle unknown date. Served around 45F. Thanks to Ryan for this unexpected extra!
Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a three finger fluffy white head that holds a great cap and leaves nice spotty lacing.
Aroma is lemon, apricot, floral & grassy hops, some light tropical fruits, some melon, a bit of pineapple, some orange and grapefruit, caramel and bready malt. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is citrus, lemon, orange, grapefruit, some pineapple and apricot, a little bit resinous, balanced against some bread and light caramel malt, finishes with very good bitterness. Minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, medium carbonation.
An excellent IPA for sure although the hype train leaves a tad bit to be desired, particularly in the aroma department. I’m stoked to finally get a chance to try Sculpin and while it may not be quite everything I had hoped it is still a fantastic IPA and one I would seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2011 02:43:09 | More by elgiacomo
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