Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of my all time favs. Best buy date 1/05/13 (about 5 months old. I know what it tastes like fresh, but its still amazing this old) 12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Pours a luscious orange with peach highlights. An off white, finger tall head forms. Plenty of sticky lace as the head slowly recedes. Awesome looking brew.
Aroma: Holy hell, one of the best, if not the best smelling IPA I've ever had in my life; Huge ripe peach with fresh lemon zest! (Gotta love that amarillo hop) Loads of bright clementine tangerine as well. Some faint dank piney notes lay under the hugely tropical nose. A nice and light cracker scent underneath it all if you look for it.
Taste: WHAM! Straight tropical fruit to the palate! Mango, passion fruit, papaya; you name it! The usual citrus menagerie shortly follows; grapefruit, light lemon, a big tangerine presence. Absolutely bursting with complex flavors. A bracingly dry finish. So dry in fact, it reminds me of Duvel. A flash of cracker forms on your tongue before the truly glorious bitter finish. Man, the bitterness sustains for years! Amazing.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and sticky, yet really light and refreshing. Moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: I've had this beer many times and yet I'm always taken aback by how incredible this beer is; I've never had another brew like it. Drinking this liquid work of art is akin to taking a bite out of some crazy hybrid tropical fruit. Any IPA lover... hell, any BEER lover needs to seek out this beer at any or all cost. Truly magical.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2012 08:04:10 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
bottled 13351, so this is 3 months old
Pours golden honey with great clarity. Half finger head with good retention.
Aroma is tangerine at first whiff complimented with orange peel. Limited pine and barely some biscuit, bready malt.
Taste is tangerine and orange like the nose but pine and bitterness also shine thru. A little lemon. More of the Christmas tree comes thru further in as well as the malt base. Hop bomb up front but balances nicely as palate adjusts.
Light to moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty dry finish.
Funny I remember this carrying much more piney dankness but this bottle was much more citrus. Definitely a solid IPA. 7% abv, fairly light bodied and dry makes this a solid go to pretty much any time. Some just as good or better ones out there less than the price point though.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 01:00:36 | More by hopflyer
5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is truly a world-class beer. If you have not had the pleasure of trying it, then you are missing out. I am looking forward to trying many of their other selections of beer that have just made it into my region.
Despite being served in a plastic go-cup, this beer is still amazing. When you live in Savannah and rarely sit at one place for very long, you must have a travel beer/roadie. Hence the plastic cup.
Even with the plastic, the lacing is beautiful and head is durable. The slightly citrusy aroma comes through as well.
I am big on mouthfeel, and the smoothness of this beer is unparalleled. I imagine that this is what separates many of the world-class beers from the rest.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 13:22:59 | More by RavenForBeer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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