Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by garymuchow:
4.01/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
13311 - so reasonably fresh.
Huge billowy head. Quite clear golden amber. Can't pour full bottle into SN IPA glass due to size of the head.
Fresh west coast hopping and very pleasant aroma. Hint of hop oil and pale malt background. Solid, but not exceptional.
Nice mix of flavors and very nice balance. Hop flavors throughout and firm bittering on the extended finish. Malting lacks any strong sweetness. Hops give some grassiness and push intensity without going to the point of unpleasant.
Good feel. Soft and enjoyable fullness to the moderate feel.
This is good. I've had several bottles now and I enjoy this one the most, but it's not to the point of the current mean (4.41). Also I can do just as enjoyable for less cost.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 18:48:52 | More by garymuchow
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,405 ratings.