Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by gcamparone:
3.91/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip. Purchased in North Attleboro, MA
A- Pours a slightly hazy light orange body with a frothy white head that reduces to an uneven layer of foam. Leaves spiderweb lacing.
S- Heavy alpine, almost like a christmas tree, lemon peel, resin. Smells pretty malt forward with caramel, light roasted malt, bread, biscuits, and a certain hop zing characteristic of the heavier bodied IPAs.
T- Starts off kind of soapy and citrusy. The follow through is pine and sweet caramel malt, and the finish is astringent and bitter without much accompanying flavor. The aftertaste is roasty.
M- Medium body, medium carbonation.
I was mildly impressed with this beer at most, especially since it has such a big hype surrounding it. The label says that it has tropical fruit character, and I did not get one fruity note in the aroma or taste (citrus maybe, but where was the mango, apricot and peach?) Maybe this one was past it's prime, the drink by date was this month. I'll have to try another one and re-review if I like it better.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 02:03:27 | More by gcamparone
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.
Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.
Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.
Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:08:36 | More by majorbase2
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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