Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ianmatth:
4.3/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Yellow-orange. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?
S - Very nice pine and citrus smell.
T - More malt and sweetness that I would have expected for the smell. The pine and citrus is there, but the taste is not as strong as the smell. Solid bitterness with a light aftertaste.
M - Pretty balanced, but a little bit of an odd mix of malt, bitterness, and sweet, yet light and clean
O - A very solid IPA, but not worth the price as I think Stone IPA is better and I get it for quite a few $ less. Marginally better than Goose Island and Southern Tier IMO, which I can get for even less.
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 07:43:32 | More by ianmatth
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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 8,410 ratings.