Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by johnnieoz:
4.9/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
No longer a limited release as witnessed by the redesigned bottle. But still the King of IPAs...
A: Hazy gold shade with ample off-white froth sitting in the red wine goblet, beckoning with those aromas...
S: Name it, it's in there. Mango and grapefruit in abundance joined by all but the most coniferous, piney scents.
T: Bountiful sweet, tangy tropical fruit on the tip of the tongue giving way to mouth-puckering citrusy hops completely coating the palate and the gums. The malt backbone lurks in the equilibrium. Almost negates the need for DIPAs.
M: If I may quibble here...the carbonation lends to a little harshness. Could be my taste buds on the day, but I don't recall this w/ previous Sculpins.
D: Eminently and infinitely refreshing, delicious and thus drinkable. 'Nuff said.
Is there a better 7% abv IPA? No.
At 6%, I love the distinct DFH 60 Minute; and above 7%, it's all about PtE, Burton Baton, Exponential Hoppiness and PtY for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 02:34:32 | More by johnnieoz
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4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good beer. I love the fact that you can get it in a can.
Appearance: Nice IPA color, what you should expect from such a beer.
Smell: Nice piney, citrus zest aroma, sweet but has the perfect balance.
Taste: This beer is great out of a can, its taste is similar to the aroma profile, floral, piney, citrus hop flavor. It was really good when really cold, as it warmed it was not as good to me anyway. It seemed to lack something but I cannot figure out exactly what.
Overall: This is a great beer. I think there are better but I would buy it again, just to see if something was off in this batch, not that there really was anything that was "off", it just perceived it that way this time.
Serving type: can
04-17-2014 22:11:58 | More by humuloner22
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,289 ratings.