Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle received in trade from G311. thanks vince! ive been looking forward to this one for a while now. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.
A- the beer pours out a somewhat hazy glowing orange colored body with a tall bright white head on top. the head takes its time falling and leaves behind complete rings of lacing. very nice.
S- woah, hoppy. grapefruit and pine erupt from my glass. some floral notes also. caramel malts can be picked up towards the end and add a mild sweetness and malty backbone.
T- the taste starts out with more of the caramel malts that i could smell. they try to add some balance, but they come up short. the hops are just too much. very bitter. lots of grapefruit. lots of pine. much less floral notes. west coast all the way.
M- medium bodied and well carbonated. palate wreckingly bitter. alcohol is well hidden.
O- this is a great IPA that has earned the hype/following. if this was available locally i would be all over it. check it out if you get the chance.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2011 04:11:30 | More by jwinship83
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