Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Pours a crisp golden orange color with a moderate amount of carbonation, and very nice head retention. Easily a two fingered creamy head of foam. Looks good.
S - This is exactly how I envision an IPA to smell. Rich and generous amounts of orange, pineapple, some mango, bitter grapefruit, and crisp malt. The nose is dominated with tropical fruit, there's also some faint pine hopping in the background.
T - Crisp caramel malt on the tip of the tongue which disappears under the weight of the hops, then briefly surfaces again towards the end. Almost entirely throughout the palette is greeted with an onslaught of aggressive West Coast hopping. Pine, oranges, bitter grapefruit, some lemons, and some mangos are present on the tongue. There's also a little touch of grass flavoring in there too much ever so slight. The mouth is left with a solid coating of bitter citrus, lemon rinds, and a little pepper. Hop bitterness just lingers, and lingers, and...
M - Lighter side of medium body, crisp, and mild to moderate carbonation on the tongue. Finishes very dry.
D - Really nicely hopped, refreshing, crisp, and leaves me wanting another 22 oz bomber. Perfect ABV level, no dominating alcohol flavors and the perfect IPA to enjoy any time. Bought a case and although it's an awesom IPA, it's not worth the $100 price tag for a case of 12 bombers. The market is saturated with alot of good IPA's and there's many others I enjoy just as much that are far less money.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2010 02:39:51 | More by jzeilinger
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3.89/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Overall a very nice IPA and of the smooth variety. It has a nice aroma and bitterness to it. Poured into a glass with very little head. Carbonation seems nice and has a golden/orange-ish color. Overall a very solid beer, but on the pricey side. I'd consider buying again depending on the price.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:08:39 | More by MikeAg03
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 6,856 ratings.