Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 7,285 | Reviews: 1,913 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kagent777:
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 oz brought back from a trip last week to Boston. Insane that I have to go to Boston to get a beer brewed in San Diego, when I live in Salt Lake City. Poured into my beer goblet. Bottle has an enjoy by date of 090712 (I think, it's hard to read).
Appearance: A pale golden with a quickly dissipating head that leaves a little lacing.
Smell: Citrus! I smell lemon, oranges, mango, and maybe some lychee. I smell a little malt backbone with toasted caramel flavor.
Taste: The smell flavors come through in the taste as well. Initial (semi) sweetness gives way to hop bitterness. The taste is less bitter than you might expect from the smell.
Mouthfeel: The flavors really coat well. The body is on the lighter side. The carbonation is strong.
Overall: This is a well done, but expensive beer. I really should be fresh and poured into the correct glass to experience all of the nuances. I am not sure that mine was the freshest. I am very glad to have tried it, but this will not be an every day purchase for me, mainly because I cannot get it in Utah.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2012 03:43:40 | More by kagent777
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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 7,285 ratings.