Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
At last, thanks to our boys at the Charleston Beer Exchange and friend Raverjames, a growler of this sweet, sweet nectar has landed in my fat little hands! I gathered two beer geek friends and we dug in...
A. Dark gold. I thought this would be a bit more amber in color, but nope, it's a dark yellow-gold with a full, fluffy white head that I daresay looks almost Belgian... thick and moussy, and leaves little lacy bits behind. Delectable.
S. Ruby Red Grapefruit. (RRG.) That is all. In fact, so strong and familar was the nose that I grabbed a fresh bottle of Indian Creek Ruby Red Grapefruit juice and poured a glass, we all agreed that the nose was EXACTLY that, plus malt sweetness. By far and away the most intense grapefruit nose I've smelled on any beer. Delicious and pungent; immediate. How Ballast Point does this, I'm really not sure.
T. Well... this is pure grapefruit goodness, folks. Hoppy and spicy with oodles of citrus-fresh flavor. Overflowing with it, in fact. Very clean and pure with distinctive, memorable amounts of citrus hopping. Wet and juicy. Superior IPA from a company that has been impressing the heck out of me lately.
M. Lite, crisp and clean, bittersweet, slightly pithy and (yes, I know it's redundant) grapefruit flavor all up in dat finish.
D. Yes, if you like grapefruit. This is very memorable and the growler went all too quickly.
Is Sculpin really the second-best IPA in existence? I don't know for sure, but I do know I wouldn't mind drinking it on a regular basis to try and find out.
Serving type: growler
06-07-2009 19:49:55 | More by kkipple
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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
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