Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdvatab:
3.8/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to cosmonick for sharing!
Poured from 12oz bottle into red wine glass.
Aroma: Zesty citrus and a light pine resin hop note, plus a balanced honey-graham sweetness.
Appearance: Sparkling clear, golden body. One finger head is slow to fall, and leaves decent, sudsy lacing.
Flavor: Grapefruit and pine, just like the aroma. Sweetness is mild (not syrupy like some examples of the style), and has a light honey-grainy note. Bitterness comes through strongly, and hangs on at the end as expected.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Hop tannins are there, but not in a "strip the enamel off your teeth" kind of way.
Overall: Definitely an enjoyable IPA, but not on the same level as some of my favorites like Zombie Dust. Would love to try it on tap at the brewery sometime, but probably won't actively seek it out. Give 'er a shot, though, to see for yourself.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2011 14:25:03 | More by mdvatab
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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 7,280 ratings.