Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by nas5755:
4.63/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
This is one wonderful beer.
The appearance is a clear golden-orangery color with a nice head and lots of lacing on the glass. The nose is full of tropical fruits, mangoes, citrus fruits and pineapple. The taste is very similar lots of tropical fruit notes with a delicate bitterness that blends into the tropical notes. The malt profile is not to sweet or overpowering, the hops are really showcasing this beer. The carbonation levels are spot on. The finish is dry. I could drink this beer all day long just about everyday, it really is one the better IPA's on the shelf.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2010 20:43:24 | More by nas5755
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3.7/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia. Bottle has no freshness date. That is not a good idea for an IPA.
Clear orangey yellow, lots of carbonation, white head with various bubble sizes, reduces to a thin layer, leaves lacing.
Hmmm, smell is not very strong. Disappointing for a highly rated American IPA. Is it too old? Well at least it was refrigerated. There is this yellow fruit aroma that leans toward apricot. Pleasant but rather one dimensional.
There is a little caramel malt sweetness. Good and not overpowering bitterness. Lingering resiny aftertaste, but not overly pleasant.
Body is rather thin for an IPA. Carbonation is refreshing but not biting. Warming alcohol but still quite refreshing.
I am confused. This is not what I expected from a highly rated IPA. My preferences of a stronger malty backbone aside, I am disappointed of the lack of hops complexity. In no way this beer is bad, but also not exciting enough to get a higher rating.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 01:58:10 | More by safaricook
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,233 ratings.