Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,501 | Reviews: 1,976 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by notalagerlugger:
4.68/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I bought this beer without hearing anything about this beer or Ballast Point. I tried another IPA from ballast point, big eye IPA it was ok but when I opened the Sculpin the aroma was awesome. Tropical fruit filled my nose and a peach , apricot, mango and citrus flavor hit my taste buds and then a nice dry bitter finish. I live in Indianapolis and I can not get this beer but I drive an hour and a half to Champaign, IL to get it. Sculpin is ten bucks for a bomber and I will not spend that much very often on a beer. I have bought 2 cases of bombers so far. It is the best IPA I have had. It is also the best beer I have had. It is a fruit hop foward beer that I could drink everyday. I tend to like all the fruit hop foward beers but many are only good to have 1 or 2 before your taste buds are over saturated, this beer is exceptional
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 04:01:18 | More by notalagerlugger
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4.39/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a short white head. Good retention.
S: Floral grapefruit hop aroma stands out with a wee bit of grape. Smells like a wheat field after a spring rain. Light malt aroma and some mild citrus.
T: Very bright Grapefruit malt flavor. Some mild lemon peel and semi-sweet light caramel malt. This has a big malt flavor and a slow but steady hop bitterness. Bitterness arrives late and is matched with a citrusy dry finish. Bitterness is not harsh at all, very mild and smooth. Aftertaste is very nice but doesn't last too long.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Velvety texture. Smooth
O: This beer surprised me. At a reported 70IBU's I was expecting a bit of a bitter finish. This beer is SMOOTH. The bitterness is balanced extraordinarily well with the hop aroma and comes on slowly in the finish. It has a nice Malty backbone and a pleasant and very evident citrusy, lemon quality that survives through the finish. This is a well crafted IPA. The hops are the star but the malt isn't pushed aside. It has it's own little identity. Truly one of my favorite IPA's... ever.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:13:23 | More by slusk
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,501 ratings.