Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
4.25/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a nearly clear brownish gold with a half finger white head. Head retention isn't especially impressive but lacing is good.
Aroma is an amazing balance between malt and hops. Earthy hops with a very faint hint of tropical fruit along with a healthy dose of wood and caramel. A touch of biscuit and apricot.
Faint tropcial fruit in the flavor balanced with pine and earthy hops. Caramel is quite prominent with lots of wood. There is a little bit of toast but it is faint along with a vanilla, almost bourbon, note. Bitterness is fairly high but not harsh at all and lasts long after the flavors have dissipated. Full, smooth mouthfeel is nearly perfect.
Overall, an amazingly balance IPA that is extremely easy to drink. A great marriage between malt and hop and bother perfectly compliment one another. A must-try should you ever come across it.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 03:47:40 | More by rangerred
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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