Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by scootny:
4.47/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A honey gold amber with a touch of chill haze and a cream colored cap. Retention is great with a touch of carbonation visible.
Smell is good ol' grapefruit with a huge caramel malt center. Some pine and sweet citrus. A hint of ginger. A big breadiness and lovely tropical fruitiness as well. Taste is grapefruit and caramel. A smooth bitterness and hop oil astringency. This is so close to perfect. Finish is dry and clean with a touch of earth, herbs, and hop oil. Feel is crisp with a light effervescence and medium weight. Refreshing and super drinkable with a thirst quenching personality.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2010 03:59:19 | More by scootny
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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 8,495 ratings.