Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by silentdonkey:
4.93/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Simzy's in Long Beach, CA.
A: Beautiful golden orange pour with a nice creamy fluffy white head.
S: A beautiful bouquet of hops! Lots of citrus and tropical hops. Slight malt sweetness.
T: This beer is everything it's hyped up to be. Tons of juicy hop flavor. Lots of mango, grapefruit, orange, peach, and passion fruit. A good amount of bitterness up front, but not overpowering. Transitions perfectly into the hop flavor. Balanced nicely with a mellow malty backbone. Finishes smooth, clean and crisp.
M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly syrupy, but not to the extent of a lot of the other big IPAs.
O: Such an awesome beer! Easily one of the best IPAs out there. It is so well balanced and the citrus and tropical hop flavor is unmatched. The dry hopping shows through nicely and the simple malt profile keeps it perfectly balanced. Seem to always come back to this one.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2012 23:20:35 | More by silentdonkey
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4.43/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.
Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.
Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit sticky. Still very crisp and refreshing. I could knock back a lot of these.
Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 02:08:36 | More by majorbase2
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,561 ratings.