Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8,402 | Reviews: 1,974 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tut2528:
4.5/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: pours an awesome light orange with a subtle rust-like hint. the carbonation is great and the head formation is white in color with tight tiny bubbles. head dissipates rather quickly but hugs the rim of glass.
S: big grapefruit and peaches, with secondary apricot and mango. awesome balance of these tropical fruits with the massive piney hops
T: once again, a very nice balance of the tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango, peaches a slight apricot) with a big hoppy pine backbone. i also pick on a just a slight hint of lemon.
M: medium bodied and carbonation is spot on, leaves an ever so slight hop bitterness on the palate which is highly appealing.
O: this is just an excellent brew. the hops and the tropical fruits are so well balanced with one another. this brew is definitely worthy of the high ratings that it has received.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2012 01:03:10 | More by tut2528
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4.24/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: It has a clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation. The builds up tall and thick with a just off white head. This head quickly faded out on me making next to no lacing.
Smell: There is a bid hop presence here with loads of citrusy and piney hop notes.
Taste / Palate: The first few sips I mostly got loads of pine like and some citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind flavor notes. As I drank on and the beer warms more peach like fruit notes and maltiness comes out. The finish is all hop bitterness which lingers for some time. The body and carbonation feel spot on and I can see why Sculpin IPA is so highly rated.
Notes: Classic West coast IPA!!!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 11:30:31 | More by generallee
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,402 ratings.