Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I have had many, many Sculpins. On tap, cans and bottles. I usually love it and considered it one of the better CA IPA's that are widely available. However, I recently picked up a fresh Sculpin bottle (new label, 13252 date) after going all cans for the past several months. I have to say, this is disappointing. Its totally different then the cans in aroma, taste and mouthfeel.
A: light orange/pale/good head. Nothing wrong here
S: Some spicy/resin/pine with a good amount of bready malt. I would guess that they stopped dry hopping this as much as they used to. Its very different.
T: more bitter than usual, less hop fruit and more hop "spice" (makes me think too much Nelson hops?) and more bready malt then I used to experience with Sculpin. The bitter/spice/bread is not what I want in a fresh, hop forward, CA IPA.
M: The mouth-feel is medium. Kind of a harsh/sharp/over carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 00:16:55 | More by vitALEity
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