Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks to CasanovaCummins for this one
Poured from a bomber into a pint mug.
Appearance- Pours a hazy, brownish orange with a big yeasty, bubbly, creamy head. Sticky lacing all around. Looks like a great west coast IPA for sure.
Smell- Sweet spicy hop tang with hints of lemon, grapefruit zest, rosewater, and some tropical fruit esters. Smells awesome.
Taste- Starts with a floral, creamy, and fruity marshmallow note. Fades into acidic citrus, and then a strong hop flavor character emerges- not for too long- before fading out into a strong, bitter, almost salty and sandy finish. It's IPA season!
Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy. A bit dense, but with just enough fizz to keep it from being too thick or chewy. With the dry finish, it is quite refreshing.
Overall- One of the best west coast IPAs for sure. Very well balanced. A great hot weather IPA. I could see this being my go to summer IPA if it was available in my area. This offering is slightly out of date, but still very tasty. I would definitely like a fresh offering or a draft of this.
05-01-2013 21:43:45 | More by SaisonRichBiere
4.89/5 rDev +10.9%
The best IPA I have ever had, great smell and taste, I love it!! It has hints of citrus, grapefruit and the perfect amount of hops. Tastes good on bottle, but much better on draft. It has a nice color that is a light golden color that is slightly cloudy.
04-30-2013 07:33:14 | More by mattk1717
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,999 ratings.