Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +2%
A light honey-gold IPA, clear with no obstructions. Pours with moderate carbonation, persistent head, and tiny, ambitious bubbles. Smells (and tastes) of mango, lemon peel, and bread. Has a slight citrus taste with perfectly balanced hops and is subtly bitter. Initial mouthful is smooth with a stinging aftertaste in the back of the throat...even that distinguishing attribute suits the beer and is not gimmicky.
It is difficult to identify specific tastes and aromas because the Sculpin is perfectly balanced; it doesn't scream bitter, hops, or citrus, yet all elements are undoubtedly present. The only thing that does not impress is the label design which is somewhat craft-conventional given the Sculpin's quality. Overall impression: an aristocratic IPA that proves any discussion on beer meccas must include San Diego.
08-20-2014 23:07:09 | More by urbanart_303
4.75/5 rDev +7.7%
Delicious! This is the best IPA I've had so far….. Fairly new to the whole thing so that's not saying a whole lot, but I'm guessing by how highly rated it is It's one of the better ones out there. Lots of citrus and pine flavors, a little more sweetness to counter balance the hop bitterness, which is nice. Overall, smooth, beautifully balanced, and packs just the right amount of bite, while still incredibly drinkable and refreshing. I will buy this again and again and again!!!
08-19-2014 23:17:07 | More by ddukes3
4/5 rDev -9.3%
This is a really good IPA the 4 is because while I'm not crazy about IPAs
Smell- Pine and citrus of course. But there is also some sweet fruitiness.
Taste- Pine and citrus of course. But not to the jarring degree of many other IPAs and there is a very pleasant aftertaste. Almost like pineapple.
Overall- The best IPA I have had but I am not one to appreciate them.
08-19-2014 15:34:08 | More by Brew_42
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,886 ratings.