Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale golden color gave way to a thick billowing head that lasted for quite a while and laced well.
Tremendously fragrant the scent can be caught from as far as three feet from the snifter. Huge citrus notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and dare I say watermelon.
The flavor does not hold the fruitiness of the scent nearly as well but a more balanced citrus, malt and piney hop flavor comes out on the tongue. The flavors are strong but never overpowering the other. This balance lends to feel as a very smooth, light and crisp feel causes the ale to drink dangerously easy. 7 ABV will not hurt you as bad but it reminds you that this is not a DIPA, yet so much fragrance and flavor comes from a littler package.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2013 23:53:01 | More by KYGunner
4.71/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A bar near me has started to carry a much better selection of beers which is where I got to finally try this amazing IPA. The color is a crisp golden caramel and it pours with a light head. The citrus undertones pair nicely with the hoppyness of the beer. Overall I was very happy with this selection and look forward to enjoying this again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2013 00:02:30 | More by JFlynn986
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smell is fragrent floral and a little spicy, the taste matches the smell closely with no offnotes, doesn't have the silky or somewhat viscous mouthfeel that I prefer in my favorite IPAs but it is smooth nonetheless. Amber color with a creamy head. From my own personal experience, I consider this a top tier IPA. It is on my short list of IPAs to seek out when I'm making a beer selection...
Serving type: growler
07-19-2013 15:05:22 | More by Rodster
4.88/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served from the bottle into a nonic glass. Best by 11/27/13.
A- Poured a sem- hazy dark golden color with some visible carbonation, fluffy white head that left fairly dense and chunky lace.
S- Massvie peach, apricot, mango, and pineapple fruit notes. Very fragrant and floral with some
malt sweetness. Very aromatic and big hop fruitiness.
T- Heavily tropical in the flavor profile. Bursting with apricot, pineapple, peach, and mango notes. Some piney notes, sweet malt backbone, and moderate earthy bitterness.
M- Soft carbonation, very refreshing, very smooth, very dry, really the perfect mouthfeel for an IPA
O- This IPA definitely lives up to the hype. This is a wonderful IPA with huge tropical hop flavors, a big aroma, and a great mouthfeel. Bravo Ballast Point this is a winner.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2013 04:02:46 | More by Hoptometrist
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,195 ratings.