Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can poured into a shaker pint.
Gold with 1/2 finger of head. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple.
Mango, papaya, candied orange and hints of pineapple. Caramel and pale candy sugars. Finishes with some tangerine and a touch of pine.
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, dry and clean.
Yeah, still an outstanding IPA. Loads of tropical fruits striking a nice balance between the candy-like malts. Juicy and not overly bitter.
Serving type: can
05-04-2013 00:42:47 | More by justintcoons
4.39/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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 This offering is slightly out of date, but still very tasty.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.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2013 21:43:45 | More by SaisonRichBiere
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,209 ratings.