Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Literally the best IPA on the planet. If you're lucky enough to make it to the brewery when they have their special Habanero brew, you're in for a treat. Sculpin IPA infused with with the spice of Habenero peppers...you'll have to taste it to understand. Very spicy, but the spice and the bitterness of the IPA blend perfectly.
Serving type: growler
02-17-2013 03:53:29 | More by danfouts14
4.88/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Dogfish head spiegelau IPA glass.
A- Pours a bright golden yellow, with a fat 3 finger head on the first pour. The head is a lovely bright shade of white and fluffy as can be. Plenty of visible carbonation. There's some excellent head retention, maintaining a 1 finger head throughout.
S- Very strong aroma and incredibly citrusy. There are some strong notes of Pineapple and mango, as well as some lemon, apricot and grass.
T- The taste is really what makes this beer. There are some incredibly strong notes of lemon and citrus zest that leave a sweet yet incredibly pungent bitterness throughout the entire sip. Afterwords it fades into a very strong grapefruit bitterness before ending on some incredibly pungent somewhat earthier bitter notes along with some peach. I cannot stress how enjoyable bitter this is.
M- Biting. Rather crisp for an IPA with a light body. Very well carbonated.
O- Very hard to put down! This is one strong, hop forward beer. I haven't been this impressed with the absolute hoppy bitterness of a beer since I first tried Arctic Panzer Wolf by Three Floyds. This is the kind of hoppy beer I've been searching for for a few months now! Not a beginners IPA!
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 00:15:21 | More by Zachtheporter
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,508 ratings.