Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.56/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fresh can into a tulip.
Pours a beautiful copper color iwth an inch thick head with some amazing lacing. Smell is BIG on hops and malts; you can tell this beer is going to rock your world before you even sip it. The taste is not big on hops at all, but extremely balanced, just how i like my IPAs. good sweet malts to balance out the hops makes this beer go down super easy and you will enjoy every second of it. no alcohol detectable. medium bodied with medium carbonation.
overall a world class IPA. and now they brew it in cans too? amazing.
Serving type: can
12-13-2012 19:03:55 | More by Axnjxn
3.95/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle courtesy of chrisheartsbeer, poured into my bell's tulip. enjoy by 02/15/13 marked on the label.
a - pours a deep, hazy golden shade and forms a finger or so of rocky, off white head. foam calms to a thin cap and stays put. leaves thick rings of lacing in the glass.
s - sweet citrus - orange, mango, faint berry, lightly toasted bread.
t - toasty malt with lots of grapefruit citrus notes. a massively bitter, pine resin thwack hits the tongue and lingers for a while, reminding you that this is indeed a west coast ipa.
m - lighter side of medium with adequate carbonation. co2 profile is a tad coarse, slightly oily and sticky, has a faint alcohol warming on the back end.
o - not one of the best ipas that i have tried, but solid nonetheless. a classic west coast style ipa that for me may be better enjoyed on a hot summer day than this cold winter evening. if it were distributed in michigan i'd buy a few sixers here and there.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2012 23:03:34 | More by divineaudio
4.25/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Crystal clear, very pale amber. White head of fine foam with excellent retention.
S: Grapefruit (hops) and clean pale malt, neither overwhelming. No diacetyl.
M: Medium body, medium high carbonation. Not creamy. Slight hop-derived astringency on the finish.
T: Grapefruit citrus hops dominate. Clean pale malt with very little crystal malt residual sweetness (trends toward dry). Clean fermentation profile (no esters, fusels, or other byproducts). Finishes with strong grapefruit hops flavor that lingers long after the sip has gone.
O: Well made American IPA, on the hoppy side more in the bitterness and flavor areas than in the aroma. Mild malt base and apparent use of only small amounts of crystal malt leave this beer feeling lighter on the palate than most Am IPA's. Delicious in my opinion and comparable to Lagunitas IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-12-2012 04:26:50 | More by Climber9
4.55/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours into glass a hazy amber/orange, with minimal white head that fizzes away within a minute. Almost no lacing.
Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, hops. Very pleasant.
Really pleasant, heavenly mouthfull of citrus hops, grapefruits, pineapple all swirling on the tongue complimenting each other. With a medium body, this is good stuff.
Fantastic. A great example of the great West Coast IPA. Look forward to more.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2012 23:30:11 | More by happy4hoppybeer
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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