Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
12oz bottle enjoy by 11/30/12 poured into a tulip.
The beer comes out a golden copper colored body that is slightly see-through. Not much of a white head lays atop a glowing brew. Good head retention and lacing.
The nose on this is just a big ol punch of sweet fruits. There is orange, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, and pineapple.
A more pronounced grapefruit in the taste. There is a punch of bitterness that mellows quickly into a nice soft lingering bitterness. There is also enough sweetness to hold up to the bitterness. More of the other fruit like orange comes out a little underneath the grapefruit.
Medium bodied and just the right amount of carbonation. It drinks fairly smooth.
I’ve had this before and thought eh, but this fairly fresh(from what I can tell) bottle is amazing and totally worth the price point.
09-01-2012 05:01:41 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.08/5 rDev -7.5%
Bomber into a Samuel Smith 10 oz. nonic glass.
Appearance: Beautifully hazy and peach-colored, with a lot of nice lacing and drops clinging to the glass.
Smell: Nicely balanced with some heavy citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh-hop hemp aromas.
Taste: Again, nicely balanced. A lot of tropical fruit, along with some fresh hop bitterness, and some rind bitterness in there also. Finish is dry and bitter, with nice rind and mild fruit lingering.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and near-perfectly carbonated. The most pleasurable aspect of the brew.
Overall: Enjoyable and worth trying? Absolutely. World class? To me: far from it. In my opinion, a beer like Nugget Nectar is beyond what this beer can do -- and it's more readily available. I don't want to call this too hyped up, since it is very good, but man, you expect a lot from a beer like this -- something I've been hearing about for at least three years -- and it just didn't fit the bill for the expected transcendence in the end. Glad I tried it, though, in the end.
08-29-2012 22:13:21 | More by asabreed
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,882 ratings.