Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a oversized sniffter
Appearance : super clear orange in color with alot of bubbles is coming up from the bottom of my glass. A large white head forms and has nice retention. It settles to from a cap that lingers aroud before dissipating.
Smell : Lots of aromatic hoppy goodness. Tons of citrus and juniper aromas abound on the nose. You just know this is going to be good.
Taste : In a word- sublime ! Lots of fresh tasting hoppy goodness. Very nice malty sweetness also. The hop bitterness really dominates and lingers aroud for awhile. I just really enjoy drinking this wonderful beer.
Mouthfeel : medium bodied brew with lots of carbonation. Feels great going down.
Overall : I have been hooked on this beer ever since I received it as an extra in my first trade on BA. Always a solid choice if you're a hophead like me. Very consistent taste have yet to be let down by this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2011 01:03:15 | More by BUNZILLA
4.83/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had it on tap at Vintners. This is an excellent IPA. One of my top three in the category. The others being Bell's Hopslam and Dogfish Head's 90 minute. I think this compares very favorably to Hopslam. At least on the East coast you can't get this beer all the time. Great head and appearance - lovely golden color. Fruity aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is fantastic, not too bitter, just the right amount of fruit/sweetness to offset the bitterness from the hops. Overall a wonderful IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-09-2011 17:57:31 | More by SteveGNC
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,540 ratings.