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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

8,410 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,410
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 874
Gots: 1,267 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had three pints on tap at the Khyber in Philly... first bar in Philly to put this bad boy on tap... Had the privilege of trading for a bottle recently (see my other review) and lets just say on tap it was equally as divine... mouthfeel was a tad improved as was the nose... however i already gave it a 5.... can i give it a 5.1 here????

A: Bright orange/amber body... has a radioactive glow to it, which might scare some people but i'll take it as the mark of greatness... the head is a flawless 3/4 inch fluffy white cap... good retention while leaving moderate lacing on the glass (perhaps the only "flaw" in this beer)

S: Heaping citric hops bombard the nose, if i didn't know any better i'd think i was drinking an immaculate mixed drink on the shores of tahiti on a cloudless day... that being said it was dark, gloomy, rainy Philadelphia... ah, spring in Philly... back to the beer... The hops take on a dynamic character, layering bright blast of grapefuit, mango, peach, apricot, orange, passion fruit ... its like drinking a Jackson Pollock painting

T: If there was an ideal citrus IPA flavor profile, this is it. Like the nose, the fruit flavored bitterness is relentless. There is enough here to explore for days. Almost no alcohol presence, and a nice, subtle sweet malt backbone keeps this beer from becoming juice.

M: Smooth, crisp finish. Refreshing. Nice bitter bite. Ideal carbonation.

D: I'm mesmerized by this beer. While its not Pliny the Younger.... this beer is right there and NEEDS to be respected as such. If it wasn't for a law school final that I need to prepare for, I would have stayed all night. I'm serious... I would have been at the bar from 5pm til they carted me out drinking this gem.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2009 01:59:24 | More by callmemickey
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a BA mag advertisement with a one cm head. Color is a little lighter than expected. Smell is mostly pine with a bit of citrusy hops. Taste also has a hint of something sweet which was not expected. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth & this is very drinkable. No hint of the ABV is noted. A great IPA worth seeking.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 00:44:43 | More by SkinnyElvis
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alovesupreme

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Portsmouth snifter this beer yielded a pure white head that stuck around for the duration of the beer. Absolutely fantastic lacing.
Apricot and Peach are the interesting and unique characters to the smell of this beer. Pineapple however is the dominating fruit character.
A grapefruit character rules this beer with some great bitterness balanced by a malty character.
A fantastic mouthfeel that has good carbonation and a good body for an IPA.
A fantastic beer. Probably the best single IPA I have yet to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 04:51:52 | More by alovesupreme
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mjl21

California

4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Acquired via trade...thanks Dan! 22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. No bottling info is given and comes in at 7%.

A-Pours a really nice golden amber that is extremely clear. Has a nice foamy one finger white head that deflates into a frothy layer of film that sticks around. Lots of lace is left after each sip.

S-Super fresh West Coast nose. Pine and tons of citrus are abundant. Definite notes of mango, pineapple, and some lemon zest.

T-The pine and fruits come first. The perfect amount of sweet malt comes in the middle before the fruit flavor, particularly orange peel and grapefruit, comes back at the end. Not a huge level of bitterness is in this one.

M-A tad lighter in the body than I prefer in an IPA. The level of carbonation is perfect and results in a very crisp and refreshing beer. The hops also do a great job of coating my mouth with a nice oily, resiny feel.

D-Amazingly good. The 7% is nowhere to be found.

This is one that I have been waiting a while to try. I always seem to miss it when Southbay had it and I am glad I was able to acquire it as part of a larger trade. This is one that I would love to see on a regular basis and deserves all of the praise it receives in the single IPA category.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 05:25:44 | More by mjl21
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Special Thanks to Dan for @ Marty's for hooking me up with this awesome IPA. I've been wanting to try this for some time... It was worth the wait...

Pours with a fluffy white head that shows some decent retention, but loses the battle with gravity... A nice film of lacing remains all inside the glass. The beer is a very bright gold, almost brass color. Perfect clarity and some spotty carbonation. Lovely looking beer.

The aroma is just awesome. I literally smelled it from opening the bottle. Bright, fresh citrus and grapefruit. Floral and perfume like. Just awesome and also great staying power.

Wow, it does get better and better. Really well balanced with a combo of huge citrus hops and wonderful cracker like malt tones. Not really bread like, but crisp crackers... Then is crisp and clean finish....(of course with a wonderful lingering hop effect) The most drinkable 7% beer I think I've tasted.

Mouth feel is rather light, bright and refreshing..

Can you call a 7% abv sessionable? If so, then this is the one. I can now see why this is so highly sought after. I am glad I was able to get a couple of bottles.

Just awesome!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 00:10:57 | More by Reagan1984
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gregc

New York

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

Pours a yellowish color with a white thin head.

Aroma is hitting me before i even get my nose to the glass. Tons of fruit, im getting everything from citrus like grapefruit, oranges to pineapple, peach and mango. Also some pine and caramel malts. This smells wonderful.
Flavor is just as nice. Tons of citrus and tropical fruits, followed by a nice pine bitterness and a smooth caramel malt background. The mouth feel is creamy and smooth, with a bit of oily like resin. Drink ability is off the charts its just so good and the alcohol is hidden nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 15:46:03 | More by gregc
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ajr24

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This coveted bomber was poured gloriously into an imperial pint glass.

To begin, if a review could be a love letter then this would be one. The Sculpin IPA would be receiving a piece of my heart.
It pours a bright and clear gold. Clarity galore, it almost looks like a pilsner. Like a crown, the head grabs your attention after you pour. It's bright and gleams at you like it's flirting. It leaves behind a few splashes of lacing, like it's leaving you it's phone number.
Love is in the air. The smell is merrily complex; the citrus hops grab your attention first and quickly pass you on to the mango, peach, apricot aromas. It's a most victorious hop aroma/combination. It's like this IPA eloped with a fruit salad.
It tastes happy... citrusy hops share time with a dry, semi-sweet malt backbone. The hop flavor sweetness comes through to be followed by the bitterness. They share time in your mouth, but the bitterness is more apparent.
The mouthfeel is inspiring. It's like a sensual hop massage.
Once you crack this open, you'll wish you had more than 22 ounces. At 7% it is well masked, but after all this is a flavorful brew. Personally I cannot get enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:46:41 | More by ajr24
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treyrab

California

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to jac5084 for this one. Poured into two pint glasses.

A: Pours a glowing orange yellow with a creamy, frothy white head. Pretty clear with a touch of chill haze, but it is translucent.

S: Very nice caramel and some subdued hops. I was expecting this to be more of a hop bomb, but it was more sweet caramel and toffee with some orange and pine hops coming through on the finish.

T: Very crisp and clean, with a little thickness and stickiness coming in on the end. Nice fruity hops with some flavors of orange, pineapple and lemon. Some caramel comes in on the finish.

Overall, this was a much enjoyable IPA. I would like to try this uber fresh!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 02:18:45 | More by treyrab
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Most delicious new IPA I've had in years.

Color is a bright golden hue, transparent, with a slight tinge of orange. Head is white and frothy rich, thick, meringue-like and jiggles when nudged. Head recedes to a thinner, but long lasting lace and Belgian lace surrounds the inside of my glass as this one goes down.

Nose is full of bright citrus and citrusy black tea aromas. I'm leaning towards tangerine and peaches with that black tea component, and a slight suggestion of biscuits.

Sharp on the palate right away, but not an overwhelming in your face hop presence. It's big but not an assault like some APA's can offer. The bright citrus comes through and again some of the black tea qualities. Faint biscuity malt is in there, and it has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. I pick up some lemon towards the end.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 21:52:55 | More by yemenmocha
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DoubleJ

California

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh geez, another San Diego IPA. 22 ounce bottle from Liquor Warehouse, on to th beer:

This beer is a paler orange in color, kind of clear body, topped by a thick and healthy, froathy bone-white head. My nostrils are in hop heaven! So juicy, so complex. Mango, tangerine, pine, burnt caramel, toasted malts.

The taste is a different kind of beast. It isn't intense as I was anticipating. Out come the hops at first, then more fresh hops. There are notes of mango, hop leaves, tangerine, a little bit of biscuit flavor. It's surprisingly dry, oily, and smooth. Never too heavy. I just love how it feels. It's also surpringly quaffable.

I had some on-tap at Verdugo Bar in LA two weeks ago, after me and group of 20+ BA's tasted beers like Firestone 12, Eisenbahn Lust, Kentucky Breakfast Stout, and Supplication. After wrecking my palate with all those beers, I thought it tasted great. The bottled version is a little more subtle in flavor, but still damn good.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 05:24:18 | More by DoubleJ
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flexabull

California

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the SD Toronado.

Pours a nice crystal clear and bright gold color with a small white head.

Impressive aromas, very sticky resiny hops, quite floral, very fresh smelling, with some hard candies and pineapple.

Taste is more refined then I thought it would be. Not a total hop bomb, but quite nice. Nice candied and creamy malts up front, then a nice big backdrop of hops. Pineapple, some mineral bitterness, and a general herbal resin and floral hop flavor. Nice crispness on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is good, but a touch light for my liking. I just like a little more thickness.

Drinkability is quite good. This is an excellent IPA. Not the best I have ever had, but it's probably in the top 5. I'm glad I got to try this one, worthy of seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2009 02:06:54 | More by flexabull
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. Thanks to Joey at South Bay Drugs for this one. The body was beautiful and clear golden-orange. The crisp white head slowly faded to a light film. Tiny velvety bubbles slide down the glass leaving only minimal lace.

Smell was the best attribute, Wow! Pine needles and satsuma oranges. Grapefruit pulp and mangos. Marmalade and pineapples. Not just juicy fruits but also a cannabis-funk aroma. There are so many wonderful west coast, hoppy IPA characteristics in this one, love it.

Taste was not as equally robust as the smell, however it was solid. Juicy oranges and never harsh citrus pith bitterness. Finishes with a grapefruit juice bitterness. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel was medium to light with adequate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 13:57:15 | More by Cresant
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surfer4life

California

4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber.

A - Transparent, dark golden with a egg white 2 finger head. Great lacing.

S - Like a bed of fresh pine needles, the floral hops dominate the nose. Grapefruit peels, pears and mango scents with a nice malty backbone make this a killer.

T - This one doesn't smack you in the face with a pine cone as the scent would suggest, but this has unbelievable balance. Fruity up front, pineapple and citrus all day. Middle holds on to some of that fruit but starts to give way to a mellow hop flavor but not so much bitter. As the finish approaches you get some real good hop bitterness.

M - Nice medium body with higher carbonation. Perfect drying finish, leaving me tingling all over.

D - Ever so drinkable. I can't wait to get some of this from tap/cask.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 01:51:42 | More by surfer4life
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raoulduke37

California

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. This one left a nice two finger foamy head that stayed around for quite a while. The brew is light golden with a touch of orange. Absolutely LOVED the smell. I reminded me of a HopSlam (sigh). Lots of pineapple and citrus, with a definite backbone of malt. It smells very promising. Taste was a bit of a letdown - I was expecting HopSlam, and didn't get it. Extremely hoppy and spicy, no sweetness here. Lots of bitterness, citrus, lemon zest. I didn't enjoy the overkill of bitterness on the mouthfeel. Overall a great brew, but not one that's worth all the trouble to get. I would like to try it on tap, or cask.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 04:52:42 | More by raoulduke37
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650mL bottle purchased from South Bay Drugs for $8.99 (not including shipping). The beer is crystal clear, color of straw, with a thick wet foam that laces in dry sheets on the glass. The beer smells incredible, citrus fruit and herbal hops with a strong malty scent underneath. The taste is not overly abrasive, more delicious with the hops lending less bitterness and more flavor. Tons of fruit flavor, not just citrus, excellent. I found this too easy to drink, the bottle was gone in no time. Way worthy of the hype.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 00:00:35 | More by TurdFurgison
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paytoplay

California

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cask at Hamiltons in SD. This from cask is stunning. The aroma is tops with any beer ever. Cask from the 1st batch might have been life changing. This recent batch doesn't have the corn flavor like I tasted in the previous 2. Smooth and a bit short and watery on the finish. Cask conditioning changed all that. Great texture, nice that it was served cold. Super aroma. Nice complexities and finish that stretched further than any other sculpin. But man that nose was stunning.

Serving type: cask

04-25-2009 18:55:52 | More by paytoplay
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seaoflament

California

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this one on cask at Hamilton's Tavern on April 24, 2009.

The beer was poured into a regular pint glass and exhibited a straw yellow color with a soapy 1 ½ inch of foam. Excellent retention and some thick coating on the sides of the glass.

The aroma was full of resin and pungent hops, grass, pineapple, apricots, mango, and orange citrus peel. Behind the hops was a lightly toasted malt and soft cracker malt base. Very appetizing and floral but the aroma did tone down after a few minutes.

Lots of hop flavor upfront, very similar to the aroma but the bitterness was more reserved than the tap or bottled version. Orange peel, grapefruit peel, red apples, pineapple, apricots, and hints of grapes. There's also the dry graham cracker flavor in the finish that I love in this beer. More flowery hops near the end.

Low carbonation and a tad watery but that is somewhat expected from a cask. The drinkability thought is off the charts! I could have easily guzzled down this pint in no time but it took me a few more minutes because I was reviewing it.

Serving type: cask

04-25-2009 09:01:19 | More by seaoflament
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to goodspeed94, whose box of hoppy goodness I'm going through at freeway speeds. Don't want to let these bad boys sit! Plus, I need some bitterness to wash the taste of the last "beer" I tried out of my mouth. Hops away!

Pours bright & orange, look IPA up in a dictionary (on-line I suppose these days) & you'd see a pic of Sculpin. Smells very good, with the piney, citrusy hops racing down the median.

Very nice! Bright, light, sunny like the gorgeous weather we had today. The hops in this are absolutely wonderful; I'm not sure what varities Ballast Point used, but they put the right ones in in the right quantities at the right times. Again, flowery, big citrus notes, enough to make it taste a bit orangey, which I haven't encountered before.

Drinkability? Damn straight. Any time.

I keep sticking my nose into my beautiful Terrapin snifter (thanks gford217!) & just sipping up the aroma; one of the best-smelling brews I've had, hands down. Excellent beer that lives up to its reputation.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 01:22:47 | More by maximum12
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ChillMike

Alabama

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always a sucker for a new IPA to try and Ballast Point usually puts out some tasty beers. Let's give this a try

A: Pours a light orange color that's somewhat opaque with a nice bright white head that recedes quickly but does leave some nice lacing around the glass.

S:Very pleasant aroma, hop first but a very unique citrus scent is present, it really smells like mangoes, oranges and just a hint of a pepper and even a bit of what seems like peach or apricot.

T:A nice bitter flavor, the hops aren't as in your face as they are in the aroma but they are definitely present. A very floral tasting beer.

MF: Nice and light feel, great day for this beer as it got up to about 95 degrees, very refreshing beer.

D: Very drinkable beer, the taste and aroma make this a very easy beer. Another good offering from Ballast Point.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 05:08:47 | More by ChillMike
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0110x011

California

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado SD

A - pours a crystal clear straw/gold. Thin white head is nice and tight, with moderate lace.

S - Very fruity. Major citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Huge tangerine. Floral. Some breadyness.

T - Fruity sweetness on the front end, which continues through the middle to the back. The bready, floral aspect comes through in the middle, with a bitter hop bite at the back end. Long, hoppy finish.

M - a bit on the thin side. I like a touch more body in my IPAs. Carbonation is tight. Nice and smooth.

D - hides the abv exceptionally well. Would be quite sessionable if it weren't for the rarity.

A good, solid IPA. Would be one of the best if it weren't so hard to come by. Do yourself a favor. Don't sell your soul to a bottle. Do that for a bottle of Alesmith IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2009 02:06:51 | More by 0110x011
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moosington

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber.

Pours a beautiful golden orange with a nice white head that fades, though becomes a lacing machine.

Aroma follows suit from other reviews, incredibly tropical, sweet citrus and an undeniable peach dominate with a very underscored hop scent.

Flavor is very peachy with an extreme balance between malt and hop, very pleasant bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is great. Very tight carbonation rushes through quickly and finishes extremely refreshingly.

This is a fantastic IPA, extremely drinkable and refreshing (90 degrees out as I type). This was an extremely fresh bottle, which certainly played a large part in the awesomeness.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 21:02:11 | More by moosington
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mjd83goblue

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber. Thanks to torchednoodle for the trade!

Pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy head.

Smell is quite unique. Pineapple, grapefruit, and peaches. Very tropical. Can tell its fresh.

The tropical overtones follow into the taste. The peach flavor is an interesting change. Great balance here. Nice bitter finish, but the hops are somewhat muted compared to some of the other brews coming from the West Coast. Enough malt to keep it together.

Drinkability is off the charts.

Just a great all-around IPA, with enough character to separate it from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 02:57:34 | More by mjd83goblue
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to ShrLSU for including this in my Secret Bunny Package. 22 oz bottle poured into my snifter.

A- Body is a nearly transparent bright orange hue that pours with a nice 1-2 finger creamy white head. Head subsides quickly leaving a thick collar and very little lacing in the glass.

S-What comes through first is a perfect balance of sweet caramel malt and a blast of citrus hops. In the background is a slight spicy hop presence as well.

T- Pink grapefruit, orange and citrus upfront with a substantial caramel malt backbone. The finish is all spicy hops as a big spicy hop bitterness blends with spicy hop flavors. At first the bitterness seems almost overbearing and prickly but after a few sips the spiciness really comes through more than the bitterness.

M- Medium to high tingly carbonation and a medium-to light weight, full quite oily, smooth body.

D- This brew is pretty awesome. Brews that emphasize the citrus/spicy hop combo are hard to come by and this one does an excellent job with it. Really happy that I had the opportunity to try this beer! Too bad it is a limited release.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 15:05:02 | More by PittBeerGirl
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tpd975

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great big fuck yeah goes out to the local boy fogdog for this one! Thanks Kevin been looking to try this one for awhile.

A: Nice deep dark orange hue with a nice tall creamy off white colored head. Great retention exhibited with spotty lace left all the way down the glass.

S: Nice sweet malt aromas can be picked up but they are quickly overpowered by tons of hops. Nice sweet apricot melded with bitter citrus.

T: The malt profile comes through in the taste as well, but once again they are no match for the west coast hops. Tangelo, and peach up front. Bitter grapefruit rind and a touch of grass in the finish.

M: Medium in body, smooth and very rich for the style.

D: Good for the ABV. Tasty as hell and worthy of its top 100 ranking.

Thanks Kevin, I loved this one!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 18:27:20 | More by tpd975
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to dukedebourgogne for this one.

A-Golden tinged copper with a medium white head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves nice lace.

S-Intoxicating hop aroma of peaches and tangerine. A sweet backing of complex malt....nothing outstanding, not caramel, not bready, just a bit of sweetness to balance out the hops...but just a bit.

T-Mmmmm...West Coast hop yumminess! Peaches and citrus...of tangerine and orange.So freakin good it's crazy!

M-Medium-light body, crisp, residual sweetness and nice lasting hop bitterness.

D-Outta this world...with almost 6 months on this bottle it still drinks like a champ....so tasty and all about the HOPS!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 02:36:14 | More by Deuane
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,410 ratings.