Sculpin - Ginger, Lime And Szechuan Peppercorn | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
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8
Gots:
2
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0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Brohal
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Had this in the brewery tasting room. Fantastic, well-balanced beer. You get a bit of the ma la flavor of the Sichuan peppercorn, and the ginger and lime really cut the bitterness of the base beer this was concocted with. A great summer beer - I wish I could get it in Northern California.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/10/11

On tap at URGE. WAhoo! Supposedly a one-off for Ballast Point Night at URGE.

A: Translucent, vibrant orange with an inch of white sea foam. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Much orange and grapefruit with lighter tropical notes: mango and passion fruit. I get some lime and lemon with a faint ginger note and earth. Smells great.

T: Pronounced orange, grapefruit, and tangerine, with a little mango and lime. Ginger is faint, and I get a slight tingling on my palate from the Szechuan that blends with a smooth moderate bitterness. As always with this beer, no alcohol is evident.

M: Light medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp, dry, and sticky, and that tingling on the palate from the peppercorn is unique.

Overall: I'd rather have a pint of regular Sculpin than a pint of this, but the combination of various elements works surprisingly well in this beer.

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Sculpin - Ginger, Lime And Szechuan Peppercorn from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 9 ratings