Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPA

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Overall: 8.76/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.12 or 1.37%

Trend: 8.76/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American India Pale Ale

ABV: 7.00%

Season: April

Have Another: 100%

368 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 8.64/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.37% Color: Deep Gold
  • A: Deep Gold but with a tint of orange. Nice full, but soft foam head of smallish bubbles.

    S: Citrus skews orange, and some floral-fruit. Also, more spice than pine. Really nice overall.

    T: Fresh and clear, almost semi-sweet. Nice citrus taste, now more of a subtle grapefruit. Low medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. Middle ground abv, so its is well in check. The hop dryness really hides the malt backbone.

    O: Not bold or overly sophisticated, but no less a well made beer. It's both simple and complex. The hallmark's of this brew of it's fresh bold flavors and it's drinkability.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 22:22:26
  • Tasted: Thursday, August 18, 2011
  • $8.99 for 24 oz. bottle
1,462 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 8.88/10 have another
  • A: 10.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.37% Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours clear with minimal white foam into my 12oz Lunar snifter. Not enough foam to even consider retention.

    Aroma is huge on the hops. Yum. Grapefruit citrus and pine are at the forefront. A juicy dose of fruity hops is present too. A touch of sweet and even alcohol hit the nose.

    Taste is a carbon copy of the nose. Some sweetness to add a sense of balance but a ton of citrus and pine hops tingle the palate. A really unbalanced bitterness is there in the finish. Definitely a west coast ipa.

    Medium body might be a little bit of a reach while the carbonation is spot on.

    A very hopped up hop head beer. Easy for me to type. The fashion sense of a west coast ipa. Really a fun beer that is easy to drink but finishing a bomber by myself might be tough with how it is ruining my palate. Oh well, it will come back around later. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 20:27:21
  • Tasted: Sunday, May 30, 2010
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
  • (3.960)
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  • $8.99, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
  • $8.99, 1 serving(s), 24 oz. bottles
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