benjamin1991 (1) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
I love it. Since i drink beer, That’s the best beer in my life. so i love it RRG991981 (13) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Maybe the best IPA on earth perfect in every way, floral, citrus. It's really world class.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone darren1775 (8) - - NOV 22, 2016 does not count
Yes--I know people don’t like that Ballast Point was acquired by Constellation and yes, my palate has evolved in the years since this beauty was first released, having tasted countless other IPA’s.
To hell with that---Sculpin is still THE great San Diego IPA and became so by hitting that illusive sweet spot of not being too strong and bitter to turn off the non hop heads and enough citrus and fruitiness to appeal to women and novices.
If you were to try one San Diego IPA as your benchmark for my home town’s best known style--it would be Sculpin, bar none MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Golden orange amber. Head is a creamy white with beautiful lacing. It looks like your grandmother’s doily.
Bouquet: Clementine citrus, raw sugar, piney, and floral hops.
The Sip: Toasted malt notes start off and fade into the hops. These herbal and floral hops spring up through the malt notes and burst citrus onto the scene. There is a nice hop bitterness which cleanses the palate of the malt makes Sculpin very well balance. Sculpin reminds me of apricot jam, orange-marmalade, light creamy malts. Toasted bread. Deep resin.
Mouth-Feel: Small, sharp carbonation. Medium body. Tart pucker on finish.
Overall: Exceptional. An intensely complex IPA. Flavor notes are deeply layered, and very well balanced. You could drink this with almost anything and it would steal the show, I would suggest light foods to pair with this, lightly fried fish, grilled chicken, or sauteed shrimp.