Ballast Point Brewing Company
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Format: 355ml Bottle
The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. Founded in 1992, the Mart continues to be a catalyst for the San Diego brewing scene, setting the trend for handcrafted ales. Inspired by our customers, employees and brewers, the Sculpin IPA is bright with aromas of apricot, peach, mango and lemon. Its lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. This delicious Ballast Point Ale took a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Pro Am category. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin is considered some of the most tasty. Something that has a sting but tastes great, sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.
Rated 100 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
This is a great beer
The piney and fruity flavours blend well with the high alcohol to deliver a lovely taste. One of my favourite beers.
Very similar to their Big Eye IPA, and equally as good. You wouldn't know it was 7%. Makes for very dangerously easy drinking, lots of citrus/pine. Recommended highly!
This is Da Bomb !
One of the best versions of West Coast US IPA's you will ever get. 10/10
Wouldn't order again
Loved this beer when I was at their brewery in San Diego, however it does not travel well to Australia. The beer tasted off and had gained an excessively boozy taste.
Terrific example of a good, American IPA
Having already become well familiar with Ballast Point's Big Eye, I was keen to try the Sculpin, which I'd heard so much about online. Not quite as harsh on the palate as the aforementioned (despite the same ABV), the Sculpin offers more of the fruitier undertones, whilst still maintaining those bold IPA characteristics and nice aroma. Will buy again :)
Delicious, classic West Coast IOA! I wish it was more commonly available in Australia! Very tasty!
Apricot nose. Apricot and mango flavours. Oily mouthfeel. Tangy, bitter drying finish. Mango linger. Great!! Heaps better than I expected.