Friday, March 1, 2013
Game Day Beer Review: Ballast Point Brewing Sculpin American IPA
(7.00% ABV) Sculpin was poured from the bottle while relaxing at the farlieonfootie world headquarters on a recent evening. The beer was drunk from a new Spieglau glass which has been specially designed to accentuate the flavors and scents of India Pale Ales.
The beer appeared a deep gold color with a luscious, pillowy head of pure white foam. Scuplpin smelled both hoppy and fruity. Upon bringing the glass to our nose, we got the distinct impression of freshly cut pineapple.
This was a delicious beer, full of both hops and tropical fruits. The hops stay with you on the bitter finish, but are not overly aggressive. This is a great example of the west coast style of brewing IPAs and is very highly recommended. A+