Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Luckiest Beer
One of the best IPAs I've ever had in a bottle maybe the luckiest.
My friend Tron and I hit Belmont Station, one of Portland's best selections for micro-brews in a bottle, to grab a sixer to bring to a poker tournament friend reunion.
Ballast Point - Sculpin was one of the most expensive six-packs I've seen in the cheap beer heaven of Portlandia at about $16. Tron said he'd tried it once and it was really good, but we saw the price and almost dismissed it. Then he pointed out that it'd probably bring us luck at the tables. I mean its called the Sculpin, and the art on the label is dope. So we went with it. This is every thing an IPA should be. Very hoppy, without bitterness, literally no bitterness or bad lingering aftertaste at all. And the kicker, we split 1st and 2nd place in the tournament (well I haggled my way into us splitting it 45%/45% and playing one last hand for the last 10% of the pot, which he won).
Dylan rating: 10 out of 10 bottles.
Overall synopsis: The Sculpin has earned its place as my official beer for poker games in Portland.