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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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98
world-class

8,174 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,174
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 845
Gots: 1,155 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006)
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0110x011

California

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado SD

A - pours a crystal clear straw/gold. Thin white head is nice and tight, with moderate lace.

S - Very fruity. Major citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Huge tangerine. Floral. Some breadyness.

T - Fruity sweetness on the front end, which continues through the middle to the back. The bready, floral aspect comes through in the middle, with a bitter hop bite at the back end. Long, hoppy finish.

M - a bit on the thin side. I like a touch more body in my IPAs. Carbonation is tight. Nice and smooth.

D - hides the abv exceptionally well. Would be quite sessionable if it weren't for the rarity.

A good, solid IPA. Would be one of the best if it weren't so hard to come by. Do yourself a favor. Don't sell your soul to a bottle. Do that for a bottle of Alesmith IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2009 02:06:51 | More by 0110x011
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,174 ratings.