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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

8,565 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,565
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 889
Gots: 1,355 | FT: 44
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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Aiptasia

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4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at kickbacks gastropub in Jacksonville, on tap in a 16 oz. pint glass.

A: Fluid amber color dominating the pint with a hoop ring of glossy white 1/2" head. Softly bubbling up the sides of the glass.

S: Soft subtle aromas of newly broken earth and citrus.

T: Frighteningly subtle. Very evenly balanced flavors of noble hops with a dry malt backbone.

M: Emptied the glass in no time. Very easy to drink.

O: A great beer, one i'd be proud of. Matches well to any one of many adaptable situations. Great beer to pair with food.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 16:18:46 | More by Aiptasia
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Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.

Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,565 ratings.