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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

8,513 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,513
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,320 | 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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DeFaz

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a very light orange color, almost straw color. Few carbonation bubbles can be seen. The head is fairly short.

Smell: Very pleasant aromas in the smell, although the smell itself isn't as strong as I would like.

Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, and some pine from the hops. A touch of malt to balance, but the hops work here the most. Fairly complex with all of the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Excellent. The thickness of the beer is spot on, and the carbonation is very good, although maybe a touch much. The beer finishes nicely despite the dryness and bitterness at the beginning of the taste.

Overall: This beer goes down incredible easy, has a nice flavor and nose profile (although neither are quite as pronounced as I would like) and an excellent mouthfeel. In my opinion the beer doesn't live all the way up to its hype, but it's still something I'd seek out again.



Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:27:08 | More by DeFaz
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,513 ratings.