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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,327 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7327
Reviews: 1914
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A deep orange color. Cloudy. 1/2 finger bubbly white head which hung around. Some lacing

S awesome. Tropical fruit juice. Smells deliciously fresh!

T awesome! Just like it smells. Fresh tropical fruit juices, primarily orange and maybe some passion fruit. Bitter dry aftertaste which hangs around leaving you wanting to take another drink. One of the best tasting ipas ive had.

M very very nice. Moderate carbonation. Some malt here but its just right. Very drinkable and so refreshing.

O excellent beer. Would like to blind taste this, pte, zd & ht. Im only docking it slightly b/c as the beer warmed the citrus flavors seemed to be overtaken a bit by the little malt that was present. Still this beer was delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 00:14:40 | More by DrewskiWhit
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,327 ratings.