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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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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
super clean and bright orange hue, 1 full finger of nicely stacked white head, a decent amount of carbonation is bubbling up from the bottom keeping the head akimbo, nothing unusual here, kind of standard plus but nothing is off at all

nose...
slightly green hop aroma with a leaning towards grapefruit and citrus notes, some tropical sweetness in the back under the hop blanket, pretty standard fare

taste etc...
nicely carbonated, much like everything else in this brew this is sort of your average IPA (not that that is a bad thing), decent hop and bitter bite, a little kick in the ABV, mild fruit flavor, the mouthfeel is really nice on this one, sort of just slick enough to coat but yet drys up nicely inviting the next sip

verdict?
pretty standard (good) IPA, definitely try it on tap if it is an option, nice in all categories just nothing mind blowing, a well crafted IPA

Serving type: growler

08-04-2013 05:25:27 | More by Ego
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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.