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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

8,251 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,251
Reviews: 1,969
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 860
Gots: 1,195 | 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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ElSid

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Beers of California

#1

Freshness Date: 9/28/12

A: Hazy golden orange with a finger of off white foam siting atop this spectacular looking brew. The head dissipates leaving behind patches of floating foam.

S: A beautiful melange of fruit aromas: pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. The fruit is balanced with a piney earthiness along with a faint spiciness.

T: The first flavors, released after a good vigorous pour, match the nose: pineapple, citrus including grapefruit and maybe even some hint of tangerine, and tropical flavors, mostly ripe yellow mango. The earthiness then comes through consisting of freshly cut grass, pine and also a strong herbalness. The beer finishes with a tangy spice which comes through more notably as the beer settles. Although the hops take the show, they are founded on a biscuity somewhat caramel sweet maltiness.

M: The hop oils coat the mouth allowing the hop flavors to linger and be fully appreciated. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel appropriate for an IPA.

O: As a proud California native, it is my goal to chronicle the many brews that have their roots in this great state that I love so dear. Where best to start but with this west coast IPA which has managed to separate itself from an already competitive class. A great single IPA which really showcases the depth of hop flavors. Somewhat pricey at $14.99 for a sixer at BevMo although well worth it given the quality of this brew. A world class single IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 02:27:28 | More by ElSid
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,251 ratings.