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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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98
world-class

8,222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,222
Reviews: 1,968
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 854
Gots: 1,184 | 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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Reviews by Emerson1310:
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Emerson1310

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the very first craft I tried that tastes of citrus and grapefruit from the first sip to the last, without fading to pines and resins.

A: Nice golden color with 3-finger head. Lots of active carbonation in the glass. Good lacing too.

S: Just tons of citrus and tropical fruits!! No malt smells.

T: Wonderful!! LOTS of citrus; orange and grapefruit. What fascinated me about this beer is the fruity taste which never fades out into hops and bitterness. Clean, tongue-washing mouth-feel. No hop buildup at all.

O: Only problem I have with this is its availability...Tis very hard to get!!! A super fantastic IPA, right up there with Pliny and HopSlam.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 20:00:50 | More by Emerson1310
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,222 ratings.