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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

8,450 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,450
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 875
Gots: 1,286 | FT: 45
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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4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A clear, bright copper body with lots of active carbonation bubbles. A big, thick, soapy off-whtie head with fantastic retention; it leaves great lacing too. Good looking beer.

The aroma is powerful as soon as you pop the cap of this one. All kinds of hops. Fruity pineapple, apricot, citrus all with a touch of sweetness from the malt.

This is a great beer. The big hop aromas carry over to the flavor. Once again, all kinds of fruity hop flavors come through; pineapple, apricot, grapefruit and a good touch of bitterness. Just enough malt backbone to balance it out.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, good and oily.

This beer is fantastic, one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Maybe THE best.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 15:20:34 | More by Hojaminbag
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,450 ratings.