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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

8,548 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,548
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 889
Gots: 1,342 | 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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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Ffejherb for picking up a bottle of this for me.

Pours a clear golden amber with thick foamy eggshellish white head head into a tumbler pint. Great retention and some lovely lacing latticework. Smells of citrus fruits, some floral hops, caramel, biscuit, and pine, just like a San Diego IPA should. Tastes of resinous pine up front followed by mango, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit, and peaches that lingers but lets out some honey, toasted grains, and fresh baked biscuit maltiness in the backend. Finishes with some orange and lemon zestiness. Medium in body with some gentle carbonation that pops ever so slightly. Smooth yet slick with a nice balance. Could possibly use just a bit more malt emphasis, but that may just be nitpicking. A phenomenal IPA that is very refreshing, extremely easy to drink, and totally epitomizes the San Diego lifestyle. Cracking open a bottle of this I am instantly relaxed and happy.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 22:58:01 | More by HopDerek
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,548 ratings.