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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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98
world-class

8,508 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,508
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,320 | 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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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

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

A: Amber body, slow-rising champagne-like bubbles. Huge foamy off-white head.

S: Very fruity. Orange marmalade and mango. Very tropical.

T: It's very crisp, lovely and bitter but well balanced with a dry orange marmalade flavour. There's just a touch of sweetness. There's some rindy earthiness but it's not present in every swig. The aftertaste is a slight perfumey mango and at points it's hard not to believe there's actual fruit infused into it, even though it's not overkill. I even get a dash of lime every now and then. For a hop forward beer all the flavours are very nicely balanced and elegantly restrained, yet not meek by any stretch of the imagination.

M: Perfect mouthfeel for this type of beer. It's just the right thickness but has an eleganant kind of lightness and it's not astringient in the slightest.

O: Of the dozen or so American IPAs I've sampled this was by far the best.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 09:31:43 | More by Hoppsbabo
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,508 ratings.