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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

8,435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,435
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 873
Gots: 1,276 | 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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LarryK

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4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange-hued, a bit on the lighter orange side for an IPA.

Smell: Fairly straightforward west coast IPA aroma, if a bit subdued.

Taste: A very flavorful, easy-drinking IPA. Despite the presence of numerous hops -- CTZ, Chinook, Cascade, Northern Brewer, Centennial, Galena, Amarillo, among others – none of them particularly stand out, though this isn’t a bad thing. The Simcoe/Amarillo dry-hop definitely announces itself ahead of the other flavors, with mild spice and citrus, but again, nothing too overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium, a bit tart likely due to the presence of Simcoe.

Overall: A very good IPA, though there are a fair number of other west coast IPAs I would take over Sculpin if I were stranded on a desert island and had to choose just one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 18:38:48 | More by LarryK
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,435 ratings.