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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

8,544 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,544
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 887
Gots: 1,339 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. No bottling date.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A crisp and juicy tropical citrus hop driven aroma with a nice sweet malt backing. Big scent of ripe and juicy hops upfront. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, apricot, passion fruit, lemon, melon, and peach. Herbal hints of spicy pine resin. Also some earthy hints of grass. Soft bready pale malt background with hints of sweet caramel, biscuit, yeast, grains, and cracker. A very good West Coast IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a very juicy hop forward taste with a big citrus fruit presence and a soft malt backing. Big presence of ripe and juicy citrus hops upfront with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, lemon, tangerine, melon, pineapple, and peach. Notes of herbal pine resin along with some earthy grassy hops. Sweet pale malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Very juicy and citrus forward but still nicely balanced with the bitterness. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily. Bitter but still fairly smooth. Finishes dry.

Overall: A really great West Coast style IPA. Great citrus hop flavors. Bold and bitter but balanced and far from overwhelming. Great to have these guys in Minnesota now.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 07:21:11 | More by MattyG85
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,544 ratings.