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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

8,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,457
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 876
Gots: 1,289 | 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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Thingus

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3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into Delirium Tulip, Live tasting...

Appearance; pours a beautiful golden orange color, two fingers of thick straw colored head... Retention is moderate with very minimal lacing on my glass...

Smell; truthfully a tad underwhelming, I was expecting more out of this, I get very subdued pine and hits of citrus... Mango, pineapple...

Taste; matches the smell... Very subdued, slightly bitter on the finish, but nothing extraordinary... Perhaps I am expecting too much given recent IPA experiences, maybe this bottle sat too long? Not sure, but I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be...

Mouthfeel; medium bodied, slightly effervescent... Just a hint of bitterness on the finish... Seems oddly viscous for an IPA...

Overall; I've certainly had worse IPA's however this one left me feeling slightly underwhelmed... I'll pick up another bottle at some point to compare but as of now, color me unimpressed

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 04:38:20 | More by Thingus
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,457 ratings.