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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,286 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7286
Reviews: 1913
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%


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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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Date: 21 July 2011
Glass: Piratt tulip snifter ~50cl
Type: 12fl oz bottle

I think the Earth just stopped moving.

Poured gently for a 2-finger head, into a wispy film, average lacing, color is sediment-filled amber-orange.

Where to begin.... Cracking this beer fills the air with fresh hops like you've never smelled before. Unreal.

Aroma. Aroma, aroma, aroma.... lovely fresh tart grapefruit hops, lemon bitters. They are the only things I smell, but they are above and beyond.

Taste begins with very sugary grapefruit without any acidity, into lemon. Honestly, these hops are perfect, and nowhere near overpowering. Plentiful, yet not burdensome.

Mouthfeel? How is this possibly a single IPA? This is the by far the single best single IPA I've ever tasted. Screw writing more of this review. BUY THIS BEER.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 23:32:38 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 7,286 ratings.