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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

8,424 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,424
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
Gots: 1,271 | 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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Torps

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with very minute hints of amber. Very generous fluffy white head with a healthy amount of lacing. Looks great, though when I had this on tap I'd say it was a bit more clear and yellow.. befitting a west coast IPA.

Pineapply, citrusy, piney, resinous hops dominate the aroma. Bit of breadiness denote the malt profile. I detect a little medicinal aroma, perhaps from the abv.

Taste is in the typical west coast vein. Hop bomb! Lots of citrus fruitiness, with bitterness and astringency from the hops on the back side. I admit I'm one who doesn't get the hype behind dIPA's of the hop heavy variety. I'd rate Sculpin as very similar to PtE, though Sculpin has a stronger malt profile. Both are excellent dIPA's.

Mouthfeel is good. A bit chewy. Doesn't wreck your palate completely like say a Hopsickle. Carbonation is lively.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 23:07:39 | More by Torps
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,424 ratings.