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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

7,319 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7319
Reviews: 1914
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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UTCengOwl

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First day BP's in Texas. You know I've gotta try out the Sculpin. Bought a six pack at Lone Star and cracked one into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

This beer looks... beautiful. Perfect white head. Beautiful clear golden body accentuated by the Sam Adams glass.

The beer smells like pineapple with a bit of a bitter tinge at the end. Much smoother than I would have thought. Nice, but not fantastic.

The body itself is crisp, but I find myself wanting a little more. I find this to be vary similar to Lagunitas Sucks, but I liked the sucks more. It was more rounded and it was a bit more bitter.

Even though this doesn't quite meet my expectations, it's beyond solid and very easy to drink. I just wish the flavors did a bit more for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 02:32:06 | More by UTCengOwl
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Bottle marked SC 421 14022 at 45 degrees into a standard pint glass
Aroma of red pine
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Lacing good – uneven rings with many gaps, tiny bubbles
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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