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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

8,515 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,515
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,323 | 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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airohead2001

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

HUGE thanks to glazeman for this one. This has been one of my biggest wants since I've been getting into craft beer, and it surely did not disappoint.

A - Gold. Seriously, this beer looks like gold with a little bit of haziness. Fluffy two finger head that quickly fades to a persistent film of white bubbles. Wonderful lacing that coats my Westvleteren snifter.

S - Oranges, light lemons, cloves, and mild pines. Light and nicely balanced.

T - Similar to the smell, balance is the word. By far the most balanced IPA I have ever had. The taste begins with fruity hops up front - oranges and tangerines - and finishes with light bitter pines. Nothing harsh - nothing too sweet. The balance is perfect. It's not the most complex beer I've had, but for a beer that is so light and drinkable, it is definitely the tastiest.

M - Average mouthfeel - pretty thin, but appropriate for the light taste.

D - The most drinkable craft beer I have ever tasted. Outstanding. Just perfect. As drinkable as a Miller Lite and a billion times tastier.

This is a session beer - one I can drink one after the other. None of the layers of citrus hops, piney hops ,or malts are that complex, and the mouthfeel is pretty thin. However, for a relatively light beer that packs a great flavor, Sculpin IPA is the way to go. I would order this at ANY bar where it is on the menu and would purchase at least one bottle at any store where it is in stock.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 04:28:05 | More by airohead2001
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,515 ratings.