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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

8,542 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,542
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 886
Gots: 1,335 | 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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beagle75

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy light orange color with a diminishing one-finger white foam head. Lacing on the glass is light.

S: Appealing aromatic hops that take on some similarities to perfumed hand soap after repeated whiffs. While no malts are detectable in the smell there is a slight note of alcohol, which I am surprised to find there.

T: There is substantial bitterness present and it arrives quickly after sipping. This results in a very pleasant simultaneous tasting of big, fresh citrus and melon flavors with bracing bitterness. Slight biscuit malt is detected in the finish, as the hops fade.

M: Light but dry texture with moderate carbonation.

D: Highly drinkable if you crave a good IPA like I do, but at 7% abv the alcohol content is a little high for the style. This beer blurs the line between the single and double IPA categories. Sculpin seems less balanced than some other single IPAs I enjoy, such as Racer 5, Marin IPA, and even BP Bigeye. It is strikingly similar to GF West Coast IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 03:14:10 | More by beagle75
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,542 ratings.