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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

8,488 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,488
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 881
Gots: 1,312 | 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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dbhall

South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow. great beer. poured from bomber. the color is so nice: orange/peach color. great carbonation with an awesome head. smells like peaches and citrus with some hops. extreme pleasant smell. the taste is incredible. great hops, and some initial peach flavor. how a great ipa should be. mouth is crisp with a very clean finish. i drank the whole bomber, and this was a very easy thing to do.

great beer. cant wait to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 18:39:26 | More by dbhall
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A: Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a short white head. Good retention.

S: Floral grapefruit hop aroma stands out with a wee bit of grape. Smells like a wheat field after a spring rain. Light malt aroma and some mild citrus.

T: Very bright Grapefruit malt flavor. Some mild lemon peel and semi-sweet light caramel malt. This has a big malt flavor and a slow but steady hop bitterness. Bitterness arrives late and is matched with a citrusy dry finish. Bitterness is not harsh at all, very mild and smooth. Aftertaste is very nice but doesn't last too long.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,488 ratings.