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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

8,534 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,534
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 885
Gots: 1,332 | 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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dmgeng

Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this one because it is routinely dubbed as one of the best beers in america.

A - Beautiful copper color. Nice white head with nice lacing. Clear beer.

S - Amazing hop nose with strong Pacific NW hops. Very citrus hop character that pulls you in. Not really any other scents coming through at 40 degrees.

T - Has a great hop flavor that holds the beer nicely on the tongue . It's a nice IPA that has everything you would desire in an IPA. Light hints of malt and a subtle ale character that make gives it some balance but definitely a hop heavy brew. Nice moderate bitter finish along with some alcohol make this a great drinking beer.

M - Moderate mouth-feel in the middle but the hops linger and the bitterness quenches. Great carbonation making the beer really pop.

Overall, a terrific NW IPA. I really enjoyed this IPA based on the pronounced hops and a drinkable feel. I'd definitely recommend it for the great flavor. A word of caution I did get pretty sleepy after two of these so don't drink and drive with this bad boy.

Glass- shaker pint

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 11:16:42 | More by dmgeng
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,534 ratings.