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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

8,545 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,545
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 889
Gots: 1,340 | 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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garymuchow

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4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

13311 - so reasonably fresh.
Huge billowy head. Quite clear golden amber. Can't pour full bottle into SN IPA glass due to size of the head.
Fresh west coast hopping and very pleasant aroma. Hint of hop oil and pale malt background. Solid, but not exceptional.
Nice mix of flavors and very nice balance. Hop flavors throughout and firm bittering on the extended finish. Malting lacks any strong sweetness. Hops give some grassiness and push intensity without going to the point of unpleasant.
Good feel. Soft and enjoyable fullness to the moderate feel.
This is good. I've had several bottles now and I enjoy this one the most, but it's not to the point of the current mean (4.41). Also I can do just as enjoyable for less cost.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 18:48:52 | More by garymuchow
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,545 ratings.