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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

8,524 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,524
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 883
Gots: 1,326 | FT: 45
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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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Received this in a trade from Heymanivxx - thank you!

Poured from bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer pours with a slight hazy gold color with a 2 finger creamy white bubbly head with nice lacing and retention.

S - Great tropical hints up front: pineapple, passion fruit, orange, and apples. There is not much malt aroma but it's a nice smell for sure.

T/M - After the aroma I expected a sweet fruity flavor, I didn't get much of that. It starts crisp on the tongue. Quickly transitions to a subdued flavor I got in the aroma and meets a medium bitterness with a nice sweet malt character for a nice balance. The beer ends slightly sweet with a mild bitterness and incredibly smooth. Good carbonation and light to medium mouthfeel.

D - Yes

Overall, I was pleased with this beer and I'd highly recommend it. I don't know how fresh this sample was bit it tasted great and I wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-03-2011 02:39:54

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 18:01:04 | More by hopfacebrew
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,524 ratings.