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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

8,424 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,424
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
Gots: 1,271 | 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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jampics2

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extra from SwillinBrew. Thanks, Gil - this was a great bonus! Split with a buddy pre-gaming for a trip downtown to see a hockey game.

Golden orange, nice snow-white head.

Smells like heaven. Nice blend of peaches, oranges, pineapple, and other tropical citruses. Wow, the anticipation is killing me!

Tastes like heaven. Almost perfect. Malt takes a back seat, but is there with a little toast. The star of the show is the over-the-head smash from the hops. This is brilliant! I'm getting a ton of grapefruit and orange, plus the bitterness hits on a few peaks before subsiding. Guiness dudes, say it with me, This is brilliant - BRILLIANT!

Mouth is good, not great, but good. A touch too sharp, but the right consistency and feel going down.

Drinkability is great for a stronger hop bomb. Sure it wrecks a little havok on the pallate, but it doesn't leave me dried out or over-stimulated. I loved this world class beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 16:56:49 | More by jampics2
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,424 ratings.