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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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klkatz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

served from a 22-oz bottle into a pint glass... moments before the Eagles/Texans game. Go Birds!

smell - YES! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout... that's the smell an American Style IPA should have... hops, floral, grapefruit... all this before pouring the bottle... it explodes out of the bottle like an anxious genie. (I give it a 5)

Appearance - looks crisp... honey in color... transparent, like apple juice. Thick white head... like my college baseball coach, Ace Brogna. He had a thick head of white hair. (4)

Taste - Bitter. You want bitter? You can't handle bitter. After the first sip I think: "t's a good tasting beer, but I think I've had better." Second sip: Nutty flavor? still crisp like expected and bitter.... could be balanced better.

The mouthfeel is strong. It sticks with you, until your next sip.

Drinkability - I'm not going wild over it... it's going down, but not as smooth as I'd like. Maybe it's a summer beer... it's 34 degrees in Philadelphia tonight... maybe I should have a porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 01:20:44 | More by klkatz
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,534 ratings.