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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

8,556 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,556
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 891
Gots: 1,348 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange color with lots of carbonation bubbles. A good sized white foam head, with decent retention.

Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.

Taste starts with a little bit of citrus and some strong toasted malts. Grapefruit, with a little bit of peaches and pineapple. Hint of caramel. Relatively bitter, but it works well with the citrus and malts. The citrus stays on the tongue for the aftertaste. One of the best tasting beers I've ever had.

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Overall, I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpin. Even still it exceeded expectations. I've had a few from Ballast Point prior to this that didn't wow me, but this one is one of my new favorites.

Serving type: bottle

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,556 ratings.