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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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world-class

8,501 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,501
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 883
Gots: 1,317 | 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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notalagerlugger

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer without hearing anything about this beer or Ballast Point. I tried another IPA from ballast point, big eye IPA it was ok but when I opened the Sculpin the aroma was awesome. Tropical fruit filled my nose and a peach , apricot, mango and citrus flavor hit my taste buds and then a nice dry bitter finish. I live in Indianapolis and I can not get this beer but I drive an hour and a half to Champaign, IL to get it. Sculpin is ten bucks for a bomber and I will not spend that much very often on a beer. I have bought 2 cases of bombers so far. It is the best IPA I have had. It is also the best beer I have had. It is a fruit hop foward beer that I could drink everyday. I tend to like all the fruit hop foward beers but many are only good to have 1 or 2 before your taste buds are over saturated, this beer is exceptional

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:01:18 | More by notalagerlugger
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,501 ratings.