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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

8,553 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,553
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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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Best by 9/22/13 (it was consumed before this date)
A- There was a touch of haze to the golden body with strands of carbonation and a sticky eggshell white thin cream of head on top.

S- The fresh pale malt leads to some earthy pungent hops in the finish. The hops grow as the beer opens.

T- The pungent note of hops leads to a green unripe fruit hops with a woody hop finish that lingers without much bitterness. There is a sweetness hint in the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that compliments the hops nicely.

O- Nice strong hop flavor with a good hint of malt support. Good depth to the hop profile aswell.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:46:24 | More by rhoadsrage
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Aroma leads with a good deal of hops, citrus, and pine. Nicely balanced.

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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.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,553 ratings.