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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

8,542 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,542
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 887
Gots: 1,338 | 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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ryan1788a5

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

A: Clear golden orange with a thick, creamy, white two finger head. Retention is good and leaves behind sticky lacing.

S: Pine, melon rind, fruity citrus notes, and faint hints of a sweet grainy malt base.

T: Fruity and bitter. Honeydew melon, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and orange. Pine is there, but not as apparent as it was on the nose. Grainy malt base tries to poke through at times and just barely succeeds intermittently. Fruity, juicy, bitter hop tastes remain on the tongue for a long time.

M: Mouthfeel is great: light and creamy with moderate carbonation.

D: Very high. This is an awesome beer. Tasty as hell and an absolute pleasure to drink.

Notes: Excellent beer. Bitter, but brimming with vibrant, juicy fruit flavors. Perfect West Coast IPA, and easily one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Great from the bottle if you can find it fresh, but a damn near religious experience on tap. Mandarin orange and grapefruit tastes are really augmented.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 00:44:19 | More by ryan1788a5
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,542 ratings.