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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

8,422 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,422
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 872
Gots: 1,269 | 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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shacawgo24

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4.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-Orange/amber. Decent white head. Foamy. Bubbly lacing like after-tide foam. Held to light becomes shiny and golden.

S-Apricot. Peach. Mango. Pineapple. Papaya. Cream. Orange. Lemon. Lime. Hops and malts can be plucked out if you're not hypnotized by the fruit arrangement playing on the nose. Floral perfume. Best smelling beer.

T-Like biting into multiple fruits at once. Creamy peaches. Yogurt-y via head foam. Apricot. Pineapple. Orange. Lemon. Lime. Any and every tropical fruit washes over tongue. A paragraph of fruits alone can be listed. Grapefruit can be detected, but I feel Sculpin to be more sweet than bitter-hoppy. Malt and pine exist. The fruits are just so dominating, like actual fruits were squeezed into the beer.

M-Low/moderate body. Medium carbonation. Typical quality IPA feel. You feel like you're drinking carbonated juice. With malt and hops inside.

O-One really can't name an IPA BETTER than Sculpin. Only a two or three finger, not even a handful, of choices that are ON PAR. For myself, Bell's-Two Hearted Ale is an example. Sculpin is the most sensory balanced IPA that opts to focus on the tropical smell and taste above all. A fridge is not a fridge without Sculpin in it at all times.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 00:33:45 | More by shacawgo24
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,422 ratings.