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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

8,439 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,439
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 874
Gots: 1,279 | 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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troysoy2

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Here's hoping this one wasn't chilling on the shelf too long!

This is a good looking IPA. Really impressive finger and a half of head, fluffy eggshell. Amber body with lots of tiny bubbles. Impressive lacing, almost looks like a mineral formation on the side of the glass.

The smell is great, and manages to be unique, thanks to a fresh, almost minty aroma. Plenty of piney hops, and what seems to be a sturdy malt background.

The taste definitely carries over the mintyness from the smell, while also delivering on the hop bitterness from front to back. The well carbonated mouthfeel matches up with a dry (but not too dry) finish.

This is a really good IPA... if only the price didn't make my wallet cry. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 05:32:55 | More by troysoy2
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,439 ratings.