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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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98
world-class

8,549 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,549
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 891
Gots: 1,344 | 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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vitALEity

California

3.64/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had many, many Sculpins. On tap, cans and bottles. I usually love it and considered it one of the better CA IPA's that are widely available. However, I recently picked up a fresh Sculpin bottle (new label, 13252 date) after going all cans for the past several months. I have to say, this is disappointing. Its totally different then the cans in aroma, taste and mouthfeel.

A: light orange/pale/good head. Nothing wrong here

S: Some spicy/resin/pine with a good amount of bready malt. I would guess that they stopped dry hopping this as much as they used to. Its very different.

T: more bitter than usual, less hop fruit and more hop "spice" (makes me think too much Nelson hops?) and more bready malt then I used to experience with Sculpin. The bitter/spice/bread is not what I want in a fresh, hop forward, CA IPA.

M: The mouth-feel is medium. Kind of a harsh/sharp/over carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 00:16:55 | More by vitALEity
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,549 ratings.