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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

8,518 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,518
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 882
Gots: 1,324 | 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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yamar68

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to corregidore for this tasty extra! The last time I had a Sculpin, they didn't print dates on the labels but it tasted way past its prime. I'm stoked to finally get the chance to try it fresh. This one is marked ENJOY BY 10/27/12. Dope. Poured from bomber to pint:

Pours a clear gold with minimal beading and a half finger of white head that retains rather well. Good lacing.

Great on the nose - mango is the first thing that comes to mind. It's definitely got that bright fruit character but more geared towards tropical, non-citrus. Smells delicious.

Super smooth. More of that sweet fruit surfaces. This beer beautifully demonstrates the versatility of the hop flower. Very tropical with virtually no perceived bitterness. Tasty.

Thanks for the delicious beer, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 01:11:49 | More by yamar68
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,518 ratings.