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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

8,397 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,397
Reviews: 1,973
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 875
Gots: 1,262 | 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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AWolfAtTheDoor

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this bottle a while back, but have been waiting for something special to have it. Skyping with a good friend seemed the perfect occasion.

Poured from my Limited Edition bomber into my Upland tumbler. Nice coppery color, with a respectable head.

Smells terrific. Lots of citrus, grapefruit being dominant.

More of the same from the taste. Its citrusy (lots of grapefruit) but they positively nailed the malt backbone. If you've read many of my other reviews, you will know that I am an absolute stickler for balance. This beer nailed it.

Mouthfeel is nice. Mild-medium carbonation like an IPA should be.

Utterly drinkable. Limited Release makes it hard to drink a ton of this, but this is an exceptional beer and should be sought out and bought should you find it in a store!

Serving type: bottle

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,397 ratings.