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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

8,532 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 8,532
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 885
Gots: 1,331 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really wonderful IPA. Love at first sip.

Served out of the 22 oz. bottle into my Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine specialty goblet.

Cloudy orangish, golden color. A nice micro-bubbly head sizzles to the surface. I love beers like this where the head seems to come from within. Some beers you pour and if you poured heavily enough you'd have a glass full of foam. But beers like Sculpin have this head that literally bubbles up from the liquid itself forming a respectable, though not billowing head. It sticks around and you get some great lacing all the way down the glass.

Smells absolutely wonderful. Fruit, citrus, pine resin. You can tell they put a variety of hops into this one to create this bouquet of wonder.

Taste is remarkable. Some of my favorite IPAs (or Imperial IPAs) have this tremendous quality of being hoppy as hell, but also super smooth, drinkable and light-bodied. It seems oxymoronic, but the bitterness of this one is rather pleasant. I love the piny quality of this one, along with a cornucopia of other fruity flavors from citrus to something subtropical or tropical like a mango or nectarine.

Real light-bodied and gentle. Just caresses your palette.

I am absolutely in love with this beer and want more of it. I hope Ballast keeps coming with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 05:59:30 | More by ghetto90007
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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 8,532 ratings.