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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

9,654 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,654
Reviews: 2,056
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 979
Gots: 1,876 | FT: 41
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a big bottle of this from the good folks at Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, Pa. There was a lot of hype around this brew and I'd had the good fortune of trying Ballast's Big Eye IPA, so I was pretty excited to try this brew.

A: Starts with a light, cloudy amber body and a good thick head which has good lacing.

S: Classic grapefruit and citrus aromas fill the glass in anticipation of a great sip.

T: Opens up with citrus and grapefruit flavors (much more so than Big Eye which has more caramel) then quickly some pine and hoppy bitterness show up on the back end. Has a nice bitter finish, a classic West Coast IPA.

M: Medium body with solid carbonation.

D: Another fantastic brew from Ballast Point, they really did a nice job making this distinctive of Big Eye. Still, I have to say for all the hype associated with this brew, Big Eye is basically on par (I gave it a 4.4). A great beer, well deserving of accolades and one every beer lover should try if they get the chance. Special thanks again to Abe's Cold beer for being such a great supplier of hard ot find brews!

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,654 ratings.