Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,426 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,426
Reviews: 2,120
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 2,301 | 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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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

People always told me to try this and for whatever reason I never have. Very happy I just did. Haven’t smelled/tasted this much melon in anything else except Maine Beer Co. "Another One." I think this is my new go-to IPA. The bomber is great but i really like the six packs that seem new to the area (Mass/NH).

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not familiar with Ballast Point Brewing before tonight, this was served as part of a tasting flight at Whole Foods in a 4 oz. tasting glass...

tonight, I am compaing it with some other IPA's on tap at Whole Foods: Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA, Mother Road Lost Highway Black IPA, Dragoon IPA, and the standard for double IPA's Dogfish Head 90. I will also pour a Stone IPA from a bottle before the evening is over...

color and appearance are a dark honey yellow with a head that at about 1/4" and settles down to a thin foam

smell is very fruity - it has hints of citrus and apricot, not much malted barley present

taste is nice and result in a very pleasant mouthfeel, with a citrus aftertast

In my search for the perfect IPA, this one is probably in the top 20.

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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Caramel-amber, small but full dirty white head, excellent laces
S - Citrus, fruit floral, slight hops
T - Medium-full bodied, caramel malt, fruity, bright hops, crisp bitters
M- Balanced, smooth, with a snap
O - Exemplary IPA, high ABV means home drinking or somebody drives - too good for just one or two...

Served in a 16 oz pint glass at the Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,426 ratings.