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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

9,665 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,665
Reviews: 2,056
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 979
Gots: 1,882 | 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: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, dated enjoy by 8/4/13, into a tulip glass. Appears a light copper color with a decent fluffy off-white head. Good lacing and head retention.

Aroma is full of citrus and floral notes, with some alcohol and little hint of sweetness. Taste is also full of citrus and finishes quite bitter. From the beginning of the sip to the swallow, all that comes through is citrusy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is very interesting. It's smooth at first, but the sting of carbonation follows quickly, and then it finishes slightly sticky. Overall, this is a very good IPA, however, it didn't blow me away as I had hoped. In an overloaded market of IPAs, there are many options with better value, that are just as good.

zimm421, May 06, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sculpin 12oz. Can poured into 16oz. Goose Island Pint Glass @ Hawthorne's Cafe in Philadelphia

A: A perfect orange/burnt amber tone and a slightly spotty head following decent froth.

S: Fresh, very sweet hopiness. Almost gives off the aroma of confectionery lozenges.

T: Sweet tones backed up by a killer bitter hop kick of resin.

M: Thin. Dry. Perfect levels of maltiness.

OVERALL: Hits the palate in waves and only thins out towards the end of the sip as the perfect flavors all come forward at once. This is what IPA's should taste and look like!

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,665 ratings.