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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

9,264 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,264
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 952
Gots: 1,697 | FT: 47
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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12oz cold can w/freshness date into tulip

Appearance - Hazed over golden orange, 1 finger head recedes pretty fast and leaves some spotty lacing

Smell - Clean and light tropical fruits up front mixed with some citrus, then light bready malts. Very subdued.

Feel/Taste - Medium body with ample scrubbing carb carries the flavors well, pretty smooth. Taste is a lot like nose; light tropical/stone fruit hops mixed with a bit of lemony/grapefruit citrus up front quickly bow out to the light, biscuity malts, then a moderate lingering hop bitterness sets in for the finish, but flavor leans to the malty side. Very subdued flavors, too.

Overall - Disappointed with this one. I feel that this can may have been mishandled at some point, because that's how this IPA tastes - the hops just seemed... diminished and faded. Thing is, the can was just over 2 months old, which may not be optimal, but isn't exactly "old" in my book, not even for an IPA. Maybe this is an IPA that drops off faster than some? I'm bummed for now that I have to rate this so low given it's cult status: I'll try to obtain a fresher one at some point to re-rate.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,264 ratings.