Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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10,422 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,422
Reviews: 2,119
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,051
Gots: 2,294 | 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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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden color gave way to a thick billowing head that lasted for quite a while and laced well.

Tremendously fragrant the scent can be caught from as far as three feet from the snifter. Huge citrus notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and dare I say watermelon.

The flavor does not hold the fruitiness of the scent nearly as well but a more balanced citrus, malt and piney hop flavor comes out on the tongue. The flavors are strong but never overpowering the other. This balance lends to feel as a very smooth, light and crisp feel causes the ale to drink dangerously easy. 7 ABV will not hurt you as bad but it reminds you that this is not a DIPA, yet so much fragrance and flavor comes from a littler package.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours light amber color with thick foamy head. Good head retention and excellent lacing. Hoppy, piney aroma that is slightly citric. Malty taste up front, followed by mod piney hop. Very good transition from malt to hops in this one. Mod bitter piney aftertaste. It is really a very good IPA. Oddly enough, it may not be my favorite from Ballast Point, although I know that many people would disagree with me.

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4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A bar near me has started to carry a much better selection of beers which is where I got to finally try this amazing IPA. The color is a crisp golden caramel and it pours with a light head. The citrus undertones pair nicely with the hoppyness of the beer. Overall I was very happy with this selection and look forward to enjoying this again.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,422 ratings.