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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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11,221 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,221
Reviews: 2,302
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,184
Gots: 3,079 | FT: 48
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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-02-2006

Originally named Northstar IPA. Debuted in 2005.
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Nose: resiny, citrusy hops
Brilliant gold with a 2" bone white foam cap with small to medium sized bubbles.
Waves of flavor blend yeasty peach and apricot with lemony hop citrus over biscuit grain to culminate with a long lingering citrus rind bitterness. Dries out on the finish as all the flavors round out and come into perfect balance.
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I get a very strong tea flavor from Sculpin. I don't understand the hype or why people are willing to pay $16 for a 6 pack.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 11,221 ratings.