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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,932
Reviews: 2,238
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,149
Gots: 2,805 | 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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4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a terrific gold with a fabulous head. Nice lacing afterwards. Good carbonation. Smell is great with lots of piney grapefruity freshness. I still can't get over the aroma. So clean and aromatic. Taste is equally impressive. Nice, clean, refreshing, lots of flavor. A great beer.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought for a New Seasons grocery store in Portland, Oregon. Pretty pumped when I saw this one, cause its been on my radar for a while now. No freshness date, but I expect it to be pretty fresh considering the stores location (Hawthone) and this beers popularity. Poured into a snifter.

A&S: Little over a finger of dull yellow semi fizzy head, retains in a thin layer and leaves some speckled lacing. Beer is a hazy cream yellow coloration. Primary citrus in the nose.

T&M: Predominate tropical hoppiness upfront. Powerful orange zest towards the finish. Semi-bitter, dry finish. Crisp carbonation but the medium-ish body cause this beer to be highly drinkable.

Overall: An incredible beer and the price ($2.50 for a single) makes this beer even more appealing. Would highly recommend to anyone, craft beer drinker or not. Wish this beer reached Colorado, this would for sure end up as a go to.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,932 ratings.