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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,659 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,659
Reviews: 2,181
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,095
Gots: 2,563 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25


On money to style, look is good, moderate head retention, spotty lace. Smell and taste are mango/peach/apricot dominated and not too bitter overall - much much better as it warms. Carbonation on low side. Seems less bitter and more rounded than Big Eye but that could be a number of factors in that.

Was it worth the wait to get here in Aus? Jury out on that one but still quite fresh and enjoyable one day after hitting shelves here.

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From a growler from FMcD's poured into a tulip glass. First pour from a fill from three hours earlier.

A - Clear golden orange, with a one finger head that quickly moves to a thin lace.

S - The first whiff of this is absolutely magnificent. Pine, hops, grapefruit, and some orange citrus. A tinge of sea salt. It smelled great on the pour at the store from six feet away.

T- Up front hops and citrus, with a heavy dose of bready malts on the finish. Other pine and salt notes are present as well.

M - Tends toward the thin, sharp, watery side, at least at first, then smooths some toward the end of the glass.

O - I had been looking forward to trying this for quite some time, and it just began to appear here recently. The nose alone makes this an impressive IPA. There is a good balance taste wise, with the hops winning out in the end. Recommended.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,659 ratings.