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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

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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Ratings: 11,221 | Reviews: 2,302
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- cloudy apricot. Full head.

Aroma- strong evergreen hops.

Taste- Starts with a clean, balanced hop introduction then gets smooth and buttery in the middle, and finishes with a blend of hops reminding us of grapefruit and pine. 70 IBUs. An excellent IPA!

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 7, 2014.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of different hops merging to create a memorable IPA. Layering of hops makes it bold complex and flavorful but not so hoppy as to overpower you. Beautiful light clear amber color. Slight head and minimal lacings. At 7% above - just the right amount of intensity. A very tasty and drinkable IPA. It's a "can't miss" for all IPA and Pale Ale lovers. Definitely recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have a special place for the Sculpin, because this was my first introduction into REAL IPA's.

Great beer. Beautiful grapefruit and citrus notes on the nose.

Consumption is very tasty, and very well balanced.

Amazing IPA. Ballast Point does an incredible job with balance in their beers, and this is no exception. They hide alcohol content very well.

I've come across some very interesting things here after having Stone and Ballast Point. What I've found is that Stone is much more in your face with their beers, and styles, whereas Ballast Point is more subtle, and a little more balanced. I prefer the Sculpin to the regular Stone IPA, but the Stone Enjoy By's are the best I have had.

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