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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

9,634 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,634
Reviews: 2,055
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 976
Gots: 1,866 | FT: 40
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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4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- Dark golden, with a thick white head. Retention is decent, with some lacing.
S- Hops, particularly citrus fruits. There is a bit of doughy malt on the nose as well. A bit of tropical fruit as well.
T- Citrus is the big flavor here. It is perhaps a bit more balanced than I expected, as there is some sweet malt undertones. There is a bit of lemon in there as well.
M- I didn't care for the mouthfeel here. I found it to be both foamy and oily.
O- The mouthfeel was a bit odd, but otherwise this was a good IPA. It didn't quite live up to expectations, but it is a good beer.

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had a 6 pack of this (12 oz bottles)

appearance is amber hue in color, beautiful looking.

Smell was fruitful, piney, oranges, mangos, etc.

I really liked this beer, but it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. It was just as the nose revealed, very hoppy, and fruit like presence in the body with a dry hoppy finish. I'd recommend this but it HAS to be fresh. It's quite possible mine was not.

Mouthfeel, was perfect, easy drinking, the exact amount of carbonation I thought the beer needed.

Over all, I'm impressed, but not that impressed with the price tag. But, I highly recommend it.

WreckedPalate, Dec 01, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,634 ratings.