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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

9,331 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,331
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,731 | FT: 45
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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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful IPA. Lovely balance. So glad it's back in CT. Lots of citrus, lots of hops. Little more west coast style all in all, but really just wonderful. Super fresh too! Nose is a little lighter than some big DIPAs, but it's still more than enough to get your mouth watering. And the actual flavors follow suit perfectly.

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, 1/2 finger of head, dissipates quickly.

A - Golden/red amber, looks syrupy in the glass, slightly hazy (prefer more haze).

S - Pineapple, mango, banana, pine resin, raspberry, and some bready qualities.

T - Pine resin, tropical fruit blend, raspberry, bitterness.

M - Nice carbonation feel, not overly watery, goes down smoootthhh.

O - A very nicely done IPA.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,331 ratings.