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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

9,240 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,240
Reviews: 2,024
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 950
Gots: 1,692 | FT: 49
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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A: pour light amber with a nice off white one finger head. Good lacing all around. Head has good retention

S: a little bit of everything, very nice. Some nice pine, citrus and a slight spice. Lots of great hop aromas.

T: mild bitterness upfront followed by some of the citrus and pine hops pulling forward before the malt finally comes through. Dry bitter finish.

M: light feel with moderate carbonation. Dry if finish.

O: complex ipa with a lot of different hop aromas and flavors. Very drinkable.

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this ballast point ipa is pretty good. nice color- slightly cloudy. the smell is super hoppy with a touch of citrus. the taste hast that nice ipa bitterness, a good solid bitter. i do wish there was some more citrus in the flavor. that complaint is a stretch- thats all i got, if i have to say something. bottom line- if youre in the mood for an ipa this one will definitely hit your spot .

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,240 ratings.