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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

9,306 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,306
Reviews: 2,030
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,717 | FT: 46
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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4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a- pours a golden somewhat cloudy color. magnificent head that lingers with fantastic lacing.

s-not your typical hoppy ipa scent. a sweet orangey/tangerine like scent with an emphasis on sweet smelling

m-wow. delicious. sweet tasting hops characterized by orange and pineapple. no trace of malt really. a little heat from the alcohol but really nothing major

t-full body with a refreshing finish.

o-here's an IPA that i will be coming back to. fantastic

Schoonerorlater, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - The Sculpin IPA pours into a chalice a clear gold, and an ample cream colored head.

S - Fresh, sweetish hops...orange peel.

T - Instant hops, on the sweet side. The opposite experience of the grapefruity IPA, which offer a more aggressive, bitter hop flavor. This follows the sweet nose fairly closely...oranges and tangerines, no overt malt presence to speak of.

M - Lively and effervescent. The Sculpin presents a full body/not heavy texture, some oils and stickiness.

O - What a brew. Again...on the sweet-tangy-orangy hop side of the flavor scale; and DELICIOUS! I had a "Pliny" clone once that reminded me a lot of this beer; and excellent representation of the style and specifically the flavor target.

MVotter, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,306 ratings.