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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,962 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,962
Reviews: 2,243
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,155
Gots: 2,832 | FT: 50
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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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This IPA by Ballast Point is outstanding. You won't be disappointed. The aroma is great. And the taste is even better. ABV's at 7% and you don't taste the alcohol. Not heavy which I love because you can enjoy more than one. You can taste tropical fruits in the beer like mango and pineapple. Not a fruity beer though. Defiantly an IPA taste for sure.


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4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a six-pack of cans, usually serve in a Sam Adams pint glass, poors easy to get a two fingered head.

appearance is a tad murky gold

the hops aromas are great, flowers and citrus

taste has a bit of the bite from hops and finishes with the fruit flavors heavy in the mouth, one is pretty filling

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a transparent copper with a small white head that recedes to a small foam and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell-Strong citrus and grapefruit hops. Lots of resin in the nose.

Taste- Great taste. Starts with a light fruity sweetness that is then hit with lots of hops. Grapefruit, citrus, a little pine. Then the end is a good bitterness, not overpowering but enough to let you know its an IPA.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation, the body is a bit on the lighter side for an IPA.

Overall- Very good IPA, great balance between hops, malts, flavor and bitterness.

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4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Golden amber with an off-white half-finger head that dissipates fast.

S: Grapefruit and piney hops

T: Excellent rush of piney hops. Smooth, not too bitter. Malts give it a great balance. Peaches and apricots slide right in. Semi-sweet. A dry finish.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: One of the better IPA's out there. This prickly little fish begs to be sipped and lapped and loved. Such an easy drinker. Buy more than one; you'll want more.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,962 ratings.