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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

9,282 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,282
Reviews: 2,027
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 955
Gots: 1,701 | FT: 47
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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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, can't find a bottled on date

A - looks like I think an IPA should. Cloudy apricot type color. Pour produces about 2 inches of head, dissipates to an 1/8 of an inch of white white foam.

S - orange peel, grapefruit, a little bit of booze, some light malt somewhere in there.

T - bitter citrus bomb. Lots of pithy orange and grapefruit. Nice and clean, simple but satisfying flavor profile. No biting bitterness. Easy drinking.

M - light, fine carbonation. Light feel.

O - a super easy drinking and enjoyable IPA. This is one that you could get you in trouble as it is super easy drinking and hides the ABV. Very enjoyable

Beerandboards, Mar 23, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a pale golden yellow with moderate carbonation producing a thin white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Fresh citrus (orange, grapefruit, and lemon) hops. Very refreshing and aromatic.
T: Follows aroma perfectly and actually offers a bit more intensity. Excellently balanced, especially for style.
M: Light body and extemely smooth for style. Nicely refreshing with a dry and mildly bitter finish. Light and yet lingers nicely on the palate...excellent for style.
D: A truly superb IPA. Seek it out! Wonderfully refreshing and sessionable.

mwilbur, Mar 23, 2013
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,282 ratings.