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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

10,435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 10,435
Reviews: 2,122
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 1,056
Gots: 2,317 | FT: 41
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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Pale golden color gave way to a thick billowing head that lasted for quite a while and laced well.

Tremendously fragrant the scent can be caught from as far as three feet from the snifter. Huge citrus notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerines and dare I say watermelon.

The flavor does not hold the fruitiness of the scent nearly as well but a more balanced citrus, malt and piney hop flavor comes out on the tongue. The flavors are strong but never overpowering the other. This balance lends to feel as a very smooth, light and crisp feel causes the ale to drink dangerously easy. 7 ABV will not hurt you as bad but it reminds you that this is not a DIPA, yet so much fragrance and flavor comes from a littler package.

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,435 ratings.