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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

9,249 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,249
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 951
Gots: 1,694 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

duobob, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

wardenclyffe, Mar 14, 2013
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4.84/5  rDev +9.8%

Ballast Point Brewing Company - Sculpin India Pale Ale - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

I had been recommended this brew from a friend, and I am so glad I finally got around to trying it!

Look - Nice bottle artwork. Pours golden copper with a smaller, soapy head. Great lacing. Moderate carbonation. Great looking brew.

Smell - Fruity (apricots, lemons, etc) with smooth hops. Some malt is detectable when the glass is agitated.

Taste - Smooth, zesty fruit, immediately followed by a blast of bitter (not too bitter) hops. Mini throat bomb (bite) at the end as it goes down. This unique flavor is so well done, similar to Lagunitas Sucks idea but different fruits and stronger hops.

Mouthfeel - Rests hoppy and fruity but comfortable, fades gently. Good drinkability but admittedly a bit boozy here. If I had to pick a minor flaw, it would be here.

Overall - Great, full bodied, unique as hell IPA. Intriguing blend, would highly recommend.

JMScowcroft, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

yeaprolly, Mar 14, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +10%

Very nice IPA. Aroma mellow citrus fruits, well balanced but not screaming pine like some good IPAs. Slight passion fruit. No head retention, not that pretty. Light amber. Very well balanced with sharp but quickly fading citrus fruit. Beautiful bitterness it finish with a sharp tang at the end. Great mouth feel. Coats your mouth. Overall very nice, not the best IPA in the world anymore but still up there.

flydudehsv, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 9,249 ratings.