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Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Sculpin IPASculpin IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

10,936 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,936
Reviews: 2,239
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 1,150
Gots: 2,808 | FT: 48
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

P: Pours a clear (tiny specks) apricot body with a off white milky head that leaves behind wet sloppy lacing.

S: Aroma delivers lush peaches and apricots are leading the way of the tropical parade. Lemon tartness and faint pine resin contribute to the sweet fruit.

T/M: Super sweet tropical fruits up front then the bitter lemon, grapefruit and orange oil take over the dry finish. Toasted toffee malt and pepper. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.

O: Lush tropical fruits delicate spice and toasted malt. The bitterness in the finish really rounds out the sweetness. Fantastic easy drinking IPA to seek out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have heard so many great things about Sculpin, and have seen it many times at the store, but never tried until tonight. Wow what an amazing AIPA.

A - Light copper, crystal clear. Nice finger and a half of white head. Fair carbonation coming up. Can tell this one is super filtered, beautiful pour.

S - Sweet flower, with beautiful hop blast. Orange and earthyness play on the nose as well.

T - Amazing. The wave of flavor is what sets me off. Initially has a bite, then malts and sweetness comes in. After comes the citrus, and finishes with a phenomenal hope blast.

M - Killer wave over the palate. Sticky, amazing lingering aftertaste that is spot on. Perfect balance.

O - This knocked my socks off. Ballast Point does not disappoint. Great!

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Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 10,936 ratings.